Endless Space: Endlessly Jonesing for One More Turn

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  1. Lulloser says:

    I love this game. Soo good.
    I can now decide. I want Turnbased: Endless Space
    I want realtime: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion :D

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Get both, and play whichever fits your mood best. :) And yeah, even at this stage, the game is fantastic. I just hope I have better luck with combat. Dunno if I’ll ever fully click with it.

  2. Stian says:

    Remember that there are three kinds of weapon (one is best for each range), and three types of specialized defense (one for each weapon type). Since each faction sticks to one type of weapon, you can choose the specialized defense against it, and gain a good advantage.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Welcome to the blog, Stian! And yeah, I got that through the tutorial, so either I’m not picking the right cards, or my ships aren’t yet powerful enough. :/

  3. Istvan says:

    I’ve been unable to find anything 4X to compare with Malfador’s Space Empires series for more than a decade, in terms of gameplay, depth, and ease-of-use. Endless Space looks beautiful, and the UI appears to have some real nice potential. I may take a good look at Endless Space, but I wager I’m likely to find myself starting another game of SE V when the hankering creeps up again in another six months. Maybe next time I’ll go for a ringworld as my tech goal instead of wave-motion guns….

  4. PurpleDrazi says:

    Great review! I tend to like micro-managing the battles myself, but I’ll definitely will have to try this one.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Thanks man! I too prefer a more hands-on approach to combat if possible, but I can do hands-off if done well. Here it just might be too much. Regardless, it’s a fantastic game. :)

  5. syndicatedragon says:

    Are there peaceful ways to play/win the game? How is the economy? Would a “builder” like myself be satisfied?

    • Lulloser says:

      You can ally with the other Factions. But there is one faction, the Cravers.
      They have an eternal war and cannot be in peace with others. I have to check if there is an ally win option.

    • Lulloser says:

      There is no ally win. But you can win with research for example.

  6. Kevin Grubb (@grubber788) says:

    It occurs to me that a good/bad UI is my personal barrier to entry when it comes to space sims. I think Sins of a Solar Empire is another game with a fantastic UI that proves the point that just because you have a lot of information to consume, doesn’t mean it has to be chaotic. I think Endless Space is another addition to the (far-too-small) pantheon of space sims with great UI’s. Nice review!

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Welcome to the blog Kevin, and thank you for the kind words! I totally agree that UI is VERY important in any game, be it a space sim, a 4x grand strategy game or an FPS. Endless Space really did a great job streamlining their UI, and the game totally benefits from it. :)

  7. Nikki says:

    Been looking at this game for awhile now, and finally just picked it up.
    Looks like a more modernised version of Masters of Orion 2 in a way. Really hoping it is,a s I haven’t found another space strategy I enjoy as much and, I still play Orion 2 to death >.>
    great blog and review

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Welcome to the blog Nikki, and thank you for the kind words! :) Yeah, this really has that “one more turn” feeling that games such as MOO2 and other have. :) Totally a good time. :)

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