Distant Worlds – Legends: Beginning to See the Big Picture…

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  1. D-Man777 says:

    I call it the "ant farm" feeling. It's what has made DW my favorite 4X of all time. The ability to automate the menial and watch the results of more grand decisions is what makes DW a stand-out title in the genre.

    Great article, btw!

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Thanks, glad you liked it! And yeah, it might be becoming my favorite 4X as well, as it right now feels close to unseating Imperium Galactica II. It's just so…epic, not just to watch, but to play as well.

  2. Gridphoenix says:


    I played Distant Worlds as well and really liked it. Now my problem is: With all this great games out there at the moment (just got Sins Rebellion and digged out my Space Rangers 2 again) which one do I play first :-)


  3. Rob C says:

    This is a somewhat silly question as I think I know the answer, you aren't really getting promoted by the game right? You're just deciding when to change ships and turning off various parts of the automation?

    I'm usually not a big fan of space games, but this one has looked intriguing. I tend to be a control freak. How much can you control in the game before it becomes unmanageable?

    In any case, thanks for your write up!

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Hi Rob, welcome to the blog! To answer your question, no, the game isn't promoting me, I'm just deciding when to turn on and off certain bits of automation to go along with the story. It's been working quite well.

      You might love this game because you can control as little or as much as you want. Certain things you can't control, like civilian and merchant ships, for example, but so far I've just got a little bit of the automation off and there's plenty to do. :) I think with all the automation turned off it might be overwhelming, as the galaxies are HUGE, but you can customize it to your liking, which is nice.

      I wish, WISH they had a demo, but regardless, you can see here:

      That there are several automation options. I'm just now getting into the big picture stuff, but please don't hesitate to ask more questions if you have them. Thanks again!

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Oh, forgot to mention that the game also has a built-in editor, so you can even control the universe itself as you go. Here's my favorite review of the game:

      To give you more of a taste. :)

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