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#1 Space Voyager

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:45 AM

Right now, they are pretty devastating. StrategyInformer gave it 5.5 (of 10, not 6... and the rest are even worse).

It is kinda sad to see such negative responses to the next chapter of what I hold to be the best space strategy to date, but judging by discussions on the forum etc. they are an accurate grade of game's current state.

I'm almost happy my comp is not able to run the game. When I do get something that will, SotS][ is bound to be a well patched and expansed game.  :phew:

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:22 PM

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In response to the catastrophic launch, Kerberos has offered customers the option to get a refund.

Must have been pretty bad.

Edit: ouch, IGN gives it 2.5 out of 10.

Sad, I was hoping this game would replace Master of Orion 2 to me :(
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:33 PM

View PostAzrael Strife, on 24th November 2011, 2:22pm, said:

Sad, I was hoping this game would replace Master of Orion 2 to me :(
Wait a month or two, it may yet.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:31 PM

From what I've read - the devs plans were too big for their skill. Well I wish them good luck on finishing project.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:22 PM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 24th November 2011, 3:33pm, said:

Wait a month or two, it may yet.
The problem is that this is going to hurt the game's reputation greatly, by having all sites giving it a massively low score. I may try it, but this is going to affect Kerberos financially, it's still left to see if expansions for this games will ever see the light of day, let alone a sequel.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:49 AM

You are definitely right and this alone is a good reason to wait a month or two or several. Kerberos did get low scores with SotS1 as well (less devastating though) and they managed to weather the storm just fine. Reviewers back then proved to be incredibly protective of GalCiv2 and its expansions...

It was a much smaller Kerberos which helped them through rough times I'm sure.

We'll see. I hope they manage to pull it through or space strategy will suffer quite a severe blow.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 11:59 PM

There is always Homeworld
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:56 AM

HW is not a strategy game, it is a tactical simulator. A nice one, but I like empire building...

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:03 AM

SotS2 in IGN's Worst of 2011...
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:10 AM

I am crushed.... D:

Good thing I'm paitent enough to wait for the bugs to be crushed too!

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:35 AM

Ouch. Deserved criticism, but still painful. I'm surprised everybody speaks of bugs only when SotS2 wasn't even playable. Got a CTD? So what, half the game is missing anyway.

I have no doubt it will be at least a good game in time, but this fiasco was much, MUCH worse than Star Ruler. Star Ruler was at least playable from the start.

Bah, I have a SotS1 AAR to finish. And it seems as though I have enough time.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

After Fort Zombie, I'm not at all surprised regarding the state of SotSII. Hopefully this won't be abandoned like FZ.

Luckily, I found a brand new copy of SotSII on sale at a local Game for 7, and that's about what I'd pay for it in it's current state.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:42 AM

Fort Zombie was just a detour project so I hope it would not become a rule. I tried playing it but the controls were so awkward I haven't tried since that first playing.

I think the stakes are far higher with SotS2 though. They have a third of the game to finish before they can start on expansions. And by now SotS2 relies on those as far as profit goes IMO.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

I now have an urge to buy SotS2 and do an AAR. "Through the Bugs and Flames!" or something. XD

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:06 PM

I wonder how much of the game still remains to be fixed, would be interesting to read a review post bugfixes.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

I am watching some moveis on YT.. Well the game looks big improvement in gfx at least... too bad it is still not completed... and still I will not pay 40EUR for it... bah even 20 for me would still be too high..

Also I find it strange that in Both Sots you manualy can't change vertical position of ships...

Also a famous Hitler scene regarding Sots2


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

http://www.amazon.co...n...2088&sr=8-1

Ok - is this price for real ? Wherever I look it is 40 EUR !!!!!
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:53 PM

I'd wait. I don't think this one has DLCs (I think there are several) included. In future bargains you will most likely never be able to buy just the DLCs, only full game with DLCs.

The game is not very playable yet, anyway.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:56 PM

The pre-order DLC's were just additional icons voices and music - so no I pay to win situtaion here.... Yeah I think I will wait but this price is tempting.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

This is just an opinion but... this game will have good discounts before an expansion comes. By the look of it, this is also the time when the game will be playable. :)

Ok, I'm being a bit nasty here, but not far from the truth.

If you think this is a good opportunity, don't let me stop you! We'd all love to hear about the game. I might have considered to take the offer up myself if my comp was up to it.




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