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Old 6th April 2011, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure how many TOG'ers ever got into Sword of the Stars. As a very quick recap:
- As a baseline it's a 4X game (think Master of Orion/Pax Imperia/etc)
- Combat is realtime, pauseable.
- AI responds to your technology choices intelligently (aka attempts to build counters to your primary weapons used)
- Heaps of initial conditions to tweak to change the nature of how a game plays out.
- Very well supported by developer, number of expansions to continuously improve the game. Both free content updates and paid expansions.

Long story short, great game & I got a lot out of it.

Mentioning it now as SOTS 2 is on the horizon and is definitely worth a lookin amongst those who love space strategy type games!

Game spot has some recent coverage & interviews:
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter for PC - GameSpot
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Old 24th April 2011, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I want this game and all its addons like yesterday!
When I first played it years ago I didn't like it, then I bought it on steam on special and spent countless hours in it. Im so glad there's to be a sequel and I hope they keep to the original mainly.
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Old 10th June 2011, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter

Sword of the Stars II - Paradox Interactive
By Paradox Interactive & Kerberos Productions Inc.



New E3 Trailer



Game Teaser



Mars2 Engine Teaser (older)



ZOMG a new X4 space game. The first I will have played since Galactic Civilisations 2. I was starting to think the genre was dead. I even considered learning how to program just to start my own X4 Spcae strategy game! I guess I'll see how these chaps did. Never played their first incarnation though.

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Old 10th June 2011, 12:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If the last 4X game you played was galciv 2 you defiantly need to check out Sins of a Solar Empire.






http://www.sinsofasolarempire.com
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I loved SOTS and poured lots of time into it. Looking forward to the sequel!

I also play SINS from time to time (you have to get the Star Wars Requiem mod for the diplomacy addon ... really groovy fun).
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I've considered getting that a bunch of times Drac, just never got around to it though. Noticed its dirt cheap on OzGameShop though.
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Old 30th June 2011, 02:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There is an exclusive interview for Sword of the Stars 2 over at Angry Joe:
Sword of the Stars II: Exclusive Gameplay & The Lords of Winter Revealed! AngryJoeShow

The initial section doesn't give you much new info but the last minute or so is in game footage of the new ship models, weapons and combat in action
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Can't wait for September 20th : SOTS 2 will be arriving on Steam.

I've played the base game and all the good mods for SOTS 1, and I would have to vote the ACM mod as my favorite.
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