So over there years there have been numerous 4x games that have come and gone, some with a following some which have proven to be to buggy and rubbish to last long..
I was a big fan of imperium galactica and an even older classic stars! both of which really encompassed the genre well. Then there was a big empty period for me.. ..i tried to fill the void with sins of a solar empire, but the real time space battles couldnt win me over as i found the other elements of the game somewhat barren. (Diplomacy was just bland as hell & managing colonies was pretty average!)
Needless to say i stumbled apon an article that chronicled the to-ing and fro-ing of the 4x genre and caught mention of a game under development called 'Endless Space'.
What interests me is that firstly its being developed by a small company (+1), the alpha version is playable allowing users to provide feedback to the developers and from the shots i have seen it looks like it could be set to re-ignite the 4x genre. I have provided a link below:
Endless Space / Products / Amplitude - Endless-Space
Any TOG members had any experiences with this new development? Any thoughts on the gameplay/style of the game?! Check out the article below, i think this game looks absolutely ace!! I have been after an all out awesome game in this genre for ages!!
Why You Should Buy Endless Space. The Scientific Gamer