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Old 02-04-08, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Sins of a Solar Empire Feedback Thread

It was released today (Feb. 4), anyone played it yet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sins_of_a_Solar_Empire
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According to the official Sins website, the primary feature that sets Sins apart from other RTS titles is the seamless integration of a real-time epic strategy mode with real-time tactical fleet combat. Players can view entire galaxies, then zoom in to their planets and even individual fleets, starships, and even fighters, similar to the Strategic Zoom featured in the 2007 RTS title Supreme Commander.
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Old 02-04-08, 04:46 PM   #2
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oooo this has potential. Space RTS + fleet tactics just tickles! lol

Hopefully it's better than the pathetically simple and primarily lame SW: EaW.
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Old 02-04-08, 11:13 PM   #3
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didn't realise this was out.

I loved GalCiv II, and i believe (although i may be wrong) this is by the same mob. I'll definitely pick it up if thats the case.
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Old 02-05-08, 12:21 AM   #4
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Can't wait to pick up my copy tomorrow !
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Old 02-05-08, 03:09 AM   #5
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cool been waiting for this one. supcom + homeworld + civ = sins.

from what i've read it generates multiplayer maps on the fly and games can take days, even months to finish. so they added multiplayer quicksave which just sounds great.

also you *can* place some objects in 3d space like homeworld, but the fights look like they play out in 2d sadly.

i'll get it on the d/l later.
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Old 02-05-08, 09:36 AM   #6
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Yes, Stardock was (is?) behind the GalCiv series as well.
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Old 02-05-08, 11:47 PM   #7
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Anyone get this? Or see a review?
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There's an 'out of the box' review at gamespy.com
http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc/sins-of-.../849840p1.html

seems pretty positive. The lack of a single player campaign is a surprise to me, and a little disappointing.

Then again i always just played sandbox mode in GalCiv II anyway so.... I'll probably be buying it.
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Old 02-05-08, 11:59 PM   #9
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There's an 'out of the box' review at gamespy.com
http://au.pc.gamespy.com/pc/sins-of-.../849840p1.html

seems pretty positive. The lack of a single player campaign is a surprise to me, and a little disappointing.

Then again i always just played sandbox mode in GalCiv II anyway so.... I'll probably be buying it.
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I could care less about a SP narrative... sounds pretty good so far.
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Old 02-06-08, 12:23 PM   #10
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Played the game for 6 hours last night.

The lobby system needs a revamp and the UI could use some tweaks. Aside from that the game really is awesome. I just wish a lot more people played the game. The game is like Empire at war space battles with a leveling system for capital ships and a really cool tech tree design. I like it alot.
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This is out already???? holy cow... i'm heading out to buy it this very second... I still play the heck out of Gal civ 2!
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review at Shacknews: http://www.shacknews.com/featuredarticle.x?id=767
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