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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
http://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2015/06/master-of-orion-the-original-4x-sci-fi-masterpiece-is-being-rebooted/

IT'S HAPPENING!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtQhNef17zw

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Yep, looks interesting thus far.

Though I must say it looks an awful lot like StarDrive at this point.

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If you haven't picked up the Homeworld Remastered Collection yet, it's currently 60% off on Steam through the 13th.

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I just bought it. Only 2 days left on the download! The internet here is wonderful.


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
Gearbox has been giving the game fairly steady attention, though they haven't yet made the changes that I would most want to see. Some of those are apparently on the table, but no guarantees if they're coming. If have or are getting the game, I'd personally recommend this re-balance mod, and if you're going to play the HW1 story, this mod is probably a good idea, though I've not yet played through with it myself. Planning on soon doing a play through with both of those on, though.

Some people might find this colorblindness related tweak I made useful too. These mods are all pretty small file sizes, script tweaks rather than any art assets.

Personally I'd tentatively recommend the game at sale price in it's current state, though for diehard HW1 purists it might still not be worth it.


Also, MoO! I'm interested to know more. The people making the trailer at least seem to be quite familiar with MoO1 and MoO2, but we don't have much info on the actual game. Personally I hope it ventures closer to MoO1 than 2, both because I prefer the mechanics of 1 and because we've gotten a lot of games already that model themselves after 2.

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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
Arioch wrote:
If you haven't picked up the Homeworld Remastered Collection yet, it's currently 60% off on Steam through the 13th.


Thanks. Not quite the original but very pretty.

Time to see if the radeon/wine incompatibility has gone away.


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
Star Ruler 2 is on sale for $12.49 on steam. http://store.steampowered.com/app/282590
It has a very unusual diplomacy system; personally I find it better than the usual but some people dislike it. In addition, the economy revolves around setting up planet sized supply chains and lacks a "galactic bank", which I find makes large games much easier to manage. However, some people dislike the change. It still has some problems but the dev are doing a pretty good job fixing them. Unfortunately, the game hasn't gotten much exposure and the dev are probably going to run out of money in about a year. They'll continue updating the game until their money runs out and they'll probably make an expansion but a sequel, or second expansion, is unlikely.


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