Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sins of a solar Empire (Statergy, 2008)

An amazing game that enriches you

Graphics - 8.5
Sound - 8
Gameplay - 8.5
Difficulty - 7
Overall - 8.5

The thought of a Real time statergy game of massive scale has always been a exiting one. Especially when the background to the game is space. Over time there have been games such as "Conquest frontier wars" and "Sword of the stars" that have given us a glimpse of the potential of space RTS and TBS games.

SOASE can be classified as a combination of games such as "Sword of the stars" and "Conquest Frontier wars". The game takes place across multiple star systems where the obvious goal is to expand your own empire while at the same time ensuring the distruction of your enemies empire. Playing a game across such a huge battle feild can be a daunting task, however the games interface is designed well enough that managing your empire is as easy as a walk in the park.

May be the best choice here is a tactical withdrawal.

The game graphics look sharp and are able to cater even low end systems. Game play is smooth and battles look majestic. The units them selves have a fair amount of variety but i got the feeling that the game was missing level 3 ships. After frigates and cruisers the game only allows you to build capital ships which not only take up a lot of resources but are only available towards the end of the game.

Another interesting feature of this game is the leveling up of capital ships. Capital ships become more powerful and have more abilities as they level up. The game also features a well designed tech tree, Allowing you to boost your empire and explore new statergies. And for those hard core gamers Achivement points are up for grabs.

The AI however is something that needs a lot more polishing up. Most enemies will either fight or flee depending on who has the bigger fleet. The game also lacks a compelling storyline that would have been great but make no mistake, this game is so good that you will spend endless hours plotting, calculating and controlling your empire as you try to become the supreme ruler of the galaxy.

The Bottom line
Sins Of a Solar Empire is a game that is worth every penny.

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