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Game News Sid Meier's Starships has been announced, due this year

Discussion in 'Tacticular News & Content' started by Whisky, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Whisky The Solution

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    Tags: Firaxis; Sid Meier's Starships



    Sid Meier's Starships has been announced. It's a Turn-Based Strategy game based around designing starships and engaging in diplomacy and war.

    It's expected to be released sometime this year.
     
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  2. kris Arcane

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    There is not much to say about a game trailer that shows zip about the actual gameplay.
     
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  3. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    i hope they spend more than a weekend on AI this time
     
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  4. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    It's probably Pirates! with a reskin.
     
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  5. TheEntitledOne Arcane

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    Captain Neckbeard LP when?
     
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  6. Morkar illiterate

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    And I was interested for a moment...
     
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  7. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    Yeah, it looks like Android is getting less and less support from game devs lately.
     
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  8. Zeriel Arcane

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    I really wish it didn't feel like strategy games as a genre are relegated to mobile fodder these days, but it really does.

    The genre has made a resurgence, but it's a resurgence on the most awful platforms, with rank mediocrity.
     
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    With how fucking boring Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is, I have full confidence they are going to repeat the same shitty snorefest mobile game that is designed for quick toilet/train breaks than actual gaming.

    Damn it, I still remember there is a time where any game with the name Sid Meier attached in front of it mean actually fun games that require some thought into it :argh:
     
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  10. pakoito Arcane

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    Did it ever had any? Because before 2012 there were almost no big names there.
     
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    No Linux version? Firaxis has been really good about supporting Linux recently (Civ V, XCOM, Beyond Earth).
     
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  12. Mortmal Arcane

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    Multiplatform with IOS , this means the game will be extremely casualized , and afterthe lackluster, beyond earth , i am really not expecting anything else from those guys.
     
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  13. kris Arcane

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    Looking at the few screens showed I am pretty sure this is how it will be. Cutesy graphics, you have some planets that shit out ships, then you move a small group of ships to shoot at an enemy group of ships. I expect no depth to the planets, a bit unsure about the focus, ships combat. I did get the feeling that both small ships and missiles are out, but I might be fooled by the look of things.
     
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  14. ColCol Arcane

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    I don't mind something lightweight, but I do hope it offers more depth than ace patrol .
     
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  15. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Just found the gameplay trailer;

     
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  17. Dehumanizer Educated

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    Will Meier actually do something in this game, instead of just giving it his name?
     
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    Wake me up when Firaxis stops sucking.
     
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  19. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    You might need to shell out for a cryogenic bed.
     
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  20. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    Actually, this one seems to be more in the style of Ace Patrol, which was kind of tightly focused. Maybe a bit too much(it was a small game you can complete in a few hours in the end, not a timeless game you could play over and over like Civ). It was a good iOS game anyway, and the sequel removed the DLC and P2W nonsense.
     
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