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Space Empires V Can't Get Much Love

Discussion in 'TCancer News & Content Comments' started by Jason, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    <strong>[ Review ]</strong>

    <p>The next <a href="http://www.spaceempires5.com/" target="_blank" title="SE5">Space Empires V</a> review is at <a href="http://www.gamesradar.com/us/pc/game/reviews/article.jsp?articleId=2006110818241148004&sectionId=1000&pageId=20061108183432927019" target="_blank" title="Games Radar">Games Radar</a> and it agrees with Gamespot's less-than-enthusiastic review, giving it a 6/10.</p><blockquote><p>A game this size needs much better documentation and in-game help than it has, and the tactical combat can get frustrating if you lose track of which ships have run out of missiles (repair and resupply are crucial). But there is a minor gem underneath all the dirt. If you stick with the smaller campaigns, you can focus on mastering the interface and designing the ultimate space fleet. Sometimes Space Empires V takes its commitment to customization too far, but there&rsquo;s never any doubt who the emperor is. </p></blockquote><p>The author continued his remarks at <a href="http://flashofsteel.com/index.php/2006/11/09/space-empires-v-review/" target="_blank" title="Flash of Steel">Flash of Steel.</a> </p><blockquote><p>Gamespot gave Jeff Lackey a good 1200 words <a href="http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/spaceempiresv/review.html">for his review</a>, so he covers the technical end and gameplay in much greater detail than I did. His final verdict (&rdquo;fair&rdquo;) is perfectly in line with my own. SE5 is for the die-hards and the wannabe converts. This is for people who found GalCiv too shallow and Sword of the Stars too mysterious. </p></blockquote><p>SotS was too mysterious? Folks around here tended to think it was too shallow. </p><p>Spotted @ <a href="http://flashofsteel.com/">Flash of Steel</a></p>
     
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  2. whatusername Scholar

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    Wait, what the hell is 'mysterious'?
     
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  3. Deathy Liturgist

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    I got SE:V earlier this week (thanks, baby arm), and from initial impressions (after applying the 1.13 patch), it has some problems, but the amount of raw depth that the game has is nearly enough to overcome those problems and launch it into the realm of awesome. When it stops rebooting my PC while in tactical combat, it will be a great game.
     
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  4. OccupatedVoid Arbiter

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    How the hell does game reboot your PC while playing it? :?
     
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  5. Deathy Liturgist

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    It might just be a BSOD and I have that whole reboot on BSOD thing enabled, but I haven't checked that.
     
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  6. whatusername Scholar

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    The same problem happened to me in the demo: It kept rebooting my pc.
     
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  7. OccupatedVoid Arbiter

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    Ahh, the infamous Blue Screen of Death. Microsoft's only innovation.
    Maybe your video card drivers are old if it's BSODing.
     
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  8. Troy Goodfellow Novice

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    Figuring out what the hell was going on for the most part, but I'm mostly going from the original demo and critical consensus here. Is the full game even shallower?
     
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  9. Andy Brown Novice

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    Horses for courses. SotS is just right for me. GalCiv is complex and boring. SEV is death by detail (when it works).
     
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  10. OccupatedVoid Arbiter

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    I love Galactic Civilizations. I don't find it boring at all. :)
     
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  11. Andy Brown Novice

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    Exactly my point!! I love SotS and don't find it shallow at alll :)
     
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  12. Falcore19 Novice

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    Very good game in theory, but plagued with zillion of critical bugs. The patch 1.13 added more bugs too, unfortunatly.
     
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