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The worst space game ever?
« on: March 13, 2015, 10:17:33 AM »
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 11:07:16 AM »
No, that would be Sid Meier's Starships: http://store.steampowered.com/app/282210/

Oh wait, it's evened out.

But I'm pretty sure there's a worse rated game than that one....just can't think of the name.
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 11:37:30 AM »
Must be starcraft, there aren't even any stars! (/sarcasm)

More seriously I think of Sword of the Stars II
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 01:58:16 PM »
X Rebirth, that's another one that seems to get a lot of hate.
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 02:48:29 PM »
X Rebirth, that's another one that seems to get a lot of hate.

Ah yes that too. I think both that and SotS2 get so much hate is that because they are not only bad games, but come from games which were very great.
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 01:29:23 PM »
X Rebirth is actually getting a lot of praise since a recent patch apparently. Sid Meyer's Starship was bad but I found some positive reviews. I can't find a single positive review for the one I posted. Actually I don't know another game on Steam that's rated that badly lol.
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2015, 02:07:44 PM »
The most positive words I've heard about Master of Orion 3 is that the engine isn't broken and there are mods that make it a not so terrible experience to play.

The only reason that game didn't fall into obscurity is the name.

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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 06:05:16 PM »
I actually quite liked MoO3, and never got into the firs two parts. But I also started out with the third, so my experience is probably fundamentally different.

Star Drive is a nomination of mine, along with Distant Worlds.
But honestly now - there is such a tremendously, mountainously large pile of bad space games, it's very much harder to find a truly good one than to stumble into puddles of bad ones.

Edit: I just vomited up some pieces of Endless Space. F?ck that sh!t.
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 06:53:26 PM »



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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2015, 06:59:56 PM »
But was that actually a space game? :P

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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2015, 07:23:33 PM »
...along with Distant Worlds...


What didn't you like about it?

(There IS a lot to not like, just curious which specifically you didn't.
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2015, 08:16:33 PM »
X Rebirth, that's another one that seems to get a lot of hate.

Ah yes that too. I think both that and SotS2 get so much hate is that because they are not only bad games, but come from games which were very great.

No SOTS2 gets the hate because the devs dropped it like a rock and scammed everyone when they offered refunds for a very limited period of time but promised they will patch the game to greatness and reward people that don't ask for refund, only to a month later drop support for the game entirely. People have not forgotten. I sure haven't.

Rebirth on the other hand will never be a good X game. But if you do a mindwipe it is in it's half-assed state barely acceptable ;)

Can't talk about Sid Meiers Space ships, but Beyond Earth was already bad, and so it doesn't surprise me Sid Meier lost touch completely as to what actually makes a game good. Or maybe his name is only attached to get sales.. After CIV BE and Starships SID MEIER name is likely tainted ;/
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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2015, 01:31:43 AM »
Sid Meier's Starships as a title sure sounds like a return to form, something inventive, fun, maybe slightly brilliant, and ultimately approachable. I pictured designing star ships from the ground up, sending them out, conducting fun but intricately balanced battles.

But no, it's basically a dull amalgam of everything Firaxis did for the last 15 years.

On the other hand, I'm now going to fire up Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space.

To contribute a scorn-title, Dark Star One got a lot of hate for promising to revolutionize the universe and being merely decent and bland. Least, that's what I could tell since the copy I bought wouldn't run on my machine back then.


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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2015, 03:22:24 AM »
Star Drive is a nomination of mine, along with Distant Worlds.


Hm, I'd heard that Distant Worlds: Universe was actually pretty good... is there some aspect of it that ended up being a problem?

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Re: The worst space game ever?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2015, 09:45:48 AM »
I might be about to step into that same old beehive again, so tell my family I love them if I don't make it out alive this time.

I really really don't like Distant Worlds. I tried hard to like it since there are some good ideas behind it (free market economy, non-involvement by the government, and above all the very important outsource-whatever-you-like-to-the-AI, which every game should have), but almost all other aspects and the execution are thoroughly off-putting to me.
It's been a year since I last touched it, so I won't be going into all the details.

Combat: All around horrible. Could just as well not exist or be entirely abstracted.
Writing: Clichés. Nothing but. I don't know whether it's laziness or aggressive, laborious intent to bore. Includes the races - sh!te.
Economy: Good idea, but the execution makes no economic or even logical sense.
Visuals: Ugly. And a suprisingly resource-intensive kind of ugly that won't even run on my notebook. Impressive for a 2D game.
Treatment of space: It could just as well not be set in space. Space is meaningless to the game.
AI: Unusually for games this large, it can actually handle all areas of the game. Sadly, it's not at all good at it.
Gameyness: Again, clichés lifted straight from any other game. Calling it GalCiv - Free Market Edition would not be far off.

Argh. I can't think straight about it.
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