Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sins of a Solar Empire

I know that its kinda out of nowhere, but for some reason I really felt the want to play it. For those of you who don't know the game Sins of a Solar Empire is an epicly scaled space RTS. It does have multiplayer but my experiences were cut short as our LAN connection couldn't take the data. It features only skirmishes, no campaign, with up to 10 players each controlling one of three races. The TEC, the Advent, and the Vasari.

The TEC: or Trader Emergency Coalition are the humans of the game. When it comes to skirmishes their technology boosts their mining and trade higher than Advent or Vasari so while they can't stand in open conflict they are able to marshal ships faster and in greater number.

Advent: Are a highly spiritual race that was focused on culture and knowledge. However their knowledge was spent on non-military methods so their weapons of warfare do not surpass the Vasari, but does offer them a level playing ground. Psi-Tech and psionic abilities are completely normal among the population and gameplay focuses on spreading your culture to offer you bonuses even when attacking enemies systems.

Vasari: The Vasari Empire was bent on complete domination of the universe and was succeeding up to a point. They were driven from their home systems by a mysterious force that follows them forever, and even with the loss of the majority of their fleet and resources, their military technology vastly surpasses that of the TEC and Advent giving them the major combat bonus when engaged in open combat in skirmishes.

Game-Play: Actual game play is really good, you have the distinction between capital ships and frigates, capital ships are self explanatory and offer many purposes and the back bone of your fleet. Frigates can also fulfill almost any job and be far greater in number, 16 capital ships and 120 of the best frigates with max population, but are nowhere near as effective and lack the ability to gain experience. The point of the game is to take over the universe, and these universes can be pre-built small universes or custom made maps containing over one thousand different systems to conquer which means games can go very long. Each side goes about conquering in a different manner, the TEC use economics to out produce others, the Advent culturally assimilate you from the safety of their colonies, and the Vasari just march a fleet through the other's front lines.

Overall the game is superb, and I recommend that any RTS fan buys it as it is certainly a great game

~The Lurker

11 comments:

  1. i agree i thought that game was pretty good to

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  2. I used to play a lot of the old Command and Conquer, would I like this game?

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  3. great review, where are some pictures?

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  4. Its a great game for low money
    good review!

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  5. @ Trapper hell ya, I was raised on the first few Command and Conquer games

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  6. I think youre right about it!

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  7. I love RTS! I'll check it out!

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  8. that's really cool! I just stopped by to show my support :D

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  9. Good review. following for more.

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  10. I used up so many hours of the day playing this!
    Showing my support

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