For any fan of Sci-Fi, Space Opera or just enthusiast of space Endless Space is a real treat of a game to pick up. The visual style of the game is simplified but it works extremely well for the game and it has a really appealing design which is gentle for eyes. Especially the space and the stars look just gorgeous. The music enhances the feeling of being in space well and it is one of my favorite soundtracks ever.
The gameplay is the usual for any 4X game but it's very well polished making it one of the better ones. In Endless Space you pick a race to conquer the galaxy through diplomacy, science, military, colonization or economy. In combat you get to control fleets and command them in 3 phased battles that involves long, mid and close range combat. You get to choose a special command for each of these phases via a card system that functions like a rock paper scissors game. The battle system is easy to grasp but it has good amount of depth into it once you research more of these cards.
Still depending on your skill level with 4X games Endless Space might not be the most hardcore game out there, but for someone who casually enjoys the more popular ones such as Civ 5 it's a fun game to play and offers a good amount of challenge.
Also the effort put into creating the endless universe seems quite passionate and it is an interesting one to digest more into! (Amplitude Studios are even making other game series based on the same universe). All of the races have their unique flavor and it's easy to pick your favorite one out of them.
Pubblicata: 14 Dicembre 2013