.:. Endless Space: Disharmony .:. Revised: 10/5/14
(newly included suggestions to the developers of ES, Amplitude Studios)
-Civilization in Space! Beautiful Graphics, 4X, Addictive (...just, one more turn, appeal), terraform planets within star systems, within a customized galaxy of different sizes, types, age, and more.
-Compete for planets, resorces, influence, military dominance, technological supremacy, or become a galactic trade empire. The player has the ability to terraform gas giants to colonizing ocean planets, this game has it all.
-Civilization + Space = Endless Space!!! This game is a must for every Civilization fan that would like a unique Civ-esque experience in space. Music is soothing, graphics are beautiful, unlimited replay value allowing the User to change their Civilizations characterics making for a unique experience each playthrough.
***Warning: This game may is highly addictive and may be a life/relationship killer. Yes, it's that addictive! Be warned!!
I highly suggest watching Arumba's Playthrough on youtube, if you are on the fence about aquiring the game... I bought it before I made it all the way through his the 3rd video and I'm in love with this game.
Arumba's Endless Space - Disharmony - (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBSL_HAWOTk&list=PLH-huzMEgGWAWsM2s9m1MW3kLH_Eolw4f
Suggestion(s) to the Developers:
From what I've read, this game has been put, "on the shelf" for now, and will NOT be getting updates until after EL is released...
'Endless Legend' is finally out and 'Endless Space' still needs some TLC (ie. patching/updates, make the game more conducive to modding. I've only been able to find 3-4 mods for this game. If you are no longer supporting a game, allow for an effective modding scene.
Please maintain Amplitude Studios' good name; abandoning all support in lieu of creating a newer game is a terrible longterm business strategy and ultimately self-sabotaging. Why is this bad for business? Simply put, this business model is completely unsustainable.
People will not continue to buy games from a company/developer that has a reputation for abandoning support for current games and are still charging $$$ for. Why would anyone with any sort of rational mind want to buy a game or product from a company/develepment team known for abandoning perfectly good projects barely a year old.
If you want to make a good name for the 'Endless' franchise, your customer base needs to come first, and be able to trust the fact that you support and stand behind all your products, not just 'new releases.'
I am interested in purchasing 'Endless Legend,' but I won't even consider it until I know this company supports all products it currently charges $$$ for including the existing release in 2013 of 'Endless Space.'
Once support resumes for 'Endless Space' and it gets a few much needed updates, I would support and purchase 'Endless Legend' or any other Amplitude Studios' game for that matter. By this time, you will have earned my brand loyalty... and I know I'm not alone in my sentiment.
Endless Space's has so much potential, Sure, the AI needs to be reworked. But please, for the love of all that's good, DON'T forsake your current player base, it's bad business.
I've seen many developer's with great potential, fall by the wayside because they do not provide continued support for their products or opt to make new games, instead of fixing current ones.
Studio's... small and large: in favor of short term profit gains via newly released games/products, rather than making existing games work properly is not a sustainable business model. You will lose brand loyalty, and brand loyalty is a major factor in the gaming industry upon release(s) or newer games/products.
With trust comes loyalty. Loyalty = Sales. ex. I have so much loyalty to the Civilization franchise, I felt confident pre-purchasing their newest game, Civilization: Beyond Earth without playing it or even watching a playthrough for release on October 24, 2014.
Until then, I'll play ES.... (hoping) for an overall update that improves AI mechanics, as well as other minor tweaks.... this would restore my faith in Amplitude Studios and give me hope for the future of this, potentially, promising studio.