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Die Sword of the Stars Komplettsammlung bringt Ihnen die originalen Sword of the Stars Spiele sowie die drei Erweiterungen Born of Blood, A Murder of Crows und Argos Naval Yard. Wir schreiben das Jahr 2405 und Wissenschaftler haben eine neue Technologie entwickelt, die es möglich macht, schneller als durch Lichtgeschwindigkeit von einem...
Veröffentlichung: 3. Okt. 2008
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Enthält 2 Artikel: Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection, Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition

Reviews

"...Strategie-Mix Sword of the Stars vermischt ein Teil Homeworld- RTS Gefechte mit dem gleichen Teil des interstellaren Imperiumbauspiels Master of Orion. Funktioniert wunderbar, und fügt eine Schicht rundenbasierten Strategiekompelxität auf einzigartige 3D Echtzeit_Weltraumschlachten."
— PC Gamer UK

"Hat alles, was Sie von der interstellaren Herrschaft erwarten würden."
— Penny Arcade

Über das Spiel

Die Sword of the Stars Komplettsammlung bringt Ihnen die originalen Sword of the Stars Spiele sowie die drei Erweiterungen Born of Blood, A Murder of Crows und Argos Naval Yard.

Wir schreiben das Jahr 2405 und Wissenschaftler haben eine neue Technologie entwickelt, die es möglich macht, schneller als durch Lichtgeschwindigkeit von einem Stern zum nächsten zu reisen. Aber alles artet in einer Tragödie aus als die Erde von einer außerirdischen Macht verwüstet wird und der Beginn einer neuen Ära von einer düsteren neuen Realität überschattet wird...

Sword of the Stars:
  • 4 verschiedene Rassen - Menschen, Hiver, Tarkas und Liir
  • Ein hochmoderner Engine bietet atemberaubende Grafik und ein starkes Spielerlebnis
  • Jede Rasse kann sich auf ihre eigene Art zwischen den Sternsystemen hin- und herbewegen und ermöglicht Ihnen somit jeweils einen vollkommen neuen Spielstil
  • Über 150 individuelle Technologien lassen Sie einen dynamischen Technologiestamm erforschen
  • Auswahl von 40 Waffen aus sechs verschiedenen Waffenklassen
  • Sie können Raumschiffe selbst entwerfen und bei deren Bau drei verschiedene Klassen aussuchen - Zerstörer, Kreuzer oder Schlachtschiff
  • Bis zu 8 Spieler können sich mit der KI oder gegeneinander sowohl über LAN als auch Online messen
  • Wählen Sie eine der vielen Szenarienkampagnen aus, um alleine oder zusammen mit Freunden zu spielen

Born of Blood:
  • Sie sind Teil der gnadenlosen Zuul Slavers, die über 90 brandneue Raumschiffsektionen und ein einzigartiges Fahrsystem - der Tunnelfahrt - verfügen
  • Über 25 weitere Technologien
  • 15 zusätzliche Waffen für die Ausstattung Ihres Raumschiffs
  • Neue Schiffssektionen für die vier Originalrassen wie z.B.: Krieg, Projektor, Verschalung sowie durch die Torpedo Verteidungsplattform eine neue Art von Abwehrsatellit
  • Inklusive 4 zusätzlichen galaktischen Gefechten, einer neuen gewaltigen Bedrohung sowie 3 einzigartigen Szenarien und den 6 Originalkarten
  • Neue Spieleigenschaften wie Sklaverei, Handelsrouten und diplomatische Verständigung

A Murder of Crows:
  • Bietet eine brandneue sechste Rasse – die Morrigi
  • Über ein Dutzend neue Schiffssektionen
  • Einzigarties ‘Grav Flock’ Fahrsystem für die Morrigi
  • 15 neue Waffen
  • 27 neue Technologien und die neuen Xeno-Cultural und Drohnen Technologiestämme
  • Die Drohne trägt Schiffe aller drei Größenklassen
  • Inklusive Konstruktionsschiffen, einer Großzahl an Orbitalstationen, Spionageschiffen, Polizeikuttern und vielem mehr
  • Ein vollkommen neues Set an GUI Verbesserungen und weiteren Zusätzen

Argos Naval Yard:
  • 19 neue Technologien
  • Über 75 neue Schiffssektionen können errichtet werden
  • 10 neue Waffen / 3 neue Szenarien
  • Einzelspieler / Mehrspieler mit Ko-Op Szenarienkarten

Systemvoraussetzungen

    • Betriebssystem: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: 1.5 GHz Intel® Pentium® oder vergleichbar
    • Speicher: 1 GB RAM (2 GB für Vista)
    • Festplatte: 3 GB frei
    • Grafikkarte: DirectX® 9 kompatibel Grafikkarte mit 128MB RAM
    • Sound: DirectX® 8.1 oder besser kompatibel
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9c
    • Internetverbindung: 56k Modem
    • Mehrspieleranforderungen: Gamespy-Key (Vom Verleger bereitgestellt)
Hilfreiche Kundenreviews
15 von 16 Personen (94%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
27.5 Std. insgesamt
+/+ Unique take on research.
+/+ Simple ship building UI.
+/+ First encounters with alien species is handled very well.
+/+ All six species have unique play styles and lore as well as provide unique opponents to fight.
+/+ Micromanagement decreases with game length.
+/+ full 3 dimensional star maps (with many choices included a ‘2D’ star map for those who prefer 2D).
+/+ Games are very customizable.

+/- Turn-based star map with real-time battles (kind of like Total War in space).
+/- Economy management is relatively simple.
+/- Graphics are nothing to write home about (not that important for a 4x strategy game IMO).

-/- SotS lacks a sufficient tutorial and the UI fails to present all relevant information.
-/- Sound effects range from average to bad. Some may even find them offensive.
-/- Lacks steam features.

Verdict: 8.8/10. SotS is a very impressive and unique take on the 4x genre. The developer managed to create a game design that scales the micromanagement with empire size. The ship design is one of the best I’ve seen in a 4x game (Star Ruler would be my only contender). The game has a steep learning curve and requires some forum reading/let’s plays to gain a moderate understanding of the underlying mechanics. If you are willing to invest the time, you will find a lot to love in Sword of the Stars.
Verfasst: 21. April
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8 von 8 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.9 Std. insgesamt
I had to buy this game again in order to review it. My hours played does not include the older Steam version that isn't sold anymore.

This is hands down my favourite game of all time. Therefore I am actually going to take time writing this review.

Ridiculously deep, engaging gameplay that can allow for 250+ hours for a single large game - a game filled with desperate struggles against merciless and highly adaptable AI in long late-night/early morning sessions. A very nice physics engine allows for some interesting RTS battles with completely customised ships bristling with esoteric weaponry - from the humble red laser to giant space revolvers that shoot asteroids that glass planets.

With a quasi-randomised tech tree system and 6 different races that each play completely differently, it is easy to spend thousands of hours on this game and still not experience everything it has to offer. Multiplayer is just as good - coordinate with a friend or compete against them in 4X/RTT combined gameplay. If you thought multiplayer games of Sins of a Solar Empire or Civ were long, this game is somewhat longer, but rewards you with deep satisfaction during and after play.

Overall it is similar to the Master of Orion series of games if you remember those, but also feels akin to Total War with the RTT combined with turn-based strategy, and the depth of control available during battles. Most of the time you are trying to expand, tech up and survive in a turn-based 4X type strategic map.

However, if one of your ships encounters something hostile, you are given the option to fight manually; this is often very rewarding, you are able to visually assess the ships, including tech level and weaponry, and to also destroy them with extreme prejudice (or not if you prefer). The RTT game engine allows polygon targeting, allowing you to aim shots at precise parts of their ships - snipe off their turrets or shoot out their engines so their inertia causes them to crash into a planet. The level of detail simulated allows for incredibly fun and often unpredictable fights. This is not like Sins, where ships have simple health bars and succumb after a set number of hits; exactly what and where you hit things is of great importance - hit a tanker in the fuel tanks hard enough and be rewarded with a satisfying secondary explosion, sometimes disintegrating the ship and everything small within a large radius.

Visually, it is quite dated now, something that they tried to fix in the sequel, which is somewhat buggy and sometimes broken. However, this original is very well polished, and I would highly recommend this gem of a game to anyone with half a brain and some patience.

If you do end up enjoying it as much as I have, the sequel may be worth trying, but be prepared for a general feeling of lack of completeness that is absent in this original. I wouldn't fault the devs too much for that, Paradox wanted them to release at an incomplete point and it was do-or-die for the studio. It has come a long way since release but the devs aimed a bit too high and fell short. This does not mean it is terrible, much fun is to be had, with a lot of new things to be tried - if you have the patience and an SSD to cope with the *occasional* CTD - (occasional is a relative term).

TL;DR: this is a very good and underrated game, buy it (it is also cheap), play it. Don't buy the second one if you are new to the series unless you are a masochist with too much money.
Verfasst: 21. Juli
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6 von 7 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
127.5 Std. insgesamt
A galactic civilization sim with fleet combat and multi system resource management. For an older game it holds up amazingly well in its detail and the gravity of the battles. I especially recommend the complete collection for the variety of races and the ships relative to their race. Various scenarios and challenge levels and even third party gallactic threats loom when enough time passes.
Internet multiplayer is down so hamachi or another LAN program will be needed. Oh, there's also simultaneous turns where the rounds progress when everyone concludes their turn as opposed to waiting for other players to finish before ever starting.

There's even a wiki for the races if you're into that kinda additional info.
Verfasst: 27. Juni
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
73.6 Std. insgesamt
HOOOLY CRAP THIS GAME IS AWESOME. If you love a deep backstory, chalenging gameplay, but simple and easy-to-use interface, then GET THIS GAME. I've only played the tutorial and I'm drowning my computer in moneyz, but nothing is happening. I recomend this, just flat out, this may be one of the best games ever made.
Verfasst: 22. Juli
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.3 Std. insgesamt
Simply put one of my Favorite 4X strategy games to date, why you ask? well the game has a very large MoO3 feel to it and that game took up alot of my childhood,,,and i didnt even know what i was doing. The tech tree is also rather intruiging as it doesnt stay the same. sometimes you can research a tech and sometimes sometimes you cant which gives the game a little more challenge. the combat is also pretty interesting although i do feel like they are a bit too strict about the amount of units you can have fighting as it seems a little too few even with the Command and Control ships.

as for the diplomacy i think this is one of the more interesting takes on it. after all it makes sense to have to research an alien language before you can speak it, that being said they do tend to decline or betray a little often. lastly the races (as far as i can tell so far) are reasonably balanced and there is no "pick this race and win" but the randomised tech tree can make it seem so.

TL;DR version: The game is good and not trying it when you claim to like 4X games gets your cookies conviscated
Verfasst: 26. Juli
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34 von 36 Personen (94%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
82.0 Std. insgesamt
So my friend introduced me to this game as he wanted more friends to play with. It was an old game (relatively) and I expected a few laughs and not much else. I didn't ask for this. I didn't ask for Civilization in space. I didn't ask for all the lore and all the different races and ships. I didn't ask for interesting space combat and with ship by ship construction and pretty high level strategy. They even forced multiple maps down my throat with a tech tree that is randomly generated from game to game! It was horrible. Terrible. I didn't want this.

On a more serious note. The game is fun, as usual especially with friends. Has a pretty good learning curve, interesting races with tons of lore to read. Every race plays different and is interesting in what they are good and not good at. Good mechanics and has actual space battle where you control the ships in 3d space. It can be a bit daunting at times and for some people it might get boring if things get slow. However I very much liked this game. Certainly gave me some sleepless nights staying up to play it. Graphics are solid. No real complaints, though games do tend to go very long.
Verfasst: 18. Januar
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