Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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The big 4X thread (also unofficial patches + mods, also questions about these)

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by JarlFrank, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Stefan Vujovicgender: ⚧ Educated

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    They are very enjoyable especially Deadlock games, which compares most favorable to moo2, i remember enjoying them quite much when i was a kid, and what i like most about them is how charming they are. It really gives you that unique moo feel.

    The Tone rebelion on the other hand is kinda hard game to explain, but i remember being quite impressed with it in the days and really drawn into that mystic world. You'll just have to try it to see what i mean. Its kinda hard to compare it moo, or to anything else for the matter.
     
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  2. Desmodus Rotundusgender: ⚧ Augur

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    I've recently replayed Deadlock 2 and it was still enjoyable for me. I've since watched a few LP's on the YT and this guy has been the most watchable and he explains the mechanics quite well.
     
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  3. darkpatriotgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I enjoyed Conquest of the New World quite a lot when I was younger. It had a lot of character and the base building and combat(Although a bit simple) was fun. I just got it on GOG and am going to give it a try again to see if it holds up to the nostalgia.

    Edit: Doesn't hold up well at all after playing it. The graphics, being early 3d as opposed to 2d, don't hold up as well and the strategic options are much too limited to have it hold my interest for too long.
     
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  4. uaciautgender: ⚧ Learned

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    Anyone try out Distant Worlds: Universe yet?
     
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  5. tindrligender: ⚧ Arcane

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    i did but i got a shitload of crashes and on shadows i had none
     
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  6. KoolNoodlesgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    If you can stomach LP's and a Canadian accent to start, this is not bad for understanding what kind of game it is. Info dump, spreadsheets, large scale, can automate things at will.

    If you were looking for difference between Shadows and Universe, can't really help you there, just started Universe.

     
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  7. DakaShagender: ⚧ Self-Ejected

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    They are keeping up the tradition it seems
     
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  8. tindrligender: ⚧ Arcane

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    well i do play on a sophisticated typewriter laptop HP630 with 4 GB ram with 2,93GB usable since its 32 bit fagdows 7, and i do get tons of "out of memory" crashes and one more particular error but cant remember its name now regardless of size of a universe that i choose(even on small with 400 stars and 4 AI) and i didnt had any of those while playing shadows. Maybe they'l patch the damn thing more
     
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  9. DakaShagender: ⚧ Self-Ejected

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    The base game was literally unplayable. I wouldnt be surprised if they busted it the fuck up some more
     
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  10. Dimgender: ⚧ Not sure if advertising plant?

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    MMO4X in closed alpha
     
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  11. Destroidgender: ⚧ Arcane

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  12. Dimgender: ⚧ Not sure if advertising plant?

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    I think i should start a separate thread for them and the mmo vs 4x conflict.
     
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  13. tindrligender: ⚧ Arcane

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    i dont like mmo
     
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  14. Dimgender: ⚧ Not sure if advertising plant?

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  15. Branmgender: ⚧ Learned

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    Huh? Curious...I've purchased Universe recently and so far its been running flawless...Not a single crash. For sure best 4x i've played since MoO2
     
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  16. GarfunkeLgender: ⚧ Racism Expert

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    Hey, Jarl should add Aurora to the mix.
     
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  17. uaciautgender: ⚧ Learned

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    Yo i've been pleasantly surprised by Endless Space (latest version with add-on), probably the best attempt of a MoO2 clone i've seen.

    I'm also thinking of giving medieval/fantasy 4x a shot too, Age of wonders 3 and Endless Legend still cost too much for what they're worth given that they're newly released but i will give Civ 5 a chance once i get the second DLC for it. unless people have other recommendations?
    edit: to clarify - i'd rather not dumb this much money in AoW3/EL when i can wait till summer sale and get the complete/goty/whatever they're gonna call it version for much cheaper with most of their issue fixed, i'd rather go for a more polished game now.
     
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  18. Branmgender: ⚧ Learned

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    Last time I played Distant Worlds I didn't encounter a single issue....Also tried out multiple mods like um i think extended universe. No major issues at all....I thought it was a pretty good space based 4x tbh. Playing Dominions 4 now :)
     
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  19. DramaticPopcorngender: ⚧ Guest

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    This list needs updating.
     
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  20. LibertyRansomgender: ⚧ Scholar

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    Yes it does.

    Off the top of my head some to add to the list -

    Warlock 2 - The Exiled

    Eador - Genesis

    Eador Masters of the Broken World
     
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  21. tulusegender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    These aren't 4x games though
     
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  22. Dimgender: ⚧ Not sure if advertising plant?

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    what are they?
     
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  23. DramaticPopcorngender: ⚧ Guest

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    shit.
     
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  24. tulusegender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    Turn based strategy games, maybe HoMM-likes.
     
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  25. sharonbngender: ⚧ Barely Literate

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    I've played Eador MotBW. IMO, it can be clasified as 4X:
    1) random map generator (specifically, random shard generator)
    2) has fog of war (so exploration is part of the mechanics)
    3) you have only one "city" but you can build various buildings on conquered provinces (thus "expanding")
    4) game mechanics include challenges of managing a growing empire, like corruption
     
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