Posted: March 23
Don't waste your money! I don't know why but for some reason, a decent amount of people seem to like the Endless Brand. I bought both Endless games because of the reviews BUT, like Endless Legend, Endless Space is boring, clunky and just plain uniteresting. If you buy this game, do not expect an epic space battle like the ending of Mass Effect 3. In fact do not expect some sort of control over war affairs that you would expect in a 4X game. While it did provide the 4 "x's", it doesn't offer a complex gameplay that players wanted and expected in a 4X game.
Playing this game is like playing a facebook game. It felts like a point and click game. There is no such thing as a micromanagement. What they have is not enough. For example, you can't micromanage your Spaceships apart from making a fleet or "pimping them up". You can't even group up fleets to better defend yourself from a strong enemy. The battle scene is quite sad! You are literally watching a 60 second clip where the ship move to one direction while the other is right behind them. There is not a lot of options you can choose from during a battle except for selecting "Battle Cards" which if you play the game for quite some time, it gets pretty boring and repititive.
The ship design is unimaginative piece of crap. Also, upgrading a ship changes the stats but not the appearance which can really break focus on the game. You may think that since you can pimp your ship that the apperance would look different but that is not the case. The battle animation is lack luster. Like I said, you don't even have any control of the movement of the fleet or try a daring strategy. The planets and systems are quite boring. There is no lore to them and you don't even feel any sort of feeling of belonging towards your empire.
If you are looking for a decent sim space/4x game, check out Sins of the Solar Empire.