Upplagd: 24 februari
Man, there are so many bad things I could say about this game. This isn't my first 4x strategy rodeo - I was around for the original Master of Orion days and I heard this was another attempt to copy it. MOO and MOO2 were, and arguably still are, pretty much the pinnacle of turn-based galactic 4x strategy, and it's sort of sad that a game made almost 20 years later still can't do what MOO2 did.
What I was really interested in was the tactical space combat in this one, because as good as Galactic Civilizations II was, the combat was pretty much "here, watch this movie of how your ships did." So I fire Horizon up and my first non-tutorial combat was pretty much "the enemy flies in and one-shots you." Ok, no problem, build bigger ships maybe? Yeah that soooorta helped in that I didn't get one-shotted, but I still ended-up losing. Well, on a whim I re-loaded and did the autoresolve, because I heard it pretty much magically made you do better than the tactical combat, and voila, I won. : |
EDIT - the developer posted that the auto-resolver isn't any different blah blah blah. Look, I'm just telling it how I experienced it. This came in a pack of other games and I'm pretty sure whatever I paid for it was too bloody much. If you see this selling for more than about 20 cents, it's a ripoff.
God, I'm not gonna sit here and go on and on about how terrible this game is, I've already spent enough time figuring it out. I'll just leave this here for folks who don't want to heed my warning :
Use the autoresolve
Build a starbase at every colony - they're pretty much unbeatable
If you want a good turn-based galactic 4x strategy, check out Endless Space. There are a few really interesting bits in that one, even if the space combat is a little... strange.