jq Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:26pm
Worth it?
Pretty apprehensive to buy this game (especially after the debacle with Legends of Pegasus and a developer who failed to meet the expectations of the audience), but seeing how the developers worked with the community to make a good game, I guess I want to know if its worth buying?

Does it actually work?
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Shadow Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:36pm 
Only you can determine that, for those who bought it and already have it....well we determiend it was, right? lol But if you need somone "else" to determine something that important, then I say....yes very much worth it.
Ordo Templi Orientis (Banned) Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:42pm 
It works.

But how well it works could be judged differently one person to the next. And as such, disappointment could still prevail -- or not -- depending mainly on one's tolerances.

I consider the Enhanced Edition to be more of a patch with a sales pitch -- nothing more. Sure the game has, over time, become more stable but KerbieKids has not yet folded indicating that the game will continue to be improved.

I personally like it, but that's because I'm hooked on the lore. The AI forces me to rage quit however seldom so.
Overread Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:45pm 
The game launched badly - actually it was a first rate disaster.

That said the developers (and publisher) have stuck with the game week after week for a whole year; fixing the core game up to a working standard and also now (today) releasing a free enhanced edition of the game (which basically means they gave us a full free expansion pack in content).
As the game stands its very playable, there is some need for refinement, but the core mechanics and game are pretty much there and working.

That said whilst the two games have some very different features, you might want to consider getting a copy of Sword of the Stars Complete edition just to give the game a try and see if you really do like it (there is also a demo floating around the net, however it is an older build of the original game). The original game is still a very strong title and would certainly give you more than a good taste of things.
Kinakin Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:50pm 
On release the game was in a early alpha stage. Now its somewhere around late beta. So think of it as buying early beta access. Perhaps in 6 months time it will reach full potential. But it has some entertainment value as is. Just dont buy it expecting a polished product.
Shadow Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:51pm 
Although Sots Prime (original) (or Sots 1), has many similiarities, it is NOT the same game and will NOT help much in how to play SoTS2. Kinda like French and Cajian are similiar but not the same language, just because you can speak and understand French (orCajian) doesn't really mean you can also speak the other language fluently. ;) So sure, if you've not played SotS Prime, get it and enjoy it, but it really won't do much to prepare you for how SotS 2 plays. ;)
Shadow Nov 30, 2012 @ 2:53pm 
Kinakin, that's your opinion (and a stretch at that). You're being silly. SoTS 2 is far beyond many trip A titles. Some people just can't release the past, how sad.
Zane Nov 30, 2012 @ 3:04pm 
Originally posted by Kinakin:
On release the game was in a early alpha stage. Now its somewhere around late beta. So think of it as buying early beta access. Perhaps in 6 months time it will reach full potential. But it has some entertainment value as is. Just dont buy it expecting a polished product.

I agree.

Obviously there are quite a few people that are enjoying it and vice-versa. Since Enhanced Edition just came out I'd recommend waiting a few days for a hotfix or two (there's already one in the works) and then look for reviews of the new release and/or check back in the forums.
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Ordo Templi Orientis (Banned) Nov 30, 2012 @ 3:05pm 
Originally posted by Shadow:
Kinakin, that's your opinion (and a stretch at that). You're being silly. SoTS 2 is far beyond many trip A titles. Some people just can't release the past, how sad.

Kinakin relates to reason found by observational analysis.

That's not being silly by any means.

Wake up Shadow.
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Shadow Nov 30, 2012 @ 3:20pm 
Ordo your opinion, not necissiarly right. Time you wake up and let go the past as well. ;) Today is not yesterday and never will be.
Resok Nov 30, 2012 @ 3:27pm 
If you're looking for opinions - yes it's absolutely worth it.

Only 4X game out there has the same level of depth and features (and multiplayer). Realtime combat, amazing diversity in races and strategies (not just cosmetic), depth in weapon variety (every weapon has their own pros and cons, counters, etc.).
Bullseye For A Forehead Nov 30, 2012 @ 3:39pm 
I am an unabashed loyal fan of this game and Kerberos in general, but I will admit that Kinakin is probably right, in that by late Beta most games can be considered complete, but there is the potential that there will be further changes and improvements.

This game *is* complete, entirely playable and, if you are into this kind of deep strategy/RTS hybrid game, loads and loads of fun. However, there are still new developments being made -- areas of the game that are a little weak right now, like diplomacy, are still being improved.

So my answer? Yes, the game is totally worth it -- I would even say it would be worth it at twice the price. True, you may encounter a rough edge or two, but nothing that should detract seriously from the experience -- and I have no reservations about recommending it.
Sperber Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:04pm 
I've just installed the game (which I owned since the release disaster). Went straight to the in-game Encyclopedia and still found several entries with blank pages there. That's all I need to know -> Delete Local Content ...
Angrytigerp Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:09pm 
Originally posted by Sperber:
I've just installed the game (which I owned since the release disaster). Went straight to the in-game Encyclopedia and still found several entries with blank pages there. That's all I need to know -> Delete Local Content ...

This is an incredibly petty and minor thing to justify you not even trying to actually play it. Just saying.
Kinakin Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:33pm 
well he sorta lied. He tried it for 0.8 hours. heck he even surveyed atleast 1 planet and colonized one.
Angrytigerp Nov 30, 2012 @ 4:49pm 
Originally posted by Chief:
Originally posted by Shadow:
Ordo your opinion, not necissiarly right. Time you wake up and let go the past as well. ;) Today is not yesterday and never will be.

Here we are a year later and we still don't have this mythical full version uploaded to steam.

Actually, they declared the release "all clear" (that is to say, patched and fixed to the point they honestly would have released it) last month.[forum.paradoxplaza.com] Some choice quotes:

While “all clear” in no way means support for the game has ended or that we have no plans for additions, it does mean that the game is in the shape we would have wished it to be upon release.

We would like to thank Paradox for continuing to distribute Sword of the Stars/ Sword of the stars 2 and look forward to working with them on any future expansions.

(Side-note: This reads to me like "Yeah, Paradox forced our hand, but we will keep grinning and bearing it because we have no other options")
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