Originally posted by 12_monkeys:Funny thing is, the game was supposed to be "imperium galactica 3" a 4X game, you can see where they dropped the idea in places, like the starmap you see before the missions start, you can move around it like the galaxy map of a 4x and the missions were supposed to just be the space battles... but even with the change in direction, it turned out to be an awesome game and as you rightly pointed out, was way ahead of its time in almost every way imagineable.
Originally posted by 12_monkeys:And when you consider the kind of crap that gets sequels and more nowadays, it shows just how stale the gaming industry has become!
Originally posted by jmnemonik:Exactly! So much bad stuff... Endless Space... Star Ruller... Armada 2526.. Sword of the Stars.. they all had some good bits but in whole they just didn't worked for me. Homeworld 2 was something and still is.. I was playing against friends on big wall projection at work.. what a memories. Now feeling the same with Nexus. Highly recommend play these games and paralel read Orson Scott Card new books Earth Unaware and Earth Afire, a speacialy with Nexus feels soo deep and familiar. Gaming industry looks more like holivood, few big players who buys popular ideas and there is a group of managers who decides whitch product will sell more, so projects like Nexus stays forgoten and only if some brave developers takes risks and creates some gems like Nexus.