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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2008, 05:37:57 pm »
My first impressions are that this game is awesome and has eliminated that bad taste in my mouth that "Sword of the Stars" left. Though that is just a first impression.
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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2008, 05:51:48 pm »
If you have already set up your online account add Gamemanic as a friend. Perhaps we can get a game going tomorrow at around this time.
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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2008, 06:05:10 pm »
I found this game meh-ish. I like to see what I'm doing, not control from unit trees.

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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2008, 08:04:48 pm »
So I bought the downloadable version of this game, because I'm lazy.  I already have a stardock.net account since I have galciv2, so i decided to use that one.  It's telling me my password is invalid though, even though I'm 100 percent sure I'm using the right password.  It also won't email me a new password.  It's also not letting me create a new account.  I hate stardock central. 

I emailed support asking for help.

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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2008, 08:23:21 pm »
Got the game and am now addicted to it. We should definately try to get multiplayer going. Josasa is my account name with my 'player' being Cripes Amighty.

It was a pain to get an online account, the only trouble i had was typing in the CD code. After relooking over it i found an error and was able to create an account. Yeah!

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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2008, 10:01:36 pm »
I heard an interview with the developers on the 1up podcast and Sins sounds really interesting.  Would like to hear a few more peoples takes on the game before purchasing it though.

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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2008, 10:05:42 pm »
Idk i have mixed feeling about the game. Its interesting but wheres the story or structure?
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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2008, 11:09:35 pm »
I read the page they put on their website for the story.  It's pretty bad, be glad they didn't include the story ingame  :P

Anyways, I'm liking the game a lot, the more I play it, the more it grows on me.

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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2008, 08:58:47 am »
So after owning this game for a few days and playing some games I have to say that it is good.  It you like this type of strategic game wether it is 4X or slow strategic RTS then its a perfect match.  It is not for you if you like quick games that could end in a glorious rush.  A 4 player free for all in medium to large map can last over 4 hours if everyone goes for non combat methods of winning.  Every game will last a long time because it takes a long time to raze and then re-colonize enemy planets.  It should be great fun to set up a game with friends because random players tend to leave when things don't go their way and really it just sucks to know you have lost and have to wait an hour for them to completely kill you.  On a side not the map size can vary widely.  You can have a 1v1 with a 7 planet solar system or a large 10 player game with 3 solar systems and over 50 planets between them; those are just the pre-made maps.

I will add you to my friends josasa to see if we can get a game going.  Once again I go by Gamemanic in the game.
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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2008, 10:33:52 am »
There's actually maps with 102 planets, which sounds daunting as hell.

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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2008, 11:17:55 am »
Yeah, you can set up maps that you can play over the course of several months.  Since you can save the games and start from where you left off even if its a multiplayer game the map can get pretty huge if you want them to.
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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2008, 04:01:59 pm »
There's actually maps with 102 planets, which sounds daunting as hell.

And how many does Spore have?

What does that sound to you?

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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2008, 04:06:13 pm »
Ya but spores planets are easy to get to each other. Sin planets take a few hours to get a few colonized.
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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2008, 04:08:14 pm »
Quite liked Sins of an Solar Empire (odd name)

here is my review: http://archgamer.blogspot.com/2008/02/sins-of-solar-empire-review.html  ;D

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Re: Sins of a Solar Empire
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2008, 04:20:43 pm »
Nice review. Made me consider buying even more.

Also, your avatar, is that a Sload?