Summary: What a joke. This game was clearly programmed by amateurs (college students on their first year maybe ?). The inventory is extremely cluttered and hard to read. It's like Sins of the Solar Empire, but worse in most aspects. Not creative and doesn't bring anything new to the genre.
Summary: The scope and underlying detail in Distant Worlds: Universe is outstanding, but the game suffers from some basic (and correctable) AI flaws. A single ship within a fleet can become injured or run out of fuel and the rest of the fleet will basically sit paralyzed for a decade until your construction...
Summary: I never played any games from this franchise so was a little surprised when they described it as 4x game they meant a 4x real time game instead of a 4x turn based game like Civilization. Not so important I guess but RTS's aren't my preference. To start I've only played for about 2 hours.
Summary: Distant Worlds has ruined me for other space-based 4X-strategy games, which is a genre I love more than any other. I try to go back to GalCiv and MoO once in a while, but nothing matches the scale and minute level of control that Distant Worlds offers. I'll be playing this for years to come.
Summary: Put a grand strategy game in Space. Let the user decide exactly what micromanagement interests them--designing warcraft, planning espionage missions, and managing colonial growth for example--and let the AI handle the rest.
Summary: Once you own all expansions, this game ceases being a simple 4x and becomes a full blown grand strategy galaxy simulation. With the latest expansion "Shadows", you can be anything from the leader of a race, the admiral of a ship, the pirates leeching off the empires, or a mercenary team working for...
Summary: I got it for around 70€ (thx to the strong euro) including all expansions but still too expansive if you ask me. It is a solid 4x game with a strong focus on the big picture, means more macro.management and less micro. (for example you can't build on planets).
Summary: An enjoyable game, but dear me i had to think about buying this for weeks due to the cost. It currently sits at £90 for the game and 2 expansions, and all reviews state the exapansions make the game what it it. I hope my wife never finds out i spent that much on a game!
Conclusion: @themedianerd It’s just a gamestop poicly just like you if sell a M rated game for example GTA and the kid happens to be a mystery shopper and you sell the game without asking for his driver license or without telling his parents that the game contains blood gore sex use of alcohol or etc.