Reviews and Problems with Endless Space: Disharmony
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21 February 2014
Summary: Overall I like this game, and I didn't get married to the original so I welcomed the changes. Playing on Hard the AI seems interesting and the game has enough depth to keep me playing. I'm going to focus more on the things I'd like changed since the positives largely carry over from the original. The main issue with the original was that one or two techs in the military branch would translate to a huge military power imbalance for fleets.
Summary: this expansion ruins the game. DO NOT BUY. Balance is completely messed up. Races are broken, diplomacy is broken. The game went from being a decent masters of Orion clone, to being garbage, Until thy fix this, this developer is on my do not buy list. an expansion is supposed to add to a game, this TAKES FROM IT.
Summary: This expansion pack is something of an oddity in the sense that it TAKES from the game as much as it ADDS. What does it add? One faction with badly drawn ships (I thought that crystal ships should look gorgeous, this is not the case here), bombers and fighters and a few extra technologies depending on race. What does it take? Most of the beam, missile and kinetic weapons. I'm not kidding: 70% of them are now gone from the tech tree.
Summary: I think they really dropped the ball with this expansion. The AI is terrible now compared to what it used to capable of, but that being said I've not tried it on harder difficulties yet, they may have changed the difficulty curve so 'normal' is now 'easy'. The ship design screen is a bit of a mess where you cannot use older modules on your ships, which was a very useful feature for many ships that lacked the space for newer modules.
Summary: I recently bought and played the expansion. I will give you a rundown of what I experience. This should tell you what the game is all about. I'll list advertised features, what I thought were pros and cons (after playing), and a rundown of my one and only game. Advertised Features (copy/paste from steam): -A brand new Faction called “the Harmony” with a single objective in mind: Annihilate Dust!
Summary: Making us pay for a patch that really only fixes the imbalances and missing components to existing systems is just stupid. I regret my purchase and hope others will avoid it. For $10 on steam you can buy a whole different game.
Summary: I *REALLY* look forward to when I can edit this review to something positive, because I love Endless Space and wanted to love Disharmony. But the bugs. The most grievous is that the ship design screen was changed to only show the top version of every module type you have available. Instead of showing 5 kinds of shields, it shows 1.
Summary: Gameplay easy to follow, graphics good, it is like CIVILIZATION V but set in space, down side is it is time consuming and frustrating waiting move time before you can move up the rankings but if you've got time then play,but it would be a considered purchase.
Summary: This expansion worked. If all the Steam games were as easy to install without more and more passwords and complications I would be a fan of Steam. The game Endless space and this upgrade is truly excellent. Spent many hours playing.