A promising 4X entry that doesn't quite live up to that promise
Brian M. Reed, Amazon
3 March 2014
Summary: Ok. To be honest, 3.5 is probably the right number, as it has a lot going for it. In particular, fit and polish is very good. Visuals are attractive and the sounds are pleasant, even for the long play times that strategy games tend to have. The interface is also quite intuitive, which means that one doesn't spend so much time trying to figure out how to do routine things, and more time actually doing them. The problems with the game are mechanics-driven, mostly.
Summary: This is a beautiful game and I absolutely couldn't get enough of it for the first couple of weeks. The tech trees allow for a variety of different play styles and the descriptions of the techs themselves are interested and sometimes even fairly funny. Building your own ships is fun but I didn't particularly care for the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" battle mechanics in which you pick a few cards and hope that your cards trump the other guy's cards.
Lost my interest after a bit but got me to reinstall another
26 November 2012
Summary: First off I want to say that I love these types of games and I would have given this game a much better review if the universe wasn't sooooo small. Now I expect to hear from quite a few people about why they disagree but the truth is, the universe, even set on "Huge", is tiny in comparison to other games out there. According to Steam I played this game for a total of 36 hours so far and to be honest I feel like I've hardly touched it.
Summary: Mostly what the title of review says. Lost myself early and completely in the game, it was a lot of fun...but beat the computer a few times and just didn't want to pick it up again. Also, some tweaks to the AI and a bigger galaxy would go a long way in making things better, as the computer is super aggressive even in the lower difficulties and is always angry at you just for doing better than they are.
Summary: Endless Space is an indie, turn-based, 4x space strategy game focusing on overall strategy over combat and nitpicky micromanaging. This is the super-special edition which grants the in-game soundtrack and points which can be used to vote for product updates; it's a gimmick. There are plenty of in-depth reviews on Youtube and those do more justice than anything I can say here.
Excerpt: Что то стратегии в последне время вообще никакие пошли. Понятно что с Starcraft 2 тягаться никому не под силу, но хотя бы просто интересных тоже почти нет. Я не помню чтобы радовался хоть одной так, как в момент выхода Age of Empires 3 или Tiberium WaRs, вот там были хиты!