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Master of Orion 3

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Overall 2
2.0

The worst game ever

Christian Faucheux, Amazon
22 September 2013
  • Summary: Orion 2 was the best strategy game I ever played but Orion 3 has no strategy at all. You cannot build your ship, you cannot see the battles, you cannot control your planets. The game is reduced to results written on the screen, results you do not understand how you got them... you press on "Next Turn" and you do not see what happens, you just get the results. There is absolutely no pleasure in playing that game.
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Overall 2
2.0

Master? More like Servant....

Cybertras..., Ciao
5 July 2006
  • Excerpt: "...aficionado has fond memories of Master Of Orion 2. That game was, to many, a pinnacle. Its gameplay was second to none, graphics enjoyable, music atmospheric. At the time, There was precious little else that could come anywhere close to its ability to give you that "Just one more turn" factor, that saw you playing long into the night. When I got hold of this game, naturally, with a pedigree as rich as that, I was excited. I needn't have been. Initial ...
  • Pros: Great Setting, Sequel to one of the greatest games of all time
  • Cons: Revamped gameplay loses all of the charm of its predecessor
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Overall 2
2.0

What a Letdown

Lisa Gansky, Amazon
1 June 2004
  • Summary: Nothing like MOO2. This game is clunky, takes forever, and is, to be blunt, terribly boring. There are some good ideas, but they got too complicated with everything, and it's not fun to play. The only way I'd recommend trying this game is if you can get it extremely cheap (try eBay). My guess? You'll play it once or twice, and give up. UGH.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wretched

Eric Nichols, Amazon
28 May 2004
  • Summary: Dull, dull, dull. The game truly feels like work rather than fun. Stick with Moo2 -- it's much more enjoyable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay clear...

Ole Mo, Amazon
20 March 2004
  • Summary: ...this 'game' is a joke on every thinkable level. It takes more micromanagement to prevent the moronic AI from doing things you don't want it to, than if everything had just been left to you in the first place. The latest patch fixes a few glitches, but you cannot repair a poorly designed and coded game with a patch. Do you know it is actually possible to win this game at the hardest setting, without doing anything after the first round? Some call this title strategy.
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Overall 2
2.0

So much potential, too much frustration

I M Laust, Amazon
19 February 2004
  • Summary: Like most MOO fans I started with the original game and when its sequel was introduced, I quickly snapped it up. As you would expect, the interface had changed, but for the better and after a little bit of experimenting, I was conquering another galaxy (most of the time). For years I awaited MOO3 and when I bought it, I couldn't wait to load it up and start playing. The new features looked so appealing and there was so much potential.
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Overall 2
2.0

The Death of The series

Atomcreat..., Ciao
30 May 2003
  • Excerpt: "Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear..! Master Of Orion.. A legend amongst PC gamers. The first installment had us conquering the known universe. The second took it to a further level. The third destroyed everything the series stood for.. Why.? well.. Master of Orion ( or MOO as its affectionately known ) and all its sequels is -or was - the ultimate in Space Empire Building. MOO3 has a philosophy known as the 4x - explore, expand, exploit and exterminate, ...
  • Pros: Deep Strategy
  • Cons: Poor A . I . , Buggy, Ruined a great series
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Overall 2
2.0

nicht kaufen! lieber direkt irgendwas arbeiten

Igehkacken, Ciao
28 November 2008
  • Summary: Also auf allgemeine Nachfrage hin habe ich meinen Bericht noch mal bearbeitet: also: fuer alle unter uns die etwas langsamer sind: wenn ich einen bericht zu M aster O f O rion 3 schreibe, dann meine ich mit MOO3 wohl ....? naaa wer hats erraten???? richtig!!! Alle die es schon vorher gerafft hatten sind automatisch meine Freunde. Und die die mir jetzt noch sagen koennen was der befehl A=rand(20) bedeutet und wo man ihn benutzten kann, der ist mein bester Freund.
  • Pros: man verbringt nicht mehr so viel zeit vorm Rechner
  • Cons: Kontra= dass dieses Spiel existiert ist eine Schande .  Es verdient den Titel Moo3 nicht
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Overall 2
2.0

schlechtester Nachfolgers aller Zeiten

DasBertl, Ciao
4 June 2008
  • Summary: Ich weiß nicht mehr wann genau, ich weiß nur noch es war das Jahr 2003. Ein Junger Mann der sich die Zeit nach wie vor mit MOO2 vertrödelt wartet sehnsüchtig auf den Nachfolger. Informiert sich auf der Webseite, durchforstet und durchforstet, Beta.. is nich, da dürfen nur ausgesuchte mitmachen und die sind bereits ausgesucht heisst es da. Nun gut, weiter warten, sind ja doch schon ein paar Jahre. Der junge Mann erfährt: RELEASE-Date.
  • Pros: Verpackung, Introvideo, eventuell Multiplayer (so weit hab ichs dann nicht mehr kommen lassen)
  • Cons: der Rest
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Overall 2
2.0

Ist das hier ein Spiel, oder Windows Excel?

ToD-SILENCER, Ciao
9 April 2003
  • Summary: Logbuch des Captains, Sternzeit 09.04.2003. Ich habe das Spiel der Spiele erhalten, "Master of Orion 3", dass sich mit seinen beiden Vorgängerteilen sehr gerühmt hat. Die Ehre ward mir sogar zuteil, damals den zweiten Teil spielen zu dürfen, und meine Crew (ein Computerclub in den Tiefen des Saarlandes) und ich hatten uns darüber sehr gefreut. Doch endlich traf nun der dritte Teil der sagenumwobenen Spielreihe bei mir ein ... und der Moment der Wahrheit nahte.
  • Pros: Name einer berühmten Spieleserie, alte Ideen von damals aufgegriffen
  • Cons: sehr schlechte Grafik, Sound/Musik unauffällig, Overkill bei zuvielen Tabellen/Einstellungen, nicht nachvollziehbare KI, alte Ideen von damals verschlampt
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