Summary: Overall, is it worth it if its in the bargin bin? I think yes, there are tons of crappy games you could by at walmart or best buy that will you will play for a day and forget the next day. comparable to todays strategy games? no. Dollar for Dollar i think it is a load of fun and this is why i think so. The scalability of the user's involvement is quite impressive.
Summary: Master of Orion 3 is a huge 4X space empires game which despite numerous flaws and a harsh learning curve is an excellent game. Read on if you want to learn more about it. After playing my first 100 turns of Master of Orion 3, I disliked it. After 200 turns, I was ready to toss it in the trash. After 300 turns, I started to understand and enjoy it. After 400 turns, I was hooked. The game suffers from a poor interface, which makes for a steep learning curve.
MOO 3 - A great game of grand strategy and macro management
Rajeev D. Majumdar, Amazon
16 August 2005
Summary: So... after waiting for a good long time after it came out, having been dissuaded very strongly by the horrendous critiques of the game post-release, I purchased the game last week. Quick review: Does it deserve to be called MOO3? NO. Is it terribly addictive and fun? YES. Long Review: Aside from the name "Masters of Orion 3" this could have been entitled anything, and the races re-named and it would have been fine and dandy.
Excerpt: "Master of Orion 3 is a great little game, that suffered from being released when the game was not done. Fortunately the modding community has resolved a lot of bugs and issues with the game and it is now very playable (www.moo3.at/mods). The game has removed a lot of micro-management and focusses more on the running of an empire and the designing of starships. It is very playable and has an easy learning curve. Unlike the previous version of Master ...
Pros: Every game is unique, supported by modding community, loads of freedom in running your empire
Excerpt: "...can be very frustrating sometimes. Master of Orion 3 (MoO3) is a simulation where you have control of an initially small empire which has just discovered space flight and you must expand. To do this you colonise other planets but invariably you meet and of contest with other races which you have to decide how to deal with. I liked the game for its width and depth of game play. There is no single route to be taken to succeed but a mixture of diplomacy, ...
Pros: Extremely broad and deep with lots of customisable choices
Cons: Pre - patch had many faults and even the latest patch doesn't get them all
Summary: I love strategy and reading the reviews here for MOO3, thought it would be really bad. Then I bought MOO2 and 3 at a low price to se what it was all about. First I played MOO2 to later compare MOO3 and... ... First: MOO2 is really good, turn based battles are just fun and construction of ships is engaging... (needless to say the year it was released and all the graphical issues), ok. I beat the game twice an then installed MOO3... ..
Summary: At first I was so upset at this game I thought it was trash.But since I bought it I figured Id play it and the more I played it the more I learned and now Im thinking about it at work and Ive only had a week or so. It takes some learning and some thinking. But i was tired of the "open the box play and win" games. Its deep.
Excerpt: La saga di MASTER OF ORION ha infiammato il cuore di centinaia di migliaia di videogiocatori in tutto il mondo. Questo terzo capitolo presenta uno schema di gioco praticamente invariato nelle meccaniche di base ma arricchito da tantissimi elementi di con ...
Pros: Un ottimo "gestionale spaziale", molto longevo
Master Of Orion 3 ein Klassiker gibt sich die Ehre
20 March 2003
Summary: Master Of Orion 3 ein Klassiker gibt sich die Ehre Vor eine Woche habe ich mir Master of Orion 3 gekauft, ich habe teil 2 schon bis zur umfallen gespielt, dementsprechend hoch sind /waren meine Erwartungen. Ich fuhr also zum Pro Markt. Der im Übrigen genau an diesem Tag eine dicke Einweihungsparty steigen lies, riesenlange Schlangen an den Kassen erwarteten mich und somit genug Zeit um die Verpackung des Spiels zu studieren.