Summary: This game gets an 8 from me out of the sheer ballsyness of scope that it plays at. You go from, "Look we have ion drives!" to, "Hold on a sec, I'ma make that star into a power factory for my civ, Brb." Woah! Mind blown. Warning though, it's complex and very arcane. It's a joy if you absolutely love spending hours working very hard to understand large complicated systems. Not so great if you just want a video game to sit down and blow some steam off with.
Summary: An excellent choice for anybody who enjoys 4X games, it has everything from research and development all the way to designing your own ships, creating you own empires and interacting with other empires. This game puts so much detail and options which include designing, research, facilities, diplomacy, starting a game, creating an empire and much more. Go get it, It's great.
Summary: It almost makes me sad to have to give this game such a low score. It has great potential but the only problem is the glitches you expieriance make the game unplayable. In fact I can't even get past turn 1 as it gets stuck on the processing player turns screen.
Summary: I recently downloaded both Space Empire IV & V from Steam and am not sure why there is so much praise here for V. Both games are played in a two dimensional plane (galaxy layout & space battles) but whereas IV had a clean layout V tries to add 3D visuals and ends up with a very cluttered interface.
Excerpt: "This game is simply overload for those like me who want to skip the tedious micromanagement elements of strategy games and get to the fighting parts. This game is a joy to play because of its almost unlimited options, but it is drowned under a tonne of micro managing. Its a traditional 4X strategy game where a player takes a civilisation and explore, expand, exploit and extreminate enemies who are trying to do the exact same thing. The pointlessness ...
Pros: Wide range of play
Cons: poor tutorials, too much micromanagement, everything else
Excerpt: Un jeu absolument génial et sans fin ! Pour vous,amis amateurs de science-fiction,ne perdez pas une seconde et investissez ! Une personnalisation poussée à l'extrême,des combats spatiaux formidables (pour un jeu de l'époque),une interface 3D très simple,un des meilleurs jeu du genre selon moi. Il me rappelle beaucoup le classique "ASCENDANCY",sorti dans les années 90 ; cependant,SE5 est bien plus complet.