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[–] SkepticalMartian 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The remake shares a lot in common with MOO2. I have the new one in my collection, butt the last time I looked at it they were still finishing up features in the game. If you liked MOO2 then the remaster is mostly just a facelift. Where the new one does lose out though is in the combat which is not as good as the original.

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's a shame about the combat. Then again, it is still being worked on. Next time there's a decent sale I'll give it a shot then.

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[–] ThatFrancopoli 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The Grandkids are all playing Galactic Civilization 3. Looks and feels like old MOO2 to me with a lot of new features. As an added bonus to the game being good, the devs don't hate their customers.

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, I have GalCiv3 and it's not bad, but it ain't MOO. The lack of tactical battles is one of GalCivs biggest flaws IMO.

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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Have you tried Stellaris? Even if you have, it improved quite a bit over the last year.

Endless Space 2 is also supposed to be really good, but I can't speak for it personally... Yet.

EDIT: Also, since you're into the older games, you should look at Distant Worlds.

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm just now getting into Stellaris. The 3 separate drive types thing kinda throws me off, but I have a friend who's really into Paradox games that says it's pretty awesome nonetheless. (He's my main Master of Magic buddy, so his word carries a lot of weight for me.)

If nothing else, his descriptions of the random events in Stellaris seem pretty awesome.

I've not tried Endless Space or Distant Worlds before, but I will check them out. I have no problems whatsoever with less than perfect graphics (although pure ascii is pushing it, Brogue and Dorf Fortress being notable exceptions) so thanks for the older game suggestion too.

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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Distant Worlds isn't old, I just meant that it's graphics are pretty simple. But the game itself is incredibly complex.

Yeah, the dev's goal for Stellaris was to combine all the big sci-fi tropes into one game. So you get 3 FTL types, lots of classic space weapons, all the standard empire personalities and so on.

You should play vanilla first, but I find that mods help it alot.

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[–] KinkRaven 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Stellaris is pretty good and even though paradox is a cuck company (they banned people over using the phrase remove kebab in EU4), they support their games well.

Stellaris gets a little boring in the mid to late game but they are working on improving it.

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[–] terren 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes it's awesome, too bad it's missing a few races, but alpha, what can you do. https://www.remnantsoftheprecursors.com/

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[–] Fambida [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was referring to the WarGaming.net one, but I'll give that a look.

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[–] Vailx 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like the new MOO. It's not amazing, but it's got much of the feel, good and bad, of MOO2. I don't know if my recommendation should have that much weight to you: I loved MOO1, enjoyed MOO2, and couldn't get into MOO3, but I was really thirsty for that gameplay when I picked up the new MOO, so maybe I'm overselling it. It's definitely a game I go back to every couple months, though.

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[–] zaqu 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

have you played endless space or endless legend?