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    www.sinsofasolarempire.com

    The game has been in development since 2005 and is slated to release in 02/2008.

    Originally posted by Sins of a Solar Empire
    "The independent Trader Worlds must unite to defend themselves against the return of their exiled brethren - 'The Advent' and the arrival of the desperate remnants of the ancient Vasari Empire."

    Sins of a Solar Empire is an innovative real-time strategy game featuring seamless transition between epic strategy and tactical combat modes, initiating what is already becoming known as the RT4X sub-genre. A galaxy of intriguing aliens, powerful starships, and colossal planets comes to life with stunning 3D graphics, unparalleled sense of scale, and a cinematic musical score. Explore and conquer nearby planets and distant solar systems by applying brute force, cunning strategy, elegant diplomacy, economic mastery, and researched technology.
    I have been keeping a close eye on this title for a while now (basically since 2005) and have a few days left to get a pre-order down so I can participate in the Beta 2 phase.

    Has anyone else looked at this game? And what does everyone think of the game? Good, bad, so-so?
    |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
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    Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

    Boy, it seems no one even visits this section anymore.

    Anyways, I decided to pre-order yesterday, and spent a good part of this morning playing the game. Overall, I get a sense that this game surpasses even the magnitude of Homeworld 2. It feels very much like HW2, but at the same time, it does have the 4X gameplay mixed in (colonizing worlds, trade aliiances, cease-fire agreements, etc.) So far, the game is pretty nice and smooth. The decaling on the individual ships still leaves some to be desired. In addition, the games are long and even longer depending on the vastness of the galaxy you choose or are given.
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    • #3
      Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

      Is the atmosphere similar to Homeworld?

      That was one of the most memorable game I can remember. In fact I am reinstalling it right now.
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      • #4
        Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

        HW2 i usually play the complex mod or EX mod.

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        • #5
          Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

          :o I didn't know there were responses to this...

          Gringo,
          Yes it is very similiar to Homeworld 2 (of course I tend to think this is better than HW2).

          The battles are on a much grander scale, the animations are impressive, and overall the AI can be be "tough". I don't have the greatest system resources available, but I can run the game on high settings and 1280 x 1024 resolution just fine. In some instances when I'm zoomed in all the way with 20+ capital ships and an large assortment of smaller frigates and such, my framerates do become unbearable.

          Otherwise it is a strategy game worth the cost and the lengthy amount of time (can take hours to days to build up a strong empire). You can colonize planets, trade, form alliances, place bounties on your enemies (thus influencing who pirates attack), and even use "influence" to cause other domains and planets to fall into your control over time.
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          • #6
            Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

            Looks rather nice.
            Not sure it's quite my kind of game, I'll see how I feel about it nearer the release.
            Graphics look good though.
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            • #7
              Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

              IGN has a new preview of the game. There's a link to it on the SINS game homepage.

              Edit:

              Here is the IGN Preview: http://pc.ign.com/articles/817/817282p1.html
              Last edited by Acreo Aeneas; 09-08-2007, 11:00 PM.
              |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
              TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer
              Former 9th & 13th

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              SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

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              • #8
                Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

                Aaaah I can't wait for this to come out now I've seen the trailer...
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                • #9
                  Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

                  It's due out Feburary 2008 (hopefully before my birthday).

                  If you pay for the game via TotalGaming than you'd be able to play the Beta 2 instead of having to wait until next week for the MP-only BETA 3.
                  |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
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                  Former 9th & 13th

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                  Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-





                  SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

                    So, who wants to get this game?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

                      This game looks fantastic. I'll definitely be looking to pick this one up.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

                        Beta 4 was released about a week back and it added an extra race for everyone to play too. :D

                        I'm sure the demo is probably only about a few weeks away from release. I'm so excited! :row__577:
                        |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
                        TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer
                        Former 9th & 13th

                        Pronounciation: Eh-Cree-Oh Ah-Nay-Ess
                        Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-





                        SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

                        TG Primer and Rules

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

                          Homeworld was the most epic feeling game I ever played. When attacking a mother ship you could just feel the fire power needed.

                          I will get this just hoping that it comes close to that experience. I am a bit leery of the 4X aspect. If it isn't incorporated correctly it might kill that epic feeling.
                          Iím not racists, I have republican friends. Radio show host.
                          - "The essence of tyranny is the denial of complexity". -Jacob Burkhardt
                          - "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" - Emerson
                          - "People should not be afraid of it's government, government should be afraid of it's People." - Line from V for Vendetta
                          - If software were as unreliable as economic theory, there wouldn't be a plane made of anything other than paper that could get off the ground. Jim Fawcette
                          - "Let me now state what seems to me the decisive objection to any conservatism which deserves to be called such. It is that by its very nature it cannot offer an alternative to the direction in which we are moving." -Friedrich Hayek
                          - "Don't waist your time on me your already the voice inside my head." Blink 182 to my wife

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

                            Play Galactic Civilizations II for a taste of what Sins of a Solar Empire will be. Same company.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sins of a Solar Empire?

                              Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                              I'm sure the demo is probably only about a few weeks away from release. I'm so excited! :row__577:
                              Yays! Me's practically bouncing up and down with excitement at this game!
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