So much for taking some time off… :-)
So, until 8AM this morning, I took advantage of the free weekend of Endless Space, a Master of Orion/Starflight (2)/Spaceward Ho! -style space exploration game. The game is beautiful to look at, but horrible to play. If there is a way to direct your exploratory vessels, I couldn’t find it. Seemed a pretty weak game to me, but maybe it’s the Mac port. Either way, I tried to get the most out of the free weekend.
While the gameplay was lackluster, I got a number of ideas out of it for StarSea. Additional factions, star travel ideas, wyrd-technology ideas, and more. It’ll take a while for me to process it all, and I’m going to look at that wiki above to see what more I can learn about the history in the game, as well as any plot (if there really is one). I’d like to know there was more point to beating my head against the wall than what I experienced.
That’s all for now. Just had to discuss my experience. 🙂