|Are there any space colonization games or open world rpg's?||Locked|
|May 8 2013, 3:10pm Anchor|
As the thread-title already tells, I am looking
The space games I found have a hard focus on combat- and that is definitely not what I am looking
Coming to RPG games, I do not look for a special
I tried Kenshi, but…it’s bugs are disturbing.
I am open for Indie and “usual” games.
Edited by: Genhito
|May 8 2013, 3:48pm Anchor|
The only thing I can think of that fits your criteria is a game called Kerbal Space Program. It's indie, and can be described as basically NASA mixed with the 3 Stooges with a cup of Orbiter folded in. With the ability to make you learn things whether you want to or not.
I'm currently engaged in a large scale colonization effort of the Kerbals' homewrld's inner moon, if that tells you anything. It's got a free trial you download before you make a decision. Just remember to extract the .zip file somewhere you can easily find. I made the mistake of not doing so and I had to download it again.
If you DO decide to buy it, buy it soon, it goes up in price with every release (did I mention it's somewhere between an alpha and a beta?) (as in, I got it for 18 bucks and it's currently 23).
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Niteshade 3D Artist and aspiring Technical Artist
|May 8 2013, 3:58pm Anchor|
A colleague and former class-mate told me about that game today.
|May 8 2013, 4:39pm Anchor|
Endless Space is a reasonable 4x. It does include a military component, but it's entirely possible to win through diplomacy.
|May 9 2013, 12:36pm Anchor|
I always end up going back to Galactic Civilizations II for Space Empires. The combat is very simplified, and more like a chess match than action combat, and it's more fun to design and spec out your ships than actually fight with them. It's basically my space-setting answer to the Civilization series as it's turn based empire building in space. It also has a lot of additions and mods developed by the community.
|May 9 2013, 1:35pm Anchor|
Don't Starve is a fairly charming Free-form survival game that is great until you find yourself looking for tips/guides/wikis. It's a game that is most fun while you figure it out so it's geared towards those who like to figure things out. It is not in the Minecraft league of unhelpfulness, you will usually know what you can do but it does not tell you explicitly what THOSE things exactly do.
HIGHLY moddable BTW, if you can stomach Lua.
While I'd like to recommend good diplomacy games, there really aren't any until you delve into grand strategies like Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Total War. The Guild series is sometimes mentioned but I haven't checked it out. Galactic Civilizations I haven't touched but Alpha Centauri was reasonably good.
The best Space game of the sort you are looking for is EVE online, though it's MP only and there's not much AI to speak of. Also it's subscription based until you get filthy rich in-game.
|May 9 2013, 1:36pm Anchor|
|May 9 2013, 1:54pm Anchor|
EVE is also the epitome of player-vs-player combat. There's a reason that people joke about EVE standing for "Everyone Versus Everyone". The OP doesn't want that kind of game.
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|May 10 2013, 12:23am Anchor|
First of all, thank you for all the replies. I never experienced such "devotion" for a forum. Amazing! ^^
I have heard about Galactic Civilizations II but... I'd like to hear more from someone who has actually played it. I heard and read about it but I'd like to get some more info regarding this game- directly addressed to me. I am afraid that th AI(or UI) wouldn't be challenging, not fitting the standards of an present-day player. What I want to say is, what are your feelings about this game? I can... live... with bad graphics, but what's the gameplay like?
I watched a game-play about Endless Space. It's turn-based, isn't it? I somehow- don't blame me ^^- dislike turn-based strategies. They bore me. But, but, if this game does offer more then just Research-kill-or-die I'd be willing to try it! Tell me
Yes, I am into Paradox Interactive. I play it since.... since ....I can't remember! But it's been a damn long time by now!
Just read about it. This partially fits my criteria! I'll make sure to check this game out! Thank you!
Isn't it easier to just give sgive you some examples of what I have already played, so you can get a picture of what I enjoyed?!
RPG SUM UP:
STRATEGY/POLITICAL Genre- SUM UP:
Gush, I hope there is hope! What do you think, guys/ladies? ^^
Yep, Eve is amazing- the political aspect of that game. But as I have no friends there I won't pay for nothing. NO, NO, NO! The OP says: NO! haha
TheHappyFriar wrote:It's old school, but...
Ummmm..... tooo old-school'ish for me. Not really deep. I do not see much complexity in this game. ^^ But, thank you very much for trying to help! I appreciate it!
Between, where do you guys search for games? Indie DB does not seem to have every game listed.
Hahaha.... Spore!? I played it a few months ago. I was overwhelmed. It was actually so sweet. There was no real diplomacy or engaging battles, but I liked it. I mean, sooo sweet. xD
Edited by: Genhito
|May 10 2013, 5:56am Anchor|
It's a lot like Civilisation in some respects; you can win through the strength of your economy, through diplomacy, through research or through conquest or territory. It is turn based, and it is pretty slow, and there's not a great deal of on-screen feedback outside of menus, so if that's not your kind of thing, you may want to skip it.
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