SoGE is a Star Wars Total Conversion for SoaSE: Rebellion with it's roots in the Homeworld 2 mod Star Wars: Warlords which features the two primarily sides of the Galactic Civil War, the Clone Wars, and the Yuuzhan Vong War. The current public version works for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 1.80/1.82+ and, with or without, all DLC.
Great, polished mod...but not without flaws.
To keep it short, it's the AI. I'm not sure why, or how, but it seems to be either night or day with the difficulty. On Easy, it seems like it dosen't even try, but on normal holy christ...a blob of cap ships will be on your front lawn within like 30 mins of a game. Also, the AI per race seems a bit off, as some races are easier on normal, compared to others (CIS is hard as frack, while Rebels are ok)
Other than that the units, graphics, art etc are fantastic. Major thumbs up to the team that worked on this mod, it's fantastic.
Very good Star Wars conversion overall. Well optimized too - I get less lag in the late game than the stock game and most other mods, even with massive fleets of Star Destroyers. Planet sizes have been scaled up significantly, making them feel massive like they should, and ships are faster across the board to compensate. Culture and culture stations are quite important, and the limit on capital ships is removed (though the more advanced ones can be quite expensive to prevent spamming).
Playable factions include those from the movies: the Republic, CIS, Rebel Alliance, Empire, and two from lore: The Yuzaan Vong Empire and the New Republic. All have their own ship lineups, strengths and weaknesses - for example, the Republic capital ships are fast, rather fragile and can field huge numbers of fighters and bombers, while Imperial Star Destroyers are very powerful all around, but expensive and with rather weak fighter support. The AI plays each race well and can be quite a fearsome opponent. Combat is much faster and more decisive than the stock game due to the (almost) removal of shield mitigation.
The only area for improvement I see is in making each faction a little more unique. As it is, there is almost no variation in Military Research trees between factions, and support frigates for the most part are simply reskins from faction to faction.
Overall a very fun, well made and beautiful conversion.
9 / 10 great job guys and I can't wait to see what comes with future updates
An absolutely stunning starwars conversion mod. I dreamed of having full on ship combat in space battles during Battlefront 2; and this mod realizes these dreams. The models are extremely accurate and the updates only get better and better. I have blown over 100 hours alone on simply Sins of a Galactic Empire because I love the star wars franchise so much and this mod really is just the extremely sweet icing on top
This here is an awesome mod... 15 minutes in I encountered the CIS playing as the Republic, they immediately tried to destroy me after entering my controlled space, ship after ship came through. Next thing I know I'm in a full scale battle. While trying to hold them back, the pirates decide "Lets go f*** with this guy too", No reaction GiF could capture my face when a fleet of I'd say 35+ ships jumped to my backyard... Resulting battle - EPIC, near death experience, 9/10 good mod.
Some of the other critics/raters/reviewers or whatever they wish to be called are to nick-picky in my opinion to see a good, fun mod. I've been waiting for a legit Star Wars mod for SOASE for a while. I think this is it. What some also don't seem to understand is that its a total conversion mod, meaning near everything is changed. What some also aren't understanding is just how large military fleets were in Star Wars, spread throughout a GALAXY!. Honestly this mod shows what it would have been like if it was say, a Sector war or something instead of Galactic, but with the same resources, something similar to Star Trek conflicts how they just threw unnecessarily large fleets at each other and had like just one huge, major, battle at a time...at least that's what I can recall... need to review my Trek.
this new release for this mod is great, i love star wars and it really gives you the freedom to pick and choose how you want to play, like do you want to be the republic and fight the empire. The scope of this mod also is amazing covering 6 different races and allowing for massive battles.