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    Stellaris - Make space great again

    Pre-orders for Stellaris are available NOW. I'm so pumped.

    I know our parents at Rock Paper Shotgun says that we mustn't pre-order before we've had at least one serving of OPINIONS, but I think I'll be naughty...

    Or maybe our benevolent overlords at Paradox will make it possible for OPINIONS to be available before release date? That would be the best.

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    Interstellar HYPE!
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    I can't wait for this game. Also on the fence about pre-ordering... it looks so good. Paradox is usually good about making good games... just their launches can be a bit scary... not sure if I want to pre-order with that hanging over them.

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    I dunno I trust Paradox by this point, and it looks sooooo good, pre-order ban be damned.

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    I have everything Crusader Kings and haven't played more than one hour. Buying stuff at at least 75% discount, so it's not that much money, but although the game sounds like tons of fun, it has a learning curve almost as inclined as Dwarf Fortress. Again, Stellaris sounds like it'd be great, but I fear it'll be just as impenetrable.
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    Never pre-order. Never. Be strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morte66 View Post
    Never pre-order. Never. Be strong.
    Too late, I've already succumbed! If anyone else is weak like me you can save quite a bit on the Steam RRP by shopping around - check out ITAD for the best price (currently around the £25 mark for the standard edition).

    There's also a new pre-order trailer:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackice View Post
    Too late, I've already succumbed! If anyone else is weak like me you can save quite a bit on the Steam RRP by shopping around - check out ITAD for the best price (currently around the £25 mark for the standard edition).

    There's also a new pre-order trailer:

    CDkeys has it for £20 but they are grey area seller.

    I am really looking forward to this but will not be pre-ordering, I'm still playing Elite, Xcom2 and Fallout 4.

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    If you're willing to use a reliable, though unauthorised, source then you can get it for £20 at CD Keys.

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    Apparently this is a thing in Green Man Gaming: Save 25% off Stellaris using voucher code: 20PERC-SAVING-APRIL1
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    At the moment I'm simmering with hype to the extent that I just want to throw money at Paradox, and therefore I'm considering buying it via their own discount free website.

    Also, my mum has taught me not to click on linkies from weird people (yes, you) on the internet. ;)
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    Ahhhhh .... I want it but I didn't get on with CK2 and EUIII so I'm thinking I shouldn't ... but I want it ...
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    Really looking forward to this but i want to play something similar in the meantime my choices are:

    Distant Worlds, Gal Civ 2 and Endless Space, I own all three but have never played them any suggestions as to which one to pick?

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    I get the feeling thit is going to be very unsatisfying at launch, so I'm going to hold off.

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    i want to preorder it so bad but i still hope for gog version so will hold off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukasz View Post
    i want to preorder it so bad but i still hope for gog version so will hold off.
    I think that is highly unlikely, considering that none of the recent Paradox in-house release appear to be on GoG. But since it's a paradox release there really isn't that much of a reason to get it on the cesspool that is GoG in the first place, since it's basically guaranteed that the steam release will be completely DRM free, like all the other paradox titles. Paradox also tend to be one of the few developers that make "proper" use of the version rollback feature on steam, so you can even keep archives of individual versions if you really have to.
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    I decided to hold off and finish first the zillion 4x games I still have in my backcatalog. Looking at the Blorg series it looks like fun, but at the same time not very different from the 4x genre.

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    Mobile ringtones as a pre-order bonus? That's convincing!

    On a more serious note, I'm not sure what to expect here. I played two (long) games of Europa Universalis IV before getting bored of waiting for some arbitrary points-total to increase (I think it was Military, Diplomacy and Government or somesuch), and playing Crusader Kings always felt like watching that late night TV show everyone seems to think is the funniest thing ever and not getting the joke.

    I suppose I'll keep an eye on this, anyway. I quite like the sci-fi setting for large strategy games, but wasn't sufficiently impressed with the latest Civilization to buy that, and the Endless series seems to have only really flourished when it made the jump to the more fantasy-like Legend theme.
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    I have yet to really watch any indepth footage, but i have a hunch that i might end up preordering afterall once i've seen a bit more gameplay. But on the other hand... I don't expect the launch to be smooth and i don't expect the game to really come into its own until the second or so DLC/expansion comes around, but i have faith in paradox. If there's one studio that might be able to dethrone Distant Worlds it's them.
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    For those on the fence, the Blorg streams are pretty funny and informative. Like a pre-release Let's Play series.


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