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Sins Of A Solar Empire, A Trailer

I truly wish I had more spare time right now, because I really want to sink a few days of solitude in Sins Of A Solar Empire. Kieron and I have been blasting away at the beta and thoroughly enjoying ourselves. For me it gets the enormity of space battle just right – with the capital ships standing out as these vast, BattleStar-styled monoliths of space power. It’s the kind of thing that my other space-love, Eve Online, generally falls down on. For a taste of why I’m finding Sins so satisfying, take a look at this trailer:

GameTrailers, you’re our game trailering flagship.

Solar Empire Goes Gold and… ooh look at that!

In celebration of Sins of the Solar Empire going gold, Stardock release a set of shots from the final build, pictures of the box and general office stuff. This includes – I quote – “Stardock’s “wall of synergy” covered with concept art for next major 4X game…”. Which looks like this!

Stardocking, across the universe, etc.
Click to examine the wall of synergy in greater detail. May, I wish we had a wall of synergy.

As well as Society, there’s been mumblings about what Stardock are up to the idea of a fantasy 4X game was touched upon. If a mass of people with magical swords are any judge, we’d say that’s definitely underway. Post-Peggle, we especially approve of the vicious looking pink unicorn. You may take this as a cue to speculate randomly about what the makers of one of the best strategy games of the last few years could bring to the moribund post-Heroes of Might and Magic 4X game and/or say “Actually, I think you’ll find its a red unicorn” in the comments thread.

Games For 2008: Sins of a Solar Empire

Stars!

As always, we are two nations divided by a common language. Despite being online and PC gaming for a clear decade, my first reaction to hearing anyone say 4X is to think of cheap Australian Lager rather than the ol’ explore, expand, exploit, exterminate of strategy games. Doesn’t make me love them any less, of course. This is one. But it’s different. How to describe it? Oh, let’s be cheap and nasty. Since Sins of a Solar Empire is being published by Stardock, even though it’s being developed by the Sierra/Take2/Rockstar alumni at Ironclad, let’s imagine the stunning Galactic Civilization 2, but in real time.

Before you play it, you may think that a little overwhelming. And, from my experiences in the Beta, you’ll be right. Just that it’s in an “overwhelmingly exciting” sort of way.
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