Right from the get-go SE5 bogs you down with an overwhelming number of options and then continually gets worse until you feel like you're lost in menus. Like so many other 4X games that showed promise, SE5 went too far in creating a deep game. You can spend 5-10 minutes designing a ship only to have to redesign it in a couple turns. You can spend forever trying to colonize space only to get confused about where your colonies are, what they're able to do and just what you have at your disposal. And don't expect important information to be right at your fingertips! The most important info is buried one or two menus in. The info at you fingertips initially seems important, but you will quickly realize that it is not.
Space is not for wimps, and neither is Space Empires V. The game has a lot to it, but the game is pretty complex and the learning curve is steep. You can see the newbs walking out of the airlocks right from the game’s tu... Read Full Review
When I first tried this game, I was a little hesitant. I looked at the reviews here and found that there were very mixed reactions. However, I do think that it's a fairly good game. In my opinion, what probably makes ... Read Full Review