A few hours into my first game of Space Empires V, I uninstalled my copy of Galactic Civilizations II from my harddrive and threw it away. There really was no reason to keep it. I wouldn't play it again anyway and Stardock wouldn't support it if I'd given it away to a friend. But this isn't about that game, this is about SEV. And SEV's not for those players light on time or easily distracted. Everything takes time in this turn-based strategy game, nothing is quick, but that cuts two ways. It can be frustrating when you discover that you can't just pick a race to play and stock ships to build, that you must design everything. For me, though, it's sweet that I get to customize my ships to fit my personality. Gameplay-wise, SEV is essentially Starfire on the PC and that is a very good thing. It was also released in a rather buggy state and that's not a good thing, but as of now it's been patched to 1.17 and plays well. Of course the bugs hurt SEV's reviews and that's the price for a rushed delivery.
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