OS X Anyone try Endless Space

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by cerote, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    I look at Steam every so often to check out what games come to Mac and I saw this game Endless Space.

    Has anyone played it? Seems like a pretty deep strategy challenge.
  2. divamatt macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2012
    Finally, a thread I actually know something about.

    Yes, I purchased Endless Space when it was in the beta. If, like me, you liked Gal Civ, Master of Orion, Stars! and other turn-based space 4X type games, Endless Space will likely give you a few hours of fun.

    I haven't played it in a few weeks (life getting in the way of gaming), but I enjoyed it when I did. It certainly is nice to look at, design wise. Very simple, elegant even. The AI certainly gave me a good run for my money, though, in the version I played, I found that, overall, the game did not allow much flexibility for different strategies, so games tended to feel the same after a while.

    I think that, if you are a patient gamer who enjoys longer, strategy-oriented games, you would enjoy ES. I can't speak to Multiplayer, since I didn't try it. Also, I would say that you should try it if you get a chance as the developers are clearly very interested in improving their game and I would expect that the current version of the game is probably much improved over the version I played last.
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I just purchased the game based on this thread, so I'll give it a try later and see how it goes.
  4. divamatt macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2012
    Well let us know what you thought of it! I wish there were demand for games like this.
  5. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    I haven't played the Mac version yet, but last time I sunk some time into it on my PC I clearly enjoyed myself. It's pretty much how you'd expect these type of games to go - "Just one more turn" easily changes into "Damn, I am supposed to get up in 3 hours!". If you enjoyed Master Of Orion 2, Ascendancy or GalCiv2, Endless Space is the game for you.

    The one thing it gets criticized for the most is the combat which takes away a lot of micro management from you. Battles are divided into three distinct phases in which you can select a special card/power and throw it at your opponent (or yourself it's a Repair card for example). Some cards cancel out others at the same time, so there is still some rock-paper-scissoring involved. You also get new cards further down the tech tree.

    One of the things I like most is how they brought back star lanes from Ascendancy. There still is a tech to freely travel between star systems but you will have to research that first.

    Also, the UI is absolutely sexy.
  6. Northwestern macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2011
    GamersGate: Endless Space 33% off!

    Platform: PC/Mac
    File size: 1413.25 MB
    Categories: Strategy, Real-time Strategy, Mac
    Publisher: Iceberg Interactive
    DRM: Steamworks (Requires a third-party download and account)
    Activation: Must be activated on Steam
  7. lewdvig macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    South Pole
    I like the fact its turned based - I did not like Sins of a Solar Empire.

    Thanks for the sale link, I will check it out.
  8. NDPTAL85 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2007
    I love this game.

    I am straight up addicted to this game. I've played over a thousand hours so far. I have the expansion, Endless Space: Disharmony. So far I've been able to beat it on the Hard difficulty level.

    I'm a big fan of Master of Orion 1 and Master of Orion 2 so this game feels just like home.
  9. soulsyphon macrumors regular

    May 3, 2014
    yes the game is good, it's considered a "4x strategy" game like civ, master of orion etc

    another game is http://stardrivegame.com/ and stardrive 2 is in the making.

    if you want a website with 4x gaming news go here


    also try another game called "the last federation" its 15$ and awesome

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