Space Sims/Strategy Games Catch-All

OK I tried the Amazon US trick of just listing my address as Alaska and then paying through Paypal and it got flagged and wasn't approved. I'll be sticking with other space games for now as the ~$60 price was really my upper limit for this.

It's not as though I'm short of stuff to play after the Steam Sale anyway.

Stele wrote:
PWAlessi wrote:

Why not just buy the main game and forget about the DLC until you decide if you like it or not. That will only cost £17.99.

That would make sense with most games. But in this case, it's not really DLC, it's more of an "expansion", kind of like the Sins:Entrenchment/Diplomacy releases recently. The "DLC" adds in game functionality, improves the UI, etc. So basically it's stuff that could be in a patch to make the game v2.0 or whatever, but instead they charge for it... and charge a lot for it...

I say just skip the whole damn thing. There's plenty of other spacey games out there that don't cost such a ludicrous amount. ;)

Gotcha. I hate it when companies make it required to get the DLC to actually play the base game as intended. I'm looking at you Asura's Wrath.

Crhis wrote:

Just to clear up some things. I got interested in the game because I was searching for spacey/4x websites that had a good accounting of the Steam Sale to see if there was anything I should pick up before the deadline.

While doing that I came across Space Sector, which had this to say in it's Distant Worlds Legends review.

If Master of Orion 2 was the 4X space strategy gaming reference of the nineties, then Distant Worlds Legends is the 4X space strategy gaming reference of the early XXI century. What are you waiting for?

High praise, right? And FWIW all the automation stuff that seems to be some people's issue really appeals to me.

Anyway, I was looking at the basket and noticed the reason it seemed so expensive was because I was getting hit with 20% tax in the UK. If I changed my location to the US my basket was a much more palatable $57.97 (£35.67) compared to the earlier £47.52 ($77.23). $20 is nothing to be sniffed at! If any one has any suggestions of proxies etc. (I'm not typing my CC details in to a public one I guess) then it'd be appreciated.

Let me know if you cave... might be the catalyst I need

For what it's worth, liking or disliking Distant Worlds is separate from assessing its worth as a game. It sets out to be a grand 4x game, and generally speaking, it is exactly that. It accomplishes it goals well. It just happens to be esoteric enough that even fans of space games and strategy might not find it compelling; it's somewhat like looking at a movie like The Seventh Seal and thinking, "I think that's a great movie, but it isn't what I'm inclined to put in the drive on a Saturday night."

Stele wrote:

I say just skip the whole damn thing. There's plenty of other spacey games out there that don't cost such a ludicrous amount. ;)

There are, however, no spacey games out there that simulate such an amazingly living universe so well. Distant Worlds really is in a class of its own, and I feel is definitely worth owning and taking the time to have it click. Once it does, it'll be insanely rewarding.

Veloxi, you're a very bad, bad man (and far too persuasive). Trigger pulled on the complete Distant Worlds bundle.

And with that, my Steam Sale budget is GONE.

UMOarsman wrote:

Veloxi, you're a very bad, bad man (and far too persuasive). Trigger pulled on the complete Distant Worlds bundle.

And with that, my Steam Sale budget is GONE. :-)

B...But you said we were going to stay strong together!

(I may or may not have just acquired a 'demo')

Crhis wrote:
UMOarsman wrote:

Veloxi, you're a very bad, bad man (and far too persuasive). Trigger pulled on the complete Distant Worlds bundle.

And with that, my Steam Sale budget is GONE. :-)

B...But you said we were going to stay strong together!

(I may or may not have just acquired a 'demo')

What you may or may not have done would be perfectly acceptable in my book. Which of course you didn't do and there is no book, and we never had this conversation.

What were we talking about again?

I have no gorram idear. Carry on then, what what.

Crhis wrote:
UMOarsman wrote:

Veloxi, you're a very bad, bad man (and far too persuasive). Trigger pulled on the complete Distant Worlds bundle.

And with that, my Steam Sale budget is GONE. :-)

B...But you said we were going to stay strong together!

(I may or may not have just acquired a 'demo')

What can I say, I'm weak willed and Veloxi has a silver tongue... er... fingers. Also a great write-up on his site.

I have also been convinced. But... Its not on steam?

Kier wrote:

I have also been convinced. But... Its not on steam?

I am so tired of this question. No, it isn't.

Veloxi wrote:
Kier wrote:

I have also been convinced. But... Its not on steam?

I am so tired of this question. No, it isn't.

They are basically openly hostile to the notion of putting it on steam. Their business decisions overall are fairly disheartening.

Distant Worlds... Is it on Steam Yet.

The Darksiders joke meme of this thread

Darksiders? Is that any good? I saw it for $5 the other day.

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Prozac wrote:

Distant Worlds... Is it on Steam Yet.

The Darksiders joke meme of this thread :)

Has anyone registered www.isdistantworldsonsteamyet.com?

Apparently not.

Just wanted to stop in and RAVE about Distant Worlds. I'm the forum's newest convert. I think I've finally found the automation combination I like, and am having a blast watching my empire expand. After two restarts, I'm committed to watching this game through to it's bitter conclusion.

Veloxi - you were right. Tell your sister... er... friends, you were right.

Crhis - Join me, and I will complete your training! With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict, and bring order to the galaxy.

Can you guys tell a Star Wars marathon was on tonight?

Is Distant Worlds any good? I heard it was like Zelda for adults.

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I wasn't very impressed with Distant Worlds, honestly. Watching the game play itself isn't that much fun, and un-automating stuff isn't that much fun, either. It's just not a very interesting game. There's no real 'hook', nothing that says, "yes, this decision is interesting, necessary, and will have interesting results". It's just sort of this relentless tide of bleh.

And paying as much as I did to be so unimpressed really stung. I don't think they're going to be selling me anything else. If it had been, say, $20, I wouldn't have minded, but at $80 plus, I most certainly do.

BadKen wrote:

Is Distant Worlds any good? I heard it was like Zelda for adults.

[size=9]Am I doing it right?[/size]

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UMOarsman wrote:

Just wanted to stop in and RAVE about Distant Worlds. I'm the forum's newest convert. I think I've finally found the automation combination I like, and am having a blast watching my empire expand. After two restarts, I'm committed to watching this game through to it's bitter conclusion.

Veloxi - you were right. Tell your sister... er... friends, you were right.

Aawww Yeah...
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Malor wrote:

I wasn't very impressed with Distant Worlds, honestly. Watching the game play itself isn't that much fun, and un-automating stuff isn't that much fun, either. It's just not a very interesting game. There's no real 'hook', nothing that says, "yes, this decision is interesting, necessary, and will have interesting results". It's just sort of this relentless tide of bleh.

And paying as much as I did to be so unimpressed really stung. I don't think they're going to be selling me anything else. If it had been, say, $20, I wouldn't have minded, but at $80 plus, I most certainly do.

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BadKen wrote:

Is Distant Worlds any good? I heard it was like Zelda for adults.

[size=9]Am I doing it right?[/size]

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I love this thread.

Veloxi, that was goddamn perfect.

Hahaahahahahha

In my first hour and fifteen minutes of Evochron Mercenary, I have completed the tutorial, lost a race, and accidentally jumped into a sun. There's nothing like starting a new learning curve.

The flight physics have already impressed me, though. Some amazing maneuvers should be possible if I can ever get the hang of using the inertial dampener

misplacedbravado wrote:

In my first hour and fifteen minutes of Evochron Mercenary, I have completed the tutorial, lost a race, and accidentally jumped into a sun. There's nothing like starting a new learning curve.

The flight physics have already impressed me, though. Some amazing maneuvers should be possible if I can ever get the hang of using the inertial dampener

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Perhaps some of you will find this of interest.

Yeah, only some. Now excuse me while I drool into this here bucket.