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Master of Orion (DOS)

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Written by  :  MaiZure (114)
Written on  :  Feb 17, 2003
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Space Conquest just got much better

The Good

I loved the motivation to stay up past 5 AM trying for that last turn that would bring my victory! Then having to keep playing because there was just too much to this game! The balance between all the technologies and races. The ability to randomly generate new galaxies that may or may not give me a starting advantage.

The Bad

The only problem I can see is with the AI. They all use basicly the same system of building up massive fleets and going at it. There really isn't anything missing without comparing it to the improvements in the sequel.

The Bottom Line

The 4X space strategy title that built the genre. Even though this game has been beefed up with the release of the 2 sequels, it is still worth playing to see where it all started. I still play it today.