DescriptionThe Space Empires series of exploration-based strategy games made it to a fourth title. The goal is the same of games like Master of Orion and the predecessors, you must survive and maybe conquer the rest of the galaxy. You must build facilities, ships on planets with differing resource potential. Once settled, you can discover technologies, and must watch out for enemy empires and pay attention to diplomacy, economics and resources. Ministers take care of micro-management tasks. The game is highly customizable, with attributes for most characters editable through text files, and a wide range of victory conditions available.
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- "太空帝国IV" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
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|The way 4x games were meant to be played||D Michael (232)|
|A great work of art.||Technocrat (201)|
|Ruinously Bad AI||Nathan Pannbacker (58)|
|XXXXtremely good!||Hugh McKenna (5)||unrated|
|IGN||Jan 17, 2001||9 out of 10||90|
|Strategy Gaming Online||Jan 02, 2001||8.7 out of 10||87|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Nov 19, 2000||85 out of 100||85|
|GameSpot||Nov 28, 2000||8.1 out of 10||81|
|Armchair Empire, The||May 08, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Feb, 2001||80|
|Game Watcher||Aug 12, 2003||7.7 out of 10||77|
|ActionTrip||Dec 25, 2000||70 out of 100||70|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jan, 2001||47 out of 100||47|
|GameStar (Germany)||Jan, 2001||25 out of 100||25|
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TriviaAaron Hall, the Space Empires series designer, points Starfire as one of his main sources of inspiration. Starfire is a board game that features ship combat at tactical level; it has also a set of rules in which you manage an empire, in a way similar to 4X games.
To date, you can learn more about Starfire at: http://www.starfiredesign.com/starfire
Related Web Sites
- Official Site (Official SE IV (and Gold edition) site of developers Malfador Machinations.)