Imagine a vast galaxy where its first intelligent life was the civilization we call the Endless.There is much to be told of the Endless, their vast technologies, of their advanced societies, and especially of the uncountable splinters into which their people eventually shattered itself and their eventually disappearance. Their history is glorious but above all tragic, but this is not their story it is yours,

In the new 4x game it is your task to grow your empire until it covers the entire galaxy whether through colonization, diplomacy, or the fires of war it is all for you to choose. When you begin the game you must choose between one of eight great civilizations (or create your own) as you strive for galactic domination. Will you control the galaxy through peaceful trade and diplomacy, perhaps you will lead explores to every corner of the universe to find great and powerful artifacts to advance your people through science, or will you simply exterminate all the other inferior civilizations with your advanced and powerful armadas ?

Each randomly generated map has hundreds of star systems to explore, several different planet types, luxuries and strategic resources to use to build new and powerful ships, you will also be able to Hire heroes to lead your fleets to victory or to govern and improve your planets.You are also constantly researching choices of interesting and new techs. Also each race does has a few unique technologies outlined in orange on the research screen. Using research your race can eventually build a wonder and win the game

The combat in Endless Space is half-big budget movie and half rock-paper-scissors system. When two fleets engage it enters an interactive movie. When you engage an enemy fleet, you are given the choice to simulate or manually control the battle. If you choose to manually control, you will be presented with a timer counting down the battle start and on the left side you will have three card slots, one each for long, medium, and melee range. This can be very important decision as even an out numbered and out gunned fleet can claim victory if the right cards are selected. It is very fun to watch but if you are in a war it can get tedious at times.

Overall endless space is an addictive experience and a great stepping off point for people new to the 4X genre.


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