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Offline solops

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Stellar Monarch II
« on: March 23, 2021, 12:36:16 PM »
I am a fan of Stellar Monarch. I usually go for far more detail in my space 4x, but when I feel the need for a high-level, top-down strategic romp, it scratches the itch. Now the dev is working on Stellar Monarch II and I want to throw this out there for consideration.

http://www.silverlemurgames.com/2020/12/10/im-making-a-sequel-to-stellar-monarch/

 It looks more to my liking, for a high level game, than some of the others that have come up recently. Most of the time I am going to stick with Polaris Sector and RFTS 1 or even Interstellar Space Genesis. Stellar Monarch is the exact opposite of Aurora, a good game for diving down into the weeds.
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Re: Stellar Monarch II
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 12:43:56 PM »
I supported Stellar Monarch very early on...even before it was called Stellar Monarch, but each patch that the developer released during the early access period stripped mechanics from the game and eventually this watered it down too much. I think the final straw was when he removed armies and generals.

I've read about SMII and it really didn't strike me as being very different from SMI. Actually, just more watered-down! More abstraction, less mechanics. I mean, eventually, it will barely be a game...just an intro screen and menu. That is my initial impression, at least. Still...I'll follow it closely and most likely give it a shot.
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Re: Stellar Monarch II
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2021, 01:51:56 PM »
JH, you are not wrong, in a broad sense. But, I found that when I really played it, the game was far more engaging than I expected, particularly with fleet ops. I am not excited by more naval abstraction, but the dev is dangling ship design before us. In any event, this game offers more control than Star Dynasties. SM1 may be better than SM2.
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Re: Stellar Monarch II
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2021, 02:11:19 PM »
I've tried to get into SM I a few times but it never really clicked with me.  Will take a wait and see approach on II and hope for an improvement that is more to my liking.
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Re: Stellar Monarch II
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2021, 12:51:27 PM »
I am a fan of Stellar Monarch. I usually go for far more detail in my space 4x, but when I feel the need for a high-level, top-down strategic romp, it scratches the itch. Now the dev is working on Stellar Monarch II and I want to throw this out there for consideration.

http://www.silverlemurgames.com/2020/12/10/im-making-a-sequel-to-stellar-monarch/

 It looks more to my liking, for a high level game, than some of the others that have come up recently. Most of the time I am going to stick with Polaris Sector and RFTS 1 or even Interstellar Space Genesis. Stellar Monarch is the exact opposite of Aurora, a good game for diving down into the weeds.

I find that SM I is very interesting and unique, so waiting with guarded optimism to see what comes out of SM II.
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