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Offline Greybriar

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Re: Master of Orion IV
« Reply #180 on: December 11, 2016, 03:59:49 PM »
I haven't really paid attention to this game since it was so expensive, but I just saw GOG is selling it for under $15. But because I am ignorant, is "Master of Orion" the same IV you're all referring to? Stupid question but I just want to make sure.

It looks good but the reviews aren't all that stunning. I have the original MOO and MOO2 on GOG which I haven't touched yet. :(

Yes, Master of Orion IV is the same thing as Master of Orion (not the original). There's also the Master of Orion: Collector’s Edition and the new DLC Master of Orion: Revenge of Antares Race Pack. All are on sale for 50% off.

The sale is ending soon, so you'd better order it now if you want to save 50%.

I have been playing around with it a little, purchased its new DLC (which should have been included with the initial release IMO), and I feel it's an okay game, but not of the quality of MOO2.
Regardless of how good a PC game may be it will always have its detractors and no matter how bad a PC game may be it will always have its fans.

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Re: Master of Orion IV
« Reply #181 on: December 12, 2016, 05:18:56 AM »
The material added in the latest free update definitely made the game more interesting to me. At least the devs are listening to the player base.
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Re: Master of Orion IV
« Reply #182 on: December 12, 2016, 05:29:00 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, Greybriar and Shelldrake. I'll probably pass for now. I have too many other shinies to be distracted by.

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Re: Master of Orion IV
« Reply #183 on: August 04, 2021, 01:24:18 PM »
I never understood the flak this game got. I thought it was pretty slick and well done. I just tried it again today with the third party code patch and balance mod. I still think it is a fun, well done and greatly underrated game.
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Offline Ian C

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Re: Master of Orion IV
« Reply #184 on: August 04, 2021, 05:23:57 PM »
 I bought it a few months ago, wasn't aware of the bad mouthing and thought it was great. I binged on it for weeks. It's on my list of keepers.

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Re: Master of Orion IV
« Reply #185 on: August 05, 2021, 12:33:27 AM »
I really like the game as well.

I see mostly two reasons why the game didn't make it.

1) EA was a mistake. Many people made up their mind at the beginning of the EA when the game was not complete and the AI was fairly weak.
2) Endless Space 2 and mostly Stellaris were coming up and drawing the attention. Frankly, Stellaris at the beginning wasn't that great but Paradox has so many faithful fans.

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Re: Master of Orion IV
« Reply #186 on: August 06, 2021, 05:22:20 PM »
With 5X and UCP mods MOO:CtS hits the complexity/fun sweet spot for me along with Stars in Shadow and Armada 2526. I may be adding Interstellar Space Genesis to this list with a few more plays as well.

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Re: Master of Orion IV
« Reply #187 on: August 06, 2021, 08:42:03 PM »
Yeah, SiS and ISG are both good games that I'd like to play much more. And Sword of the Stars 1. All good games. I am still trying to find the perfect amalgamation. Of course, perfect is the mortal enemy of good.
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