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Title: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 02, 2019, 11:02:26 AM
I'm a sucker for these games, but this one looks like it might be a little too scripted and linear for me. Also looks a lot like Stars in Shadow, which never really griped me...the space battles look pretty cool with good pacing for RTS, and the modding could be interesting too if there is a strong and talented community contributing to it.

http://www.slitherine.com/news/2880/Conquer.the.galaxy!.Astra.Exodus.has.been.announced! (http://www.slitherine.com/news/2880/Conquer.the.galaxy!.Astra.Exodus.has.been.announced!)

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Astra Exodus is the new space grand strategy game with all elements you eXpect from a serious 4X. Explore the galaxy, found new colonies and try to forge strong alliances with alien races. Fight off pirates and slavers and fight real-time battles to repel invaders and conquer new worlds when all your diplomatic skills have failed.

The single-player narrative Campaign will send you up and down the four corners of the galaxy following the mysterious Legacy of the Exodus, with a series of linked missions. You can also choose the free sandbox mode and go full-alien, taking the lead of one of the other seven factions, from the winged Okli to red skinned reptiles of the Veloran Horde, each with unique traits and abilities, for endless 4x action.

A game developed from the ground up to modded. Players will be able to add or modify any faction, starship, troop, technology and everything else and boldly go where no one has been before.
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: WargamerJoe on July 02, 2019, 11:45:23 AM
Announce Distant Worlds 2 you cowards!
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: CJReich46 on July 02, 2019, 01:59:00 PM
Announce Distant Worlds 2 you cowards!

This!
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: W8taminute on July 03, 2019, 07:02:00 AM
Astra Exodus looks pretty good.  I'll keep my eye out for this.  Need to know more about the game before making the 'must buy on day one' statement.
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: airboy on July 03, 2019, 08:37:17 AM
Are the real-time battle elements pause-able?  If not, I'll pass.
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: Labbug on December 24, 2019, 02:47:29 PM
https://www.matrixgames.com/news/astra-exodus-to-be-released-on-january-23
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: bobarossa on December 24, 2019, 03:07:22 PM
Video was painful to watch.  He didn't seem to know how to play everything.  Lots of inane comments.  2 hours!   From my 10 minute skip thru it looks like it's just MOO2 with real time battles.  No feedback on combat screen.  There should at least be a health bar somewhere.
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 24, 2019, 03:18:45 PM
Stars in Shadow, anyone?
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: Labbug on December 24, 2019, 05:00:07 PM
Stars in Shadow is a game I return to often.
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: Martok on December 25, 2019, 10:26:46 AM
Stars in Shadow, anyone?

Another underrated gem (one I admittedly don't play often enough). 
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: Yskonyn on December 25, 2019, 11:24:57 AM
Stars in the Shadow or Genesis ? Say there is only cash for one.
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: Rayfer on December 25, 2019, 12:08:17 PM
Stars in the Shadow or Genesis ? Say there is only cash for one.

IMHO, and I have played both (still playing Genesis), I'd go with Genesis. I didn't like Stars in Shadows nearly as much as Genesis.
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: Martok on December 25, 2019, 07:26:19 PM
Stars in the Shadow or Genesis ? Say there is only cash for one.

If you're looking for a quicker, "lighter" 4x game, go with SiS. 

If you want a fuller, more in-depth space 4x experience, you want ISG. 
Title: Re: Another Space 4x by Matrix/Slitherine...
Post by: al_infierno on December 25, 2019, 08:51:41 PM
This ticks two big boxes for me: 

1. Turn-based space 4X
2. Released by Matrix/Slitherine

I'm sure I'll pick it up as soon as it releases, even if it ends up not being great.

I have Interstellar Space: Genesis but haven't gotten around to trying it out yet.  Maybe I should pick up SiS before the sale ends.