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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2016, 12:16:28 PM »
Matrixgames has created a completely dedicated site for Polaris Sector and its live.  Release tomorrow.

http://polaris.slitherine.com/

...and a new video

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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2016, 01:28:53 PM »
You guys know we've run about 6-7 episodes of a visual AAR on the front page for the past 2 months for Polaris, right?
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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2016, 02:17:07 PM »
You guys know we've run about 6-7 episodes of a visual AAR on the front page for the past 2 months for Polaris, right?

What front page?  Just kidding.

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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2016, 02:57:10 PM »
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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2016, 08:44:40 AM »
It's available on Steam now.

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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2016, 09:11:41 AM »
It's available on Steam now.
Sooner than expected....price seems ok.

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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2016, 09:18:29 AM »
Fork over impressions.
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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2016, 11:31:28 AM »
I didn't put a lot of time into the Beta, but what I saw wasn't particularly impressive.  The approach to research is interesting, but other than that it's just another space-based 4X game in an overcrowded field. It's not bad, but with Stellaris, MOO, Endless Space 2, and perhaps even Distant Worlds 2 on the way I don't really see a reason to get excited.

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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2016, 11:44:35 AM »
I wish Code Force would give us an update of where things stand with Distant Worlds 2

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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2016, 11:49:50 AM »
I'm excited not because there is anything new, but because it ha everything I want. Ship design and combat from Stardrive, pausable and adjustable realtime like DW along with espionage and stuff. Nothing new but so many new ones are missing elements like meaningful combat.

For example, I'm disappointed in Moo4 because of the lack of espionage and meaningful combat
Disappoint in Predestination because it is the bases but you end up frantically clicking "next" turn because the time period is too short. Immersion killing
DW, don't like the graphics,
Galactic Civ, too cartoony

So far, stellaris looks great but this one looks good too. Has what I want even if it's not new.
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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2016, 12:52:12 PM »
I guess it also has a fleet logistics system whereby ships require refueling and rearming. Can be done at a colony or you can include tenders and refuelers in the fleet...like DW
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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2016, 01:09:20 PM »
I guess it also has a fleet logistics system whereby ships require refueling and rearming. Can be done at a colony or you can include tenders and refuelers in the fleet...like DW

Well - you just made me buy it with that...
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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2016, 01:32:10 PM »
Disappoint in Predestination because it is the bases but you end up frantically clicking "next" turn because the time period is too short. Immersion killing

Sad to say I'm taking the complete opposite view, looks like just another MOO2 clone with absolutely no desire to try and innovate. Its like they went down the check list, humans; check, space elves; check, insectoid/reptile races; check, ship design; check....

Not saying Stellaris will be any better in terms of innovation but from what I've seen I get the impression they've done a better job at creating a "living" galaxy rather then just another space 4x with 8 empires fighting it out.
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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2016, 01:52:15 PM »
Fair enough. I'm to the point that I know what I like. If a game has it, I'm in. If it's the same old thing, then that's fine. In this case, there is nothing new, but not enough 4x have all of the elements I like. This one does.
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Re: Polaris Sector - another new space 4x
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2016, 01:58:35 PM »
^How is ground combat modeled? I know there are Marines, Heavy Infantry, Armor and "military boats" (pretty odd choice, there), but I'm not sure how it all works.
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