StarDrive 2 : Not Bad, just not needed.
StarDrive 2 fails in no major areas and while it doesn’t succeed in any either, its not a poor game and on paper is a very solid title, the problem is however, there simply isn’t a need for it to exist.
The Nerdy Cousin.
Galactic Civilizations 3 and Masters of Orion are vastly better games with larger fan bases, and better lore, it was an uphill battle for Stardrive to break into the genre and while its done reasonably well for itself, evident by the sequel existing at all, its barely pulling half the players of Masters of Orion 1 (released 22 Nov, 1996), clearly the players have spoken, they don’t feel the need for more titles in the genre that don’t bring something new or unique to the table..
What is it like?
Its the standard modern space 4x title, it simply is indistinguishably from many other challengers for the 4x space throne, its not a poor title, the developers are not lazy, bad or greedy, its simply just not worth buying, as it provides no real gameplay edge over any other 4x space title.
Worth a buy?
Buy Galactic Civilizations 3 instead.
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