GameSpy Reviews Master of Orion III
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Following the release of the game yesterday, GameSpy has posted a brand-spanking new review of the much-anticipated turn-based strategy game, Master of Orion III. Overall the reviewer gives it good marks despite inherent flaws such as "skimpy combat/ship graphics and bizarre diplomancy" but that it "can stil eat away hours of your life."
Here's a clip from the review:
The pace of the game is fairly deliberate. In fact, most games take dozens of turns before combat becomes a factor. If playing on a medium-sized map with several races, it is not uncommon for the first 60 or 70 turns to be nothing but exploration, research, and diplomacy with very little confrontation. Even if you're "lucky" enough to start right next to another race, chances are it will still take a while before things get interesting. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but 70 turns of build up is quite a lot. The good news is that once a game heats up, and the races start vying for control of contested star systems, it stays hot until the game is over; once all of the races have presented themselves and fleets are on the move, the pace of the game picks up considerably.Be sure to check out the rest of the review. Master of Orion III for the Macintosh has recently been declared Final Canditate and should be going Golden Master soon. We'll keep you posted on any new updates.
Also, dont' forget that Master of Orion III is available for pre-order through the IMG Store. It's $39 for MacGames CD/IMG Pro subscribers, and $49 for all non-subscribers.
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