Thread: Galciv 2 review
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Old 10-07-2006, 18:52:30   #13
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X-Play gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

I played a huge galaxy. It was all over but the shouting within three game years (about 144 turns).

It's a good game, but it suffers in that even huge galaxies get very small very quickly, and you can pretty much guess the outcome as soon as the exploration phase is over. I think a major part of the problem is that you can grow populations rediculously quickly (5 billion on one world to 2.1 trillion empire-wide in three game years? The hell?), and can move populations around to emptier worlds with relative ease (500 million colonists at 2 parsecs/ turn to start, toward the end I was building huge hulled transports that could move 8 billion at 29 parsecs/turn).

Still, it's a fun game, but now I'm trying to figure out a mod that will douse the population problems. To the point where colonies start off tiny and remain that way for years instead of months.
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