I never played the previous installments, is this standalone fun?

#1 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

What up duders, this is a common question I ask. Is this installment worth getting without playing the previous ones or playing in general? I love RTS games and haven't heard much buzz about this game while it's at the top of the sold games list on steam.

Also since this week is light on quicklooks, they should totally do one. Just sayin.

#2 Posted by alternate (2720 posts) -

You can probably pick up the earlier ones for pennies and see if you like it. 4X isn't exactly RTS and not for everyone.

#3 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

@alternate said:

4X isn't exactly RTS and not for everyone.

What do you mean?

#4 Posted by NicksCorner (433 posts) -

I really like it. The UI design is masterfully done. Its just so easy to queue up and manage your empire, even as it grows.

Don't worry about being a late comer. Story is of no importance, each instalment has just added more units and features.

#5 Edited by alternate (2720 posts) -

@Seedofpower said:

@alternate said:

4X isn't exactly RTS and not for everyone.

What do you mean?

4X http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4Xis a style of RTS that has a fair bit more depth than most but can overwhelm a lot of regular RTS fans with the density.

Just as a FPS fan might not like Counterstrike or Arma.

#6 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

@alternate said:

@Seedofpower said:

@alternate said:

4X isn't exactly RTS and not for everyone.

What do you mean?

4X http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4Xis a style of RTS that has a fair bit more depth than most but can overwhelm a lot of regular RTS fans with the density.

Just as a FPS fan might not like Counterstrike or Arma.

I S-ranked Wargame, granted that was an RTT but I consider that the "ArmA" of strategy games. I'll take your advice and pick up the previous copies and try them out.

#7 Posted by Masin (131 posts) -

@Seedofpower: The story doesn't matter in Sins. And, in my opinion, it is the one of the best RTS out there. The scale of the game is mind-boggling, with 1000s of ships on the screen at one time assaulting solar systems across the map. It is extremely pretty, the graphics are incredible. And the mods. Dear god, the mods. They are one of the things that make the game so amazing for me. Requiem (A Star Wars mod, and a very well done one) and Sins of a Prophet (A Halo mod). I would say pick up Trinity for a couple of bucks and see what you think, you won't be disappointed.

#8 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

@Masin said:

@Seedofpower: The story doesn't matter in Sins. And, in my opinion, it is the one of the best RTS out there. The scale of the game is mind-boggling, with 1000s of ships on the screen at one time assaulting solar systems across the map. It is extremely pretty, the graphics are incredible. And the mods. Dear god, the mods. They are one of the things that make the game so amazing for me. Requiem (A Star Wars mod, and a very well done one) and Sins of a Prophet (A Halo mod). I would say pick up Trinity for a couple of bucks and see what you think, you won't be disappointed.

That sounds pretty bad-ass. Now I'm definitely gonna check it out.

#9 Posted by pweidman (2364 posts) -

I was gonna start a topic in the same vein, but I'll ask here and hopefully some knowledgable duders will reply. So how steep is the learning curve in Rebellion? Are there tutorials in the beginning? The concept sounds awesome, and the new game is getting good reviews, but I've never played Sins before, so yeah. How's the sp, or is it always mp? Also it's hard to find much about this game, so where to ask for help if you need it? Haven't checked their site, but would that be the only source? Very little so far in the G-faqs board.

#10 Posted by zFUBARz (637 posts) -

SP is fine, but it's easy to back the AI into a corner on small maps.

multi and single are the same thing just against bots or real people.

it's definitely worth investigating, and while there are some form of tutorial (i believe) your best bet is just turning off pirates, and fighting some super easy AI for a round ro 2, don't be afraid to pause the game and look around at things.

#11 Posted by Divina_Rex (351 posts) -

Worth it. A big 4X strategy game. I've only played single player so far but the AI isn't the best but put it on higher difficulties and you'll be entertaining rather bored with the galaxy purge.

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