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Posted by DefaultProphet

Another expansion? Huh thought it was dead

Posted by Perdido

Can t wait for this

Posted by ThatFrood

whoever wrote the script this guy read is really, really good at writing scripts.

"...and then the aliens came."

Posted by Divina_Rex

Absolutely brilliant! I can't wait to use to use Titan class ships against my enemies!

@DefaultProphet said:

Another expansion? Huh thought it was dead

It's a stand alone.

Posted by Cogzwell

I remember when the intro was just still images. Can't wait to see where this takes the franchise!

Posted by quimstyle

I just wish my comp could run this.

Posted by ZeroCast

Well, I never saw this coming!

Good to see that the series is doing well. I have only managed to play the first game and it was a blast.

Posted by Dopey2400

I'm excited for this!

Posted by warmonked

hmm... Awesome cutscenes but I reserve judgement... I've never liked the gameplay from previous SoSE games

Posted by RetroVirus

Cannot wait to play this.

Posted by Delta_Ass

Is this one going to finally have an actual campaign? That's really what I want.

Posted by Turambar

Well, the voice acting is still horrible, but the first game was a pretty good real time version of the 4X formula.

Posted by Matoyak

@Delta_Ass said:

Is this one going to finally have an actual campaign? That's really what I want.

You and me both, dude. But I would be willing to settle for just another amazing multiplayer game. Loved Sins and its expansions, likely will devour this with as much enthusiasm.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

@Tennmuerti: "we even sought peace". It was a reference to the Diplomacy expansion.

Posted by jorbear

Its been too long since I... confessed my sins to the solar empire.

Edited by Tennmuerti
@WinterSnowblind said:

@Tennmuerti: "we even sought peace". It was a reference to the Diplomacy expansion.

mm, my bad then, i even replayed it twice to make sure i heard it right, and still heard saw
now that you point it out i hear it right, makes much more sense
Posted by WinterSnowblind

@Tennmuerti: You could be right, the guy sounds like he was rubbing sandpaper against his throat.

But yeah, it's not like Solar Empire had a particularly deep story, there wasn't even a campaign. The Diplomacy expansion did add in a feature where you could forge temporary peace treaties and stuff though, so I'm guessing that's what they meant by peace here.

Posted by GS_Dan

Guess I have to reinstall Sins...

Posted by Mercanis

Hey Ironclad, usually the big, fancy, pre-rendered trailer is made for the first game, then the cheaper intros are made for the expansions, not the other way around!

It's pretty cool how the Sins series has built an implicit narrative by adding game mechanics rather than an explicit campaign story.

Posted by yoshisaur

Heard this game was broken by a lot of people. So instead of fixing their previous content, they make more?

Posted by truckington

@DefaultProphet said:

Another expansion? Huh thought it was dead

this one is totally stand-alone actually. It's a new expansion but it includes all the previous expansions and the base game. And it's a Steamworks game now that Stardock sold Impulse/

Posted by MikeGosot
@ThatFrood said:

whoever wrote the script this guy read is really, really good at writing scripts.

"...and then the aliens came."

I can't stop laughing at that.
Edited by MeatSim

I think I heard that guys voice before in one of the Gundam shows.

Posted by Grimhild

*unintelligible excited noises*

@ccampb89 said:

Heard this game was broken by a lot of people. So instead of fixing their previous content, they make more?

Always worked fine for myself and my circle of friends.

Posted by nERVEcenter

That is...the most gorgeous CG space combat in any form of media, in quite some time. Man, that was exciting.

Here's hoping the Vasari's nemesis finally comes around. Maybe we'll get a campaign for once.

Posted by Hero_Swe

Too bad it's combat was literally the most boring thing to watch, people promised it was gonna be a Homeworld 3, but a HW3 it ain't.

Posted by BisonHero

@Matoyak said:

@Delta_Ass said:

Is this one going to finally have an actual campaign? That's really what I want.

You and me both, dude. But I would be willing to settle for just another amazing multiplayer game. Loved Sins and its expansions, likely will devour this with as much enthusiasm.

1. Devise concept for 3-minute story-centric trailer that sounds close enough to Mass Effect 3/Halo

2. Realize that you're making a 4X game that contains almost no story whatsoever once you actually start playing

3. Release trailer anyway

I'm being snarky, and in all fairness, I don't know how you possibly make an honest trailer for an intricate strategy game without making the trailer dreadfully boring.

Edited by Humanity

I really like the rectangular, industrial design of the Coalition ships.

Sadly I could never get into these sort of games so I'll never play it.

Closest I came to enjoying a game of this type was Homeworld 1/2. Remember to scrap your entire fleet before moving onto the next level to avoid crazy combat scaling!

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Posted by Hardtarget

i would love to pre-order this, sadly they are only giving a 10 dollar credit to those who own trinity as opposed to those who own the base game, really bullshit

Posted by crusader8463

Love this game so much. Can't wait for another one to add new things for me to conquer with.

Posted by Insectecutor

@BisonHero said:

@Matoyak said:

@Delta_Ass said:

Is this one going to finally have an actual campaign? That's really what I want.

You and me both, dude. But I would be willing to settle for just another amazing multiplayer game. Loved Sins and its expansions, likely will devour this with as much enthusiasm.

1. Devise concept for 3-minute story-centric trailer that sounds close enough to Mass Effect 3/Halo

2. Realize that you're making a 4X game that contains almost no story whatsoever once you actually start playing

3. Release trailer anyway

I'm being snarky, and in all fairness, I don't know how you possibly make an honest trailer for an intricate strategy game without making the trailer dreadfully boring.

To be fair this trailer was pretty boring.

Posted by BisonHero

@ccampb89 said:

Heard this game was broken by a lot of people. So instead of fixing their previous content, they make more?

It's incredibly unrealistic of you to expect that. Ignoring expansions, original Sins of a Solar Empire came out in 2008. Do you really think it's unfair of them to release a standalone sequel-thing a full 3 years later?

Expecting continuing patches 3 years later is absurd. The only games that can afford to do that are games that have moved millions and millions of copies, and still have hundreds of thousands of daily players. Sure, Starcraft, League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, and most MMOs get patches years after they get released, but those are the exceptions to the rule.

Some people still have issues with Sins of a Solar Empire running properly. That's unfortunate, but some games just inevitably never fully leave that state, especially if they're very complex games that occupy something of a niche in the wide world of gaming.

Posted by zwitterion117

Well, they have me intrigued. Here's hoping for a quick look.

Posted by bkbroiler

These games are great. One of the types of games I always wished I was better at. But I'm so happy they keep coming out with more.

Posted by RetroVirus

@Grimhild said:

*unintelligible excited noises*

@ccampb89 said:

Heard this game was broken by a lot of people. So instead of fixing their previous content, they make more?

Always worked fine for myself and my circle of friends.

Same here. If you can get a group of people to play together, It's amazing.

Posted by Nonapod

Sins was a good game, but I really want Homeworld 3 to get made some day.

Edited by umdesch4

So, is this a video game? The trailer doesn't hint at anything to that effect. It looks like a promo for a completely CGI tv series, one that I'd possibly watch.

I assume based on the logos they present at the start of the trailer, and the fact that this is on Giantbomb, that it's a video game, but otherwise I couldn't tell.

Posted by warxsnake

Yeah yeah, Sins can have its 4 Xs, as long as I get my 3rd Homeworld.

Posted by Wuddel

Might have to look into this.

Posted by Sweetz

@Hero_Swe said:

Too bad it's combat was literally the most boring thing to watch, people promised it was gonna be a Homeworld 3, but a HW3 it ain't.

Yeah I bought the original on the promise of a friend that I'd love the game since I was a huge Homeworld fan (I still consider it like my 2nd or 3rd favorite game of all time). He was very wrong. The first telling moment was when I realized it didn't have a story based campaign, and it just went downhill from there.

Posted by Jeffk38uk

A must buy for me, enjoyed SINS and the mini expansions. Will enjoy this.

Posted by outerabiz

can't wait, SoaSE is an amazing game, and i want more!

Posted by doe3879

wow, that was one hell of a boring CG intro 
all I can think of while watching half of it was how much money they wasted on that thing.

Posted by Bakaneko

I enjoyed Sins very much, and most of its mini-expansions, though some weighted the game in weird ways till later mini-expansions re-balanced things a bit.

If people are thinking of a game that was broken at launch, I suspect they're thinking of Sword of the Stars and its (STILL WAY BROKEN... Well, actually unfinished, but in retail) sequel.

Sins itself was always pretty rock solid.

Posted by endaround

@Bakaneko: Actually I think they are confusing it with Elemental

Posted by G0rd0nFr33m4n

When I saw this trailer all I could think of is this.

Posted by Syphous

And then the aliens came.

Posted by ExplodingTuba

Is it sad if all I could think of was, this was "This already happened in Starcraft!"?...

Posted by Obinice

Peace is a dream we've been chasing for a long time.

Posted by Obinice

This deal could be good for both of us.

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