Stellaris

fyl2u

Striker
Anyone got the console version on here? Just downloaded it, seems canny so far.
Console version? :eek:

Christ, how will that work?

Paradox Grand Strategy games are absolutely amazing, but I can't see them porting to console particularly easily.
 

gipetto

Striker
Console version? :eek:

Christ, how will that work?

Paradox Grand Strategy games are absolutely amazing, but I can't see them porting to console particularly easily.
I've never played it on the PC mate so I can't really compare, but I'm impressed. I always think games like this work better with a mouse, but the controls are spot on.

There's a multiplayer option as well,I haven't tried that yet, but could be class with mates as there's an optiom to make alliances.
 
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fyl2u

Striker
I've never played it on the PC mate so I can't really compare, but I'm impressed. I always think games like this work better with a mouse, but the controls are spot on.

There's a multiplayer option as well,I haven't tried that yet, but could be class with mates as there's an optiom to make alliances.
Have you played any of Paradox's other Grand Strategy games?

I think I've played them all so far (or at least one from each series, I should say) :

Crusader Kings 2
Hearts Of Iron 3
Europa Universalis 3 & 4
Victoria 2
...and most recently Stellaris.

They're all similar-but-different-enough-to-be-clearly-different-games if that makes sense.

If you've learned to play one, you'll pick up any of the others pretty quickly compared with the first one you learn.

CK2 was the first one I played, and I'd put about 200 hours into playing it and watching YouTube videos explaining it before I finally decided I understood what the game was about. :lol:

After that the rest came to me pretty easily.

Stellaris is probably one of the easiest ones to get to grips with I reckon.

Victoria 2 is probably my favourite, but they're all outstanding games.
 

gipetto

Striker
Have you played any of Paradox's other Grand Strategy games?

I think I've played them all so far (or at least one from each series, I should say) :

Crusader Kings 2
Hearts Of Iron 3
Europa Universalis 3 & 4
Victoria 2
...and most recently Stellaris.

They're all similar-but-different-enough-to-be-clearly-different-games if that makes sense.

If you've learned to play one, you'll pick up any of the others pretty quickly compared with the first one you learn.

CK2 was the first one I played, and I'd put about 200 hours into playing it and watching YouTube videos explaining it before I finally decided I understood what the game was about. :lol:

After that the rest came to me pretty easily.

Stellaris is probably one of the easiest ones to get to grips with I reckon.

Victoria 2 is probably my favourite, but they're all outstanding games.
I haven't mate, but I'll keep a look out for them. Now they've made the shift to console, I'm hoping they'll be inclined to release more games going forward. I still can't understand why they don't release a keyboard and mouse for console games mind.
 

fyl2u

Striker
I haven't mate, but I'll keep a look out for them. Now they've made the shift to console, I'm hoping they'll be inclined to release more games going forward. I still can't understand why they don't release a keyboard and mouse for console games mind.
My love of games like this is why I never got overly enthralled with consoles. I've owned a few consoles over the years and they're great for "instant action" games but more complicated ones either never made it across at all or were simplified massively.

Unless there's some great leap in consoles in the future, I think I'm always going to prefer having a PC.
 

gipetto

Striker
One thing to add for those that haven't played it, it's not turn based, so if say you scan a nearby solar system, you can watch your science ship actually complete the scan on each planet/star/asteroid whatever.

If you're attacked, you have to react to it, all battles are real time.
 

fyl2u

Striker
One thing to add for those that haven't played it, it's not turn based, so if say you scan a nearby solar system, you can watch your science ship actually complete the scan on each planet/star/asteroid whatever.

If you're attacked, you have to react to it, all battles are real time.
If the same as the PC version, you can pause time, slow it down and speed it up though.
 

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