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GameSpy Previews Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

By on February 23, 2012 10:44:03 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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The folks at GameSpy were able to give Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion for a quick spin, and they have posted their preview with their initial impressions.

“The model for the space combat in Sins of a Solar Empire was the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, says Ironclad co-founder Blair Fraser. "We really wanted to have that feeling of the Star Destroyer flying overhead, where you can see all the little details." Sins got pretty close, and thanks to an engine overhaul, the stand-alone expansion Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is getting even closer. In the version that Fraser brought by to demonstrate what Ironclad's been up to lately, textures are considerably sharper and more detailed when viewed up close, huge Super Star Destroyer-sized Titan ships cast dark dynamic shadows over their prey, and enhanced particle effects make the battles even more fun to watch.”

Read the full preview at GameSpy!

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/sins-of-a-solar-empire-rebellion/1219036p1.html

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February 23, 2012 11:07:49 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I just came.

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February 23, 2012 12:10:13 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Absolutely spectacular.

 

When IronClad and Stardock know more about the Steamworks Workshop integration into Sins, please let us know. That would be way cool.

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February 23, 2012 3:41:28 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
This preview is some days old, that was ssslooooowwww ^^
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February 23, 2012 3:45:28 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Lol we had a thread about this then it turned into a bitchfest about Steam. So Everybody in this thread drop the Steam comments and talk about the actual game.

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February 23, 2012 3:51:53 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Rovert10,
Lol we had a thread about this then it turned into a bitchfest about Steam. So Everybody in this thread drop the Steam comments and talk about the actual game.

A new thread was made to discuss the actual game lol.

http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/418091

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February 23, 2012 6:51:54 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

When the beta comes out, we can use this thread to bitch about what the gamespy article should have talked about, but didnt.

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February 23, 2012 9:16:01 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Well, lots of things revealed. Mostly, though, Rebellion is looking to turn out a stunner. I can see balance problems with the Titans and all the new gameplay mechanics, but hopefully it won't be too bad.

Lots of things look exciting. I wonder if multiple Argonev SBs will not be a good idea. SBs are already easy to go around, except the Orkulus. I wonder if the Tec and Advent SBs will get buffs to make them more useful compared to the Orky. On the other hand, maybe I am wrong...

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February 23, 2012 9:28:13 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Anyone know if they changed the scale of the ships?

With the increase in size that Titans bring, scaling the ships down to half size would give all the ships more elbow room.

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