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Old 12-28-2013, 01:32 PM
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I wouldn't classify Empire Deluxe (or any straight-up war game) as 4X. There's no technological or economic aspect and no non-military way to win.
Empire Deluxe is a genius war game!

But the best 4x game ever is Spaceward Ho! You will learn the rules within 5 minutes but you will never master it ... and it has one of the best AI ever made in Computer history. It learns, has different strategies and works really great!
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:34 PM
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The Windows version of Spaceward Ho I played long long ago was very newbie friendly. Later versions, including the iOS port seem too complex.
No! Just try it ... it is still very simple to learn and play! And you can adjust the AI Level from IQ 40 to IQ 200 ...
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:19 PM
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Empire Deluxe is a genius war game!
I don't disagree - I've been playing it since the Apple II version. I'm just saying very few people would put it in the 4X genre.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:36 PM
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I don't disagree - I've been playing it since the Apple II version. I'm just saying very few people would put it in the 4X genre.
Yep, that is why I called it 'Wargame' ... in my opinion it is a Wargame, not a 4x ... and yes, I played it first on my Amiga 2000 ... many years ago ...
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:48 AM
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For later, there is an upcoming spiritual successor to Master of Magic (Orion in Fantasyland, fantastic game. If you have a PC, go find it; quite sure it is on Abandonia.com). Ah ja, here you go: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=185379.
Does anyone have current info on this release specifically for iOS? I joined the developers forum to inqure, but all posts/replys require moderator approval. My posts either raised questions the developer doesn't want asked, or the moderators don't check for new messages very often... None of my posts are making it live.

Looks to be a really interesting game - a real "itch scratcher"
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