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Sid Meier's Starships on sale, worth it?

06-07-2015, 04:13 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: England
Posts: 173
Sid Meier's Starships on sale, worth it?

Sid Meier's Starships by 2K


Starships is on sale for $8.99 down from $14.99, but is it now worth it? I've heard a lot of mixed things shout this one. I would love a portable sci fi civilisation, even if it is watered down.
06-07-2015, 05:26 PM
#2
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 491
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Originally Posted by XGLITE View Post
Sid Meier's Starships by 2K


Starships is on sale for $8.99 down from $14.99, but is it now worth it? I've heard a lot of mixed things shout this one. I would love a portable sci fi civilisation, even if it is watered down.
Very watered down. I did not enjoy. Combat was too simple and resource management somewhat soft as well. It's just ok at best imo.

06-08-2015, 05:09 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: England
Posts: 173
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Originally Posted by ashmike3 View Post
Very watered down. I did not enjoy. Combat was too simple and resource management somewhat soft as well. It's just ok at best imo.
What would you recommend instead to itch that strategy urge?
06-08-2015, 07:37 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 50
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Originally Posted by XGLITE View Post
What would you recommend instead to itch that strategy urge?
XCOM: Enemy Within
06-08-2015, 08:56 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,564
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Originally Posted by nwong View Post
XCOM: Enemy Within
Not on iPad Air 2. In iOS 8.3 the sound is all fubar. No word yet if 2k will bother to fix it.
06-08-2015, 09:06 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Liberty city
Posts: 2,767
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Originally Posted by XGLITE View Post
What would you recommend instead to itch that strategy urge?
Space harvest 1 is free or .99 cents
Space harvest 2 4.99
ReconInForce free
Ember conflict free (haven't tried this but it's new)

If money is no object I can give u a big list of all the best rts for iOS.
My favorite genres strategy, simulators, tycoons, clickers
06-08-2015, 10:12 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: England
Posts: 173
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Originally Posted by Jayg2015 View Post
Space harvest 1 is free or .99 cents
Space harvest 2 4.99
ReconInForce free
Ember conflict free (haven't tried this but it's new)

If money is no object I can give u a big list of all the best rts for iOS.
My favorite genres strategy, simulators, tycoons, clickers
That would be great, I recently got an iPad Air 2 having had an iPod touch and been when iOS gaming was up and coming about five years ago. Since then I've been addicted to the usual civilisation etc on desktop. Money doesn't matter too much, though I do like to get things on sale or at their lowest price.
06-08-2015, 12:56 PM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayg2015 View Post
Space harvest 1 is free or .99 cents
Space harvest 2 4.99
ReconInForce free
Ember conflict free (haven't tried this but it's new)

If money is no object I can give u a big list of all the best rts for iOS.
My favorite genres strategy, simulators, tycoons, clickers
I'd sure like to see your list!
06-08-2015, 03:52 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by ashmike3 View Post
Very watered down. I did not enjoy. Combat was too simple and resource management somewhat soft as well. It's just ok at best imo.
@XGLITE: For me it was worth it at $15 precisely because of this ashmike3 mentions. If you're looking for simple combat and resource management, it can fulfill your needs. If you're looking for something more complex, then this is not for you. Hope it helps.
06-08-2015, 04:59 PM
#10
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 564
Space harvest 2 is the best on the market right to now