New Master of Orion – Conquer the Stars

In-between Doom level editing over the last year I’ve been playing my massive old Master of Orion 3 game that seems to go on forever lol. It’s most people’s least favourite of the series & while I feel the same I still really enjoy it, especially with mods that fix a lot of the issues. One day I plan to do a Master of Orion legacy section that tributes the series and its many clones out there much like I did with my Master of Magic section!.

So I was very excited to hear a few months ago that there was a new Master of Orion game on the way. The game is absolutely stunning, I’m utterly blown away by its graphics and voice acting. I love the planet view, little ships fly around in orbit & you can even see the frigging buildings you build on the planet surface through the clouds! It’s still in steam early access as I type this & apparently the AI needs a lot of work but once all that is ironed out this could be one the greatest space strategy games ever (at least for immersion anyway lol).

This new game looks like a great merger of the series best qualities.. eg it took the immersive graphics (eg planet view) from orion 1, the excellent empire/colony management from orion 2, the galaxy worm hole navigation & scary real time battles from orion 3.. and on top of all that is a very futuristic Endless Space & Endless Legend style non-intrusive but incredibly clean & informative interface.

Check out the amazing videos below..

Biggest known voice actors cast I’ve seen in a PC game

Gameplay Video from PAX Aus (bit low rez though so check out the next vid below to really see the quality)

This guy with the weird hat has done a good lets play of it. At the 6:30 mark he lands a colony ship on a jungle swamp planet and it looks like something out of avatar and empire strikes back!

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