And I am back ladies and gent and this time I am really happy to present you a game I have been waiting for a long time to review and this is…. Stellaris. But what is this game? Is it worth picking it up and does live up to its potential? Let me first tell you a few things about the game and what to expect. Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder!
Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series presents Stellaris, an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core. Featuring deep strategic gameplay, a rich and enormously diverse selection of alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris has engaging challenging gameplay that rewards interstellar exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of species you will encounter during your travels. Etch your name across the cosmos by forging a galactic empire; colonizing remote planets and integrating alien civilizations. Will you expand through war alone or walk the path of diplomacy to achieve your goals?
The very first thing that I loved in this title are the graphics and how well made the whole universe of the game is. There is an attention to detail and it seems infinite. There are enormous procedural galaxies, containing thousands of planets. So, this means that you will spend hours exploring, discovering new planets and making contact with new races and your adventures will seem endless with endless possibilities since the game has high replay value. You can also customize the already existing races which are a lot and create new variations of them.
Furthermore, there is a deep diplomacy system in which you will need to create your own alliances, protect your home planet or if you want expand to other planets. The game is definitely equal to all the big strategic titles you loved during the years. The resource system and in general the research system is pretty good as well with new technologies, new improvements and you can also design your spaceship as you love and desire. As far as the negative aspects are concerned, there aren’t none the game is perfect from the start to the finish.
To sum up the game is a real gem and couldn’t expect less from Paradox. . So follow your heart and your gut and explore the final frontier. What are you waiting for?
Verdict : 10/10
+procedural generated universe
+top strategic and diplomatic thinking required
+easy to pick up
+a lot of races