Endless Space 2

The freedom of action is one of the hallmarks of the genre and in this sense, the new Amplitude Studios does not disappoint. Expand you


r empire as you like, using brute force or using diplomacy and trade; Investigate new technologies that empower the growth of the worlds under your command, or create the most destructive spacecraft fleet in the entire universe. Let them tremble before your power! Or that they are amazed by the achievements of science. Endless Space


2 puts few limits to that difficult task that is to reach supremacy in space. ¿ Bribes? A way like any other to avoid war or take over entire planets. And it’s something that I love! How, based on your actions, in a fluid way, you build a high quality science fiction stor


y and you really feel part of it. If a war has been unleashed, or a civilization has been extinguished, it will be because of your actions, or those of your enemies, but in the end, you will feel that it was inevitable.


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Beyond the usual options, that you can declare war or seek peace through diplomacy and trade, what fascinates me about this videogame edited by Sega are the subtle differences that exist between the eight factions at stake. Militarists, pa

cifists, those who can take money from where there is none, those who live by and for science … typical, you will think, and it is true, but behind all of them there is an attractive plot background that somehow makes sense to their act
ions and, better yet, they also have special features that allow them to act, in certain situations such as the colonization of a planet, in a
bsolutely great ways. It’s more. The process of conquering other worlds It is already fantastic because it requires time, citizens traveling from other planets to that new paradise exposing space pirates and other enemies, which can become a real headache if they block their way or destroy their ships.


Endless Space 2 analysis

In addition to the great civilizations, there are other minor factions that can be dominated by force or money and influence. Partnering with them guarantees obtaining resources and tactical advantages.

Problem that does not exist for the Riftborn , for example, which are machines that build themselves and, therefore, have it as easy as making new citizens in the place of destination. Others, such as the Vodyani , a nomadic people, colonize w


orlds instantaneously thanks to their gigantic Space Arcas, but of course, that has a risk, since losing one of these ships is a terrible economic and time expense. Small details that magnify a video game that also knows how to take advantage of political maneuvers, forcing us to adopt laws in which we do not believe if someone with an ideology


other than the one we supported rises with power. We can try to avoid it with bribes, or with intimidation, but sometimes … sometimes things do not go as we wish, and that is when the action becomes more interesting. Also more difficult, because it is necessary to react to unexpected situations.


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Every action, however small it may seem, influences the way in which our civilization evolves

Every action, however small it may seem, influences the way in which our civilization evolves . The new technologies that we investigate, the constructions that we build in our worlds, the policies we are committed to; ecologists, pacifists, religious … there are so many ways to advance in this universe of science fiction that it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed.

 The good news is that Amplitude Studios has created a user interfaceclean, extremely simple, with which it is easy to manage the empire without too many headaches. There are some details that are not explained well and certainly, like any work of the
style, requires a few hours of hard learning before you begin to fully enjoy its playable possibilities. But once that curve of initial difficulty has been overcome, the experience is highly recommended.


Endless Space 2

Recruiting new heroes, of whatever kind, guarantees certain strategic advantages. We can assign them to planets, so that the whole system benefits from their abilities, or take them in a spaceship next to the fleet.

If you opt for diplomacy , and focus your efforts on enhancing your skills as a negotiator, you will find more than interesting options to


avoid unnecessary confrontations, although artificial intelligence tends to be generally quite flat without leaving the classic script of “do not enter into my territory!” or “we are going to trade that will come in handy”. There ar


e very interesting details like bribes or the use of influence to conquer worlds without taking up arms, but in general, in the long run, a more complete and profound system is missing. Something like the fun political system that I used to talk to you abou


t and what such good feelings have left me or even the trade, with prices that will oscillate incessantly depending on how the action evolves and, therefore, with more than enough alternatives so that someone clever knows how to take advantage of it.