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    What kind of game is this?

    The title says it all, what kind of game style is GCII? Is it like EuII, with a risk-styled map; or is it like the Civ games? Is it like Empire Earth, or like a first-person kinda game. The screen shots I've seen are not helping me much to figure this out. If it is like EuII or EE, I'd be very interested in buying, but if it is a first person shooter... well... my enthusiasm is limited.

    I'm sorry if this has already been answered, but I gotz to know!
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    Think of it like a toned-down Civ in space. At least, the first part, which I played. Luckily, we'll have a demo to try it out before paying

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    The original was essentially civ in space. GalCiv II seems to incorporate a couple of elements from the MoO series, however.

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    The it is turned based I assume?

    I like where this is going. And the demo should be very helpful.
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    Wait, what does Paradox have to do with Galciv2 and Stardock?
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    Paradox will publish the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castellon
    Paradox will publish the game.
    ...In Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King of Minors
    ...In Europe.
    Much to the dismay of curious little me.

    I've never played MoO before, so I think I need clarification on that part. What is MoO like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Capiatlist
    Much to the dismay of curious little me.
    I believe someone else will publish it in NA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King of Minors
    I believe someone else will publish it in NA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Capiatlist
    Much to the dismay of curious little me.

    I've never played MoO before, so I think I need clarification on that part. What is MoO like?
    MoO is alot like Reach for the Stars.

    Standard 4x gameplay. It's weird, but the more details these things are given the harder it is to make a fun game. RFTS was great with (count'em) 5 ship types, and MOO was great when there were basically 4 good weapons (think EU tech tree) and you just built thousands of each ship (seriously, it was great when the AI would have fleets rollover at 32767 - let's have some bounds checking, people!).

    Still, we can hope.
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    Can you guys stop comparing this game to another game. I am new to this kind of game! So, is it turned based (a turn off for me) and what is this 4X I keep hearing about?! (<-- Only a thousand times worse)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Capiatlist
    Can you guys stop comparing this game to another game. I am new to this kind of game! So, is it turned based (a turn off for me) and what is this 4X I keep hearing about?! (<-- Only a thousand times worse)
    4X = Explore, Exploit, Expand, Exterminate
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    GalCiv is a turn-based strategic space empire building game. More info on the official website : http://www.galciv2.com/

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    Great, now I am eager for a game that hasn't been released yet!
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    I suggest you don't miss SE5 instead:

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    Well i got the beta and i'm very impressed with the package.This game could ship now, very nice interface,the screenies don't do justice to the game it looks great.The A.I is already wipping me, unlike CIV4 where i won on the standard first game, in normal on GC2 i got a good hammering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Room 101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tambourmajor
    The original was essentially civ in space. GalCiv II seems to incorporate a couple of elements from the MoO series, however.
    I do hope a few of the "original" features I've heard about, such as fighting wars by proxies, makes it in there as well, as the previews indicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashbery76
    Well i got the beta and i'm very impressed with the package.This game could ship now, very nice interface,the screenies don't do justice to the game it looks great.The A.I is already wipping me, unlike CIV4 where i won on the standard first game, in normal on GC2 i got a good hammering.
    Do post a few more detailed impressions if you are able to do so (time/NDA permitting).
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