The series Stellaris has been out in the public domain for a while now. When you go to the website you see that you have a series of words and letters which is connected together to form a puzzle. The puzzle is always a simple one, but for me it was one of the most challenging aspects of the game.
However, if you can figure out the plot and the logical progression of the game, it can turn out to be one of the most fun, yet challenging, strategy game to play. So, as you will notice there are some spoilers, but in this review I will explain more about what all happens. In the first part of the game you are introduced to the game through an introduction video, which comes with the game. It does not take long for you to get your bearings and to move on with the plot.
The main goal of the game is to lead your people through space, which gives you a mission to accomplish. The lander is able to leave at any time and travel from planet to planet. As you travel, you uncover pieces of the puzzle as you get closer to completing the plot. As you go further, more pieces of the puzzle come into play. Some of them are symbolic in nature, but others may be more tangible like the ship that you may be able to examine, which is going to be used for all sorts of tasks.
As you travel and find new things, you may encounter and interact with others on the star charts. Depending on the type of star chart you are on, you will also get different missions. For example, a black hole might be in the galaxy, where in others it will be a planet where you may be able to find water. There is so much to discover when you play the game, there really is a reason why so many people have been playing the game for over a year now.
As you play the game, you will begin to experience races. Races help you to hone your skills. One of the most useful races is the race of the “Wildlings”. Their style of fighting means that you can use a lot of your troops at once in a short space of time. These abilities make this race one of the most interesting, as well as the fastest to get their units ready.
When you enter a battle field and bring your army to bear, they will quickly find other units on the planet who will fight for them. This is extremely important, as the action should feel that it’s happening fast and live in the moment. The ability to zoom in on the action is extremely important in this game. If you want to see things that aren’t in front of you, zoom in on your opponent’s planet and see how fast he is moving his units.
From the killings to the others, to the army of the civilized races, it is important to master each race’s star charts, as well as the fight between the warring races. As you play the game, you will begin to get more intricate strategies and tactics. Each character, which you make on your character creation screen, will have their own specialties and skills, as well as their own series of combos and battles. That is why I was so happy when I discovered that when you save your game it’s possible to pause and restart the game at any time.
Stellaris is a very unique and complex strategy game. It has something for everyone, from the casual player to the hardcore veteran.