Master of Orion – the Wargaming Version – is now in Early Access on Steam for a cool $50. Do I need to buy it ? An incautious voice inside me says “Yes !”.
I did find a review of the early access product, which says in so many words that it might get better later. I’m hoping the developers are taking early access to heart – getting feedback and continuing to work on the game. If nothing else, they certainly have a strong backing with Wargaming so I’m hopeful that’s what is going on.
People in Early Access reviews are complaining about a lot of things.
- Star Lanes. You don’t simply fly from system to system, you have to travel along a defined path. I’m not a fan of this idea.
- Technology Research. Every race has access to every technology. There’s no randomizing or race specific techs at this time. That’s annoying.
- RTS combat sounds like a bad idea, but it all depends on exactly how they implement it.
For now, I’m holding onto my money, and watching what happens.