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Old August 12th, 2006, 06:10 AM

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Default SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

Ok, so we have a snazzy new interface... some 3D (low poly) models, a new ground combat feature and a new system look. Just about everything else is the same as SEIV?

Why would I spend $50 on this game when I just spent $20 on SEIV which so far sounds so similar.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

hm while i have my doubts about SEV as well, they are from a different point of view.
Considering your thoughts: What is different from HoMM4 to HoMM5, what is different vom Civ3 to Civ4 ? What is different from Homeworld 1 to Homeworld 2?

Apart from that, i love SEIV. If SEV would be exactly like SEV, but with more features and technology, i would defintly buy it. I dont even new graphics
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Old August 12th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

A lot of the mechanics are different such as how combat is resolved, research/intel, hex movement, customizable lists on so on. On the modding end, there are more than double the number of data files in SE:V, not to mention scriptable AI, ability scopes, create your own units/damage types/etc.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:38 PM

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Default Re: SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

I was looking forward to the new alliance system, which I was hoping would be similar to MoO3's Galactic Council, but the lack of attention it gets might indicate it's not as big a feature as that.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

Hum, that is a really good question that a lot of people are going to end up asking themselves as they stand their looking at the snazy new box on the computer game shelf aptly titled Space Empires V. Well you get a new box to add to your collection, a new dis, or coaster depending on whether or not you liked the game, and your walet is lightened up by a few micro ounces once that $50.00 bill is gone. You get the pleasure of installing a new game onto your computer and learning how to play it without a manual or other source documentation. Since everything in PC gaming is going paperless these days. Ever try to trouble shoot a PC while trying to read a PDF file on that PC about trouble shooting it? I want to thank the master mind behind that brillant but extremely stupid idea.
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Default Re: SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

Atrocities. Two words. WINDOWED MODE.
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Default Re: SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

Hard to say about your $20. The last time I spent any game money was when I plucked down $45 for SE4 Gold -- many, many moons ago. So I just figure I'm due to pay rent on the shreds of genius Malfador deigns send my way.
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Default Re: SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

Well SE IV Deluxe is already making its rounds on the BT sites so I would suspect that SE V will be joining it soon enough. Its not until one of your games is on the network that you begin to see the importance of copy right protection and anti piracy technology. Not that any one here has anything to do with pirated software. If I cannot buy it, I do without until I can get it cheap or I can aford it.
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I dont get this negativity? Why would you pay the money to get SEIV rather then stick to SEIII? It's the same thing only with "a few more features and some graphic improvements" right? SEV is too SEIV what SEIV was too SEIII a an improvment over the previous version, what more do you want? Hell the way people keep complaining about the graphics basically they are saying they want SEIV with a new name and some more features. Without the 3d graphics some of the features *cough*real-time pausable combat *cough* wouldent even be possible so we would be stuck with the same exploitable turnbased combat of SEIV so where would be the improvement in that case?

SEV to me at least looks to improve all aspects of gameplay over SEIV, for some features even going back to what YOU PLAYERS WANTED like the reasearch and intel from SEIII, and giving better visuals too. I for one cant wait!

If you dont want the game, dont buy it, your loss.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 08:35 PM

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Default Re: SEV: What am I REALY getting for my money?

Uh, you can certainly do real-time combat in 2d.

It'd probably be a better deal for the OP if he had bought SE:IV 6 years ago like a lot of us did..
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