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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion's graphical overhaul gets before and after screens

When Sins of a Solar Empire was released a few years back, critics raved over its state-of-the-art graphics and tremendous gameplay. Now, some four years later, the tremendous gameplay holds up, but the graphics? Not so much. They're serviceable, but a far cry from what other developers have accomplished in the genre since its initial release. This is something Stardock is looking to fix with their next stand-alone addition, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. The space-based tactical strategic real-time strategy (or SBTSRTS, as we like to call it) is getting a makeover for the expansion, and the results are wonderful.

Stardock claims that this update is a "complete overhaul of the graphics system" and we'll take its word for it. The before and after shots show a noticeable improvement in the lighting, which adds a better depth to the ship, and should make the game's larger, more gratuitous space battles all that more. Fan reaction seems, as expected, very positive, with only the occasional troll finding time to complain about the lack of improvements to the game's backgrounds (something other commenters promise they'll be fixing with mods). 

There's still no release date given for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, but we'll be sure to pass along any new information on the next chapter in Stardock's Sins series.

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3 comments

  • ranivus - December 1, 2011 1:26 a.m.

    "Fan reaction seems, as expected, very positive, with only the occasional troll finding time to complain about the lack of improvements to the game's backgrounds (something other commenters promise they'll be fixing with mods)." (looks at radiodeaf) funny... he must be blind too.
  • LordZarlon - November 30, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    I absolutely love Sins. I am looking forward to this expansion and I hope the "Star Wars Requiem" mod is released for it. I need an update to that since it doesn't seem too stable in windows 7.(The mod, not Sins).
  • radiodeaf - November 30, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    doesn't feel as if they've really enhanced this all that much, I mean in comparison to GTAIV with it's modded beauty popping back up... I don't feel they have anything that stands out here. Background does indeed look exact...and so do many details... I would only say the lighting seems better in the image above. Beyond that I don't see any differences. Please for the love of F@#king god, would someone explain to me how any opinion not inline with the fanboy raving is considered trolling? Dear god people... thick skins have been shed and now we have a bunch of assholes screaming "troll" when anyone comments with negative compared to any positive. Seriously....the background hasn't changed...and if people are to be impressed, a few lighting techniques isn't going to get them raving over it. of course, I think some people maybe just easily impressed too, which I would suggest the author is... (yes, that is a troll comment... enjoy.)

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