The original Sword of the Stars was a strategy game so exhaustingly in-depth that there are gamers who still play it and haven’t seen all of the possible unit types. When asked if newcomers would have needed to play the original game to understand the sequel, the Kerberos Productions developer responded that the upcoming Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter will include an encyclopedia to catch players up. We honestly couldn’t think of a better way to start off this preview article than with that statement. The water’s great, but this is one astoundingly deep pool.
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