Sword of the Stars

  • Breakneck turn-based game
  • Online play (first of its kind)
  • Just-the-facts interface
  • Missing interface options, summary screens
  • Shallow real-time combat options
  • Patchtacular
What's more, for all its no-frills luster, some of Sword's other foibles are just plain weird: order-issue response delays in tactical combat, no summary planetary build-queue screen (you have to click idiotically on each planet instead), and a reticent travel system that lets you deploy ships for long treks without warning about inadequate fuel, thus marooning ships mid-hop (and the list goes on). A patch promises to fix these and other hiccups, but - brace for the broken record - Sword of the Stars still seems a bit rushed. Any time a post-release patch purports to make major interface changes and add critical features, something's up.

More Info

Release date: Aug 22 2006 - PC (US)
Aug 22 2006 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Strategy
Published by: Destineer
Developed by: Kerberos Productions
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Fantasy Violence

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