Yesterday is already gone. If you had an eventful day like me, it's possible that you missed some of the news. One of the groups of 1s and 0s that floated around yesterday was the addition of another title to the GOG catalogue
, Master of Orion 3
. Described as a 4X turn-based strategy game with RTS elements, it changed a lot from the original two in the series.
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. Master of Orion 3
is now available DRM-free for $9.99
May 04, 2010
The third and, to date, last installment of the Master of Orion series has just landed on GOG.com.
Master of Orion 3 is a 4X turn-based strategy game with RTS elements. Compared to its predecessors, MOO3 is almost an entirely different game. Aside from the improved graphics, the most noticeable difference is that micromanagement is all but replaced by macromanagement, which offers a more life-like approach to ruling an empire. You're no longer the dictator who deals with every single, tiny decision. You're more like the "invisible hand" guiding your species in a direction you believe is best, and let your people do the mundane stuff for you. Long story short, it may not be the best title if you're looking for a MOO1+2 clone, but a good, complex game in its own right.