I have played quite some few space strategy games in my life, but never have I ever experienced such a complex game as Ascedancy. It's one of those 4x game
(explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) and a really awesome one as well. It is like taking one of the Civilization
games and giving it a space theme and offering a more complex management mechanic. The plot of the game can be summed up in the following sentences: some of the species in the game have their own reason to reaching the stars. There are two categories of species: peaceful ones
, who are just simple curious explorers, and hostile
, whose only desire is to kill and conquer everything in their path. As you start a new game, you're greeted by the map of the Universe, which contains hundreds a stars, each representing a solar system. You start off by ruling a single solar system
. When you select a star, you go to the solar system's map, where you have the planets. You can select a planet and start building building, slowly building up your galactic empire
. After that, you can start expanding your rule, claiming other solar systems and conquering the opposing empires. You thought that you spent hours on Civilization 5
? Wait till you play Ascendancy! Overall, the game is a great 4x TBS game and fans of the genre, and of other genres as well, should play this game! It's a must-have!