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Emperor of The Fading Suns Underdogs Hot

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Written by Underdogs     March 21, 2009    
 
9.3 (6)
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CD-rip version; read CLASS.NFO (using Notepad) for installation instructions
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Holistic Design is one of the most overlooked developer ever-- they never seemed to pick the right publishers that would promote the games for what they are: deep, solid, and wholly engrossing strategy games. After Merchant Prince and Hammer of the Gods, Emperor of The Fading Suns continues Holistic's excellent craftsmanship: as a feudal lord of a galactic empire, you must battle other noble houses, and rally enough support to be crown Emperor of the galaxy. Apart from the BEST diplomatic model I've ever seen in a game (except for Master of Orion), the game has a truly staggering array of units and a complex backstory. This game was based on Holistic's in-house board game that has attracted a considerable cult following. With excellent AI, extraordinary depth, and a well-written space opera mythos, EOFS is a must-play for anyone who enjoys "grand-scale" space strategy games. Two thumbs up, way up!

Note: If you love the game but wish it were a bit more accessible to newcomers, check out the Nova Patch from the related link below. On the other hand, if you have finished the game once and are looking for more challenge, check out the excellent Hyperion Patch from another related link. Both patches make numerous modifications that turns it into a very different game. If you want to chat with fellow EFS fans, visit the EFS Forum (thanks to Dgoho for these links!).

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9.3  (6)
Basically it's like playing Civilization combined with Panzer General. With the addition of a 4X Galaxy. About 30 or so planets in the default game. (Can be modded to have more, max 42 I think.) Each planet has a map like the screenshot. That screenshot only shows 1/6 of the planet, just look at the minimap.

The download works on Windows7 without any emulation.

Why play with AI when you could play PBEM?
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/emperorfadingsuns
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10.0
Alien51 Reviewed by Alien51 December 18, 2012
Last updated: January 12, 2013
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Basically it's like playing Civilization combined with Panzer General. With the addition of a 4X Galaxy. About 30 or so planets in the default game. (Can be modded to have more, max 42 I think.) Each planet has a map like the screenshot. That screenshot only shows 1/6 of the planet, just look at the minimap.

The download works on Windows7 without any emulation.

Why play with AI when you could play PBEM?
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/emperorfadingsuns

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Every year I search around the web to see if someone has made this game better. Every year someone has. It's pretty good to still be getting devoted patches after 16 years.
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ifearyeti Reviewed by ifearyeti September 15, 2012
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Every year I search around the web to see if someone has made this game better. Every year someone has. It's pretty good to still be getting devoted patches after 16 years.

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Has anyone managed to get it working on Windows 7 without doing a virtual machine? It's one of those games that is new enough not to work with DosBox, and too old to work on Win7.
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zeevius Reviewed by zeevius January 26, 2012
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Has anyone managed to get it working on Windows 7 without doing a virtual machine? It's one of those games that is new enough not to work with DosBox, and too old to work on Win7.

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The only problems with this game are the AI.
A good way to fix problems with unbalanced units (after you have played the vanilla game, of course)are the mods for the game.
I prefer http://website.lineone.net/~rwein/nova/home.htm, however there is one called Hyperion that is a lot harder. (http://hyperion.twarriors.com/)
The Tech tree is immense, the variety of units is amazing and you really need to keep an eye on your resources at all times.
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9.0
aero zeppelin Reviewed by aero zeppelin July 15, 2009
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One of the best games of all time.

The only problems with this game are the AI.
A good way to fix problems with unbalanced units (after you have played the vanilla game, of course)are the mods for the game.
I prefer http://website.lineone.net/~rwein/nova/home.htm, however there is one called Hyperion that is a lot harder. (http://hyperion.twarriors.com/)
The Tech tree is immense, the variety of units is amazing and you really need to keep an eye on your resources at all times.

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I have to completely agree with idiot2, the game itself is on a pretty amazing scale (I also completely agree about it reminding him of Dune, thats exactly what I thought the first time I played the game!). So many various planets, units, factions, etc. that you can play over and over again. Only problem being that you may very well want to play over and over again because as the game progresses turns can take FOREVER and the amount of units the computer builds just becomes a pain to combat.

There is no real strategy from the AI, just build massive amounts of cheap units in every city/facility they own and slowly spread. No massive scale attacks from every side, just relentless suicide attacks over and over again. Makes the end game tend to get a little stagnant.

Other than those quirks for the AI the game is very fun and was amazing for its time. I wish games like this were made today!
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limpythecat Reviewed by limpythecat June 04, 2009
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It does feel like Dune!

I have to completely agree with idiot2, the game itself is on a pretty amazing scale (I also completely agree about it reminding him of Dune, thats exactly what I thought the first time I played the game!). So many various planets, units, factions, etc. that you can play over and over again. Only problem being that you may very well want to play over and over again because as the game progresses turns can take FOREVER and the amount of units the computer builds just becomes a pain to combat.

There is no real strategy from the AI, just build massive amounts of cheap units in every city/facility they own and slowly spread. No massive scale attacks from every side, just relentless suicide attacks over and over again. Makes the end game tend to get a little stagnant.

Other than those quirks for the AI the game is very fun and was amazing for its time. I wish games like this were made today!

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