Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  Master of Orion II Battle At Antares  

This 4x turn based strategy game commonly called moo2 was published by MicroProse and developed by Simtex in 1996, the game was released as a sequel to the very popular Master of Orion  which had been released  3 years prior. as the second installment in the series it took the format and feel of the first game and added a new look and added a few new features such as 3 new races to play as and a race customization option. the game has 4 different types of multilayer LAN and hot seat in my experience have always worked the best as for online match ups games have a tendency to run very long I have had matches that lasted upwards of 2 hours and trying to find players online is tricky as well the game is 16 years old. even though the game is this old I would put it up against any modern game of  the same genre as the games graphical style seems to be timeless as it refuses to age. the game has a sequel called Master of Orion III published in 2003 by Infogrames and is the worst game in the Master of Orion series in fact it was so bad that its on my top 100 worst games ever list. as for the best game in the series it has to be Orion 2. The first two games can be found here for $5.99US  if 4x or turn based strategy games are your thing i highly recommend   moo2.


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