#Let's Play

Birth of the Cybermage?

I was playing Master of Orion 2 a bit earlier this evening after briefly looking at Galactic Civilizations III and then remembering that that game has no soul… So I played a little game with some slightly customized Klackon’s on Hard in a Huge galaxy and got horribly thrashed by the computer! Halfway into the game a leader offers to join me - this guy: Now for those of you that don’t know me, I’ve been going by the nick Cybermage in online games since before I had internet to play online games! ...

#Let's Play

Let's Play: Master of Orion 2 - Part 2

Master of Orion 2 is a 4X TBS released by MicroProse in 1996. If you haven’t read part 1 yet you can safely skip it, unless you want to see a bit of detail about the early game. If you have read it you’ll know that it ended in disastrous defeat just over a 100 turns into the game… This just goes to show that even with an estimated 1000 hours of play time I still haven’t seen everything in this game and I know there are many racial ability combinations that I haven’t even tried yet! ...

#Let's Play

Let's Play: Master of Orion 2 - Part 1

Master of Orion 2 is a 4X TBS released by MicroProse in 1996. For any of those of you that don’t know 4X is defined as: … a genre of strategy-based video and board games in which players control an empire and “eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate”. The term was first coined by Alan Emrich in his September 1993 preview of Master of Orion for Computer Gaming World. Since then, others have adopted the term to describe games of similar scope and design. ...