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Friday, December 1, 2000

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StarFleet Command II Preview
9:39 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

PC Arena has posted a new preview of the long-titled StarFleet Command Volume II: Empires at War. This is one of the five games coming to the Mac next year thanks to the folks at MacPlay, and should be a great title to add to any trekkies collection. Of course, the bigger issue is whether those that aren't Star Trek fans might want to join in the fray. Here's a clip from the preview explaining why they think the game will be a hit with everyone:

What is most exciting about the upcoming sequel, are the very ambitious enhancements and greatly broadened scope of the new "Dynaverse II" campaign engine, particularly in regards to multi-player play. Dynaverse II aims to add a true strategic aspect to the game, which will also serve to provide a dynamic backdrop of a 'living galaxy,' where the balance of power between the eight factions and races is in constant flux. Far from the essentially static galactic map screen of Starfleet Command, SFC II features a hex-based map, which illustrates the shifting defensive strengths, economic (yes, economic) values, and possession of each hex, with easy to recognize icons. (For example, a shield icon represents the defensive strength of a given hex, with its color corresponding to its strength.) The map is several screens in dimension, and the player will need to scroll in various directions to check upon other actions taking place in the galaxy.
The original game which precluded this did fairly well in the PC market, and we are definitely looking forward to seeing how this strategy-take on the Star Trek world will carry over to the Mac. No exact word on when the game will be released, but we'll be sure to bring you more info once it's available.

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