Space Empires III
Space Empires III is a space conquering strategy game similar to Stars!, and VGA Planets, with
better graphics and an easy to use interface. Each player choses a race and ship style ect, and
then the galaxy is set up, you can change quite a lot of things from the size of the galaxy to
how many of the solar systems connect with each other.
Once the game has started you have to produce ships to colonise more planets, but you have to
watch out for the other races which will be doing the same thing, so you'll need to start
researching into new technologys so your ships can defeat the enemy, although if thats not your
style you could attempt to sign peace treatys, or maybe first you'll spy on the enemy to see
what ships they have. There are so many things that you can do in this game it would be stupid
to try and cover them all here, if you like games such as Stars! and VGA Planets but want
something a little different then you should defenitly download this.
The only bad point about the game is the way it saves your turn files, with stars! and VGA
Planets everyone has their turn and gives it to the host then everyone would get a new turn, but
with Space Empires III after one players has had his turn he has to pass the file to player 2,
then he has to pass it to player 2 and so on, this can mean you have to wait a long time for
your turn, but if you have people playing on the same computer it's not too bad.
- Dean Hughes