When it comes to sci-fi settings that stretch beyond the stars, it feels like the stories too often land on a spectrum between Star Trek’s pristine bureaucracy of benevolent space colonialism and the mythopoetic swashbuckling of benevolent space colonialism in Star Wars. Star Dynasties, the latest grand strategy from Iceberg Interactive and Pawley Games, tries to have it both ways by using a galaxy-shaping disaster as the excuse to dive headfirst into the administrivia of intergalactic feudalism, texturing its space colonialism with a tangled web of shadows and political intrigue.
Actually, They *Can* Be Killed
HIGH Great malleability in approaches to play.
LOW That tutorial.
WTF It has been tracking my progress since early access.
(Space) Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
HIGH Spectacular combo of grand strategy and tactical combat.
LOW Rough tutorial, inconsistent AI, unstable multi, minor UI bugs.
WTF The “succubots” slapping their own butts as idle animation.