Friday, September 17, 2010

Master of Orion Still a Great Old Game

It's been almost five years since I last wrote about Master of Orion. My last entry was about how to run Master of Orion (MOO) in Windows XP. However, because of the awesomeness of Good Old Games (GOG), you don't need to worry about that. GOG games can play in XP, Vista, and even Windows 7 in my experience.

So, instead of pirating the game, I bought it a few months ago but I hardly had time to play it. Needless to say, I played MOO yesterday and was once again sucked into the world of space exploration, expansion, exploitation, and extermination.

First, off I played as the Psilon(s) because they are the easiest race for me since I want to be always ahead in technology. Once I got awesome armor, planetary shields, scatterpack VII missiles, and high energy focus, I started to mass produce medium sized ships and began harassing my neighboring planets. They were all annoying me and they were breaking every peace treaty we had. I had to kill them all using my superior tech. They had stacks of medium, large, and small space ships. I only had one medium sized ship I equipped with class III shields, ECM, zortium armor, tachyon lasers, and fusion bombs. My lone ship named "Revenge" survived an armada of ships with nary a scratch on her.

I'm still playing the game but now I only have the Silicoids and Darloks to contend with. The Silicoids are way behind me in tech, while the Darloks are a little closer to my tech level. The annoying Darloks will be my last conquest - save the most annoying one for last so I can have the last laugh. Maybe, just maybe, the Darloks can have the last laugh if I don't play my cards right.  

Buy MOO 1 & 2 here on GOG for only $5.99. I'm not affiliated with GOG in anyway. I'm just a customer just like you. If I will ever pimp out an affiliate link I will mention that it is an affiliate link.

BTW, don't forget to build missile bases on your planets so that you can leave it without any ships guarding it and still be able to defend.
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