I'm playing Endless Space, which is the free weekend title. It reminds me massively of Ascendancy. You know, this game:
Speaking to KaOTiK, he's never heard of it. Am I alone? This game definitely existed, right?
Finally tried this game after buying it the last time Amazon had it on sale. Figured since more people might be playing this weekend, why not.
The overall description reminds me a lot of Ascendancy, but the game play doesn't really. There were like 50 races in Ascendancy, each with different abilities. And colonization didn't use up your ship. And battles were actual battles, where you had to position your ships and fire.
Endless Space, in comparison, seems so much more shallow, and so much smaller. The large maps in Ascendancy were huge. And each star system wasn't limited to a meager 6 planets.
Ascendancy is one of two games I wish I had an iDevice for, even though I still have the old CD version.
Kinda wish I hadn't bought it, and just played for free for the weekend. Because I'm starting to doubt I'll play it past this weekend.