Master of Orion returns with a great mixture of classic MoO space themes with modern sim strategy elements.
There is so much about this game that I like, the more that I play it. As someone who really loved Master of Orion 2, this game is the near-perfect modern day remake.
So much of the core of what I loved about Moo2 remains, and yet the whole game feels very much like other modern space RTS games, which is good. Games like Stellaris are excellent in their own right, and much of what is great about them is also found in the latest MoO:CtS.
Like the old Moo, battles can be auto-resolved or played out by hand, these battles happen in real time (but you can pause). But one really cool feature is the ability to watch the battle unfold in Cinematic mode. You can even toggle if AI should control the battle or not. Above is a simple example I recorded last night. Excited to try this out with larger fleet battles. 1080P!! 60FPS!! WOW!! SO SMOOTH! MUCH GRAPHICS!!