CG Magazine Praises Master of Orion's Return

The review from CG Magazine for Master of Orion nets it an 8.5 out of 10.

Reviews are starting to roll out for Master of Orion, and CG Magazine is just one of a few available for fans to check out. Scoring the game an 8.5 out of 10, the review went on to praise the game’s presentation, robust espionage system, and surface level ease of access.

The author of the review, who happens to have been a fan of the original Master of Orion games, started the review by saying:

“Master of Orion was one of the first, if not the first 4X game I ever played. I was a youngster, unprepared for every facet of the formula (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate). Often times I'd explore, but not expand.

Or I'd try to exploit, and get exterminated. You really have to at least attempt to follow all four precepts, or be aware of them, to succeed, or you'll get stomped by people who do. Slowly but surely, by the time the sequel came out I was ready for a lifetime of these gargantuan time sinks, and the same goes for the reboot, Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars.”

After sharing some impressions from his experience with the game, reviewer Chris Carter then went on to talk about the game’s outstanding ensemble of voice actors which includes Nolan North, Troy Baker, Mark Hamill, Michael Dorn, Alan Tudyk, and John de Lancie saying:

“What's old is new again, and their performances feel fresh and inventive while carrying their storied careers along with them at the same time.”

The reviewer also praised the game’s orchestral soundtrack, stating that it feels like something “you'd hear in a queue in Epcot at Walt Disney World — soothingly futuristic.”

You can check out the full review, and see more of what the author thought, by checking out the official CG Magazine website.

This is just one of many reviews we’ll be featuring on the site, so be sure to check back often to see what people think of Wargaming’s reboot of the beloved science fiction series that helped start the entire 4X strategy movement.