Audible eXtension for Polaris Sector

Join Nate and Troy as they speak to Ben about his Polaris Sector review. We discuss what was left on the cutting-room floor and where this game is headed. Come and listen to what we think about Polaris Sector!

Music by Mangadrive for eXplorminate

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  1. Nice eXtension guys, thanks! I almost put the game down myself after steamrolling everything on Normal on my very first playthrough, but I preservered and found a much more interesting game on Hard.

    My current gripe is that excessive micro produces excessive results. Pop is king and if you can get the right pop and the right resources/policies to a new planet at the right times it will be productive *decades* earlier than if you just let it sit with the governor on. Multiply by 50 or 100 or 300 planets. Eurgh.

    Other than that, the game is showing steady improvement and I look forward to each new patch.


  2. Yea i think many poeple dont understand really how much of enjoyement of a 4x game is tied to difficulty level. If you choose to easy , it will to boring,because mechanics wont matter, if to hard, frustrating.

    Anyway i seem to remember feedback all over the place during beta (i was in beta to), from “ah no food cant do anything this game sucks” to “resoureces dont matter , the game is shallow”. So i think it wasnt easy to decide, guess the dev went with the fear of frustrating players. I would tend to agree that maybe it should be on lower difficulties and normal should be even field, wich maybe putting default diffculty on the easy 2x bonus level when you start…


  3. Well, maybe I should rename the difficulty levels, as now there is also a “flat” one :)

    It’s just a bit too difficult for newcomers. And the majority of newcomers tend to play on “Normal” from the beginning.

    Also, I am working on a new big addon and there are some changes in science like those we were discussing before – no more “instant” switch of research, for example.

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  4. Great episode; I’ve been considering picking this up (as a big fan of Matrix / Slitherine), and this Audible eXtension has pushed me closer to pulling the trigger.



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