Rising Constellation Gameplay Preview

Developed and published by Blackflag Games – November 11, 2020 (PC)
*MSRP: $19.99 – https://store.steampowered.com/app/1393660/Rising_Constellation/

Rising Constellation is a very deep and complex 4x game spanning across multiple systems in space. It is in the similar vein of games such as Civilization. Rising Constellation even has a game mode that will last literal months if you are up for the challenge.

There are just so many mechanics that going over the tutorial is highly recommended. In the screenshot above, it is going over a hacking ability used to destabilize neighboring sovereignties.

I would recommend dipping into the tutorial before starting the game. This game is incredibly deep and complex and there are a lot of mechanics to learn. You start out in control of one system, and through development, military conquest, diplomacy, or subterfuge you can take over or ally with the surrounding systems. All of the mechanics may seem overwhelming at first if you have never played a game like this before but the tutorial does a great job of going over the mechanics one by one.

You can purchase patents to unlock new technology as well as implement policies.

Rising Constellation does a great job of making you feel like you are a supreme leader in space. You don’t directly control most units but issue commands, much like a management simulator. You decide which buildings to build where, colonize uninhabited systems, pillage and conquer neighboring entities, and build up a thriving nation.

The game covers such a large area that it can take a while to conquer known space.

The game progresses at a pretty good pace but there’s just so much to do and so much space to cover that games can take a very long time. They do offer a shorter game mode for those who don’t want to invest a lot of time.

Overall, Rising Constellation is a pretty enjoyable 4x game. It’s a deep game but the tutorial makes it very accessible. There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had here for fans of these games.

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