Quoting Timmaigh, reply 24It has nice looking interface - i mean from purely aesthetic POV - but the ship design seem to be meh. Not really fan of this custom design approach, while it might be fun to "create" your own ships, its byproduct are almost always horribly looking spacecrafts...like in this game and its other competitors like Legend of Pegasus or obviously SotS.
You take that back! SotS's ship designs/graphics are some of the best ever (and probably the only thing SotSII has going for it at the moment)! But yeah, I agree with you about the ship design in Endless Space. The human ones are especially on the comical/bad side.
Sorry, but its like i feel it. SotS 2 has indeed nice graphics, i mean from technical standpoint, especially the lightning and shadowing, the textures of planets, various material shaders and specular highlights, the skyboxes - it looks nice. I dare to say technically their engine is capable to produce the best looking visuals, as far as the space strategies are concerned.
But the ship models, i simply dont like it... they are too complicated, too many various spikes and stingy things and oh, the COLORS! they are way, way too colorful... i would say all the good work they did on the graphical engine, which helps the graphics to look more realistic, is taken down by this overcolored, oversaturated mess... if there was a space opera with such a shitty spacecraft designs, i would probably not be interested, because if you want to see some epic space-battles, you want to see good looking ships, fire one at another.
Seriously, Sins with its ship designs shits all over the SotS, and i do not even like majority of the Advent designs and Homeworld was way better as well.