Ogame Review:

Date: May 26 2009 14:06:33 Source:
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Ogame Game Title: Ogame
Genre: Strategy
Graphics: Text With Graphics
Status: Final
Theme: Space
Period: Future
Time Units: Realtime
Fee: Buy Ingame Advantages/Optional Premium Accounts
Developer: Gameforge Productions GmbH
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This review was reproduced from the original one on GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com/), which was written by Headbanger.


OGame Review

By headbanger @ GameFAQs

 

...(Passed over)

The Good

This game is incredibly simple to get the hang of. There is a lot of room for strategy, and users who sign up earlier don't always end up on top. Also, the large amount of depth really makes the game more exciting and leaves a lot more room for creativity and strategy.

OGame is incredibly addictive once you get the hang of it. You'll likely spend a lot of time clicking between the pages, planning out what you're going to do next. Once you get to the point where you can raid other planets frequently and quickly, the fun level steps up a notch and you begin enjoying the game more than ever. It's really tough to put into words how addicting this game can be. It's really one of those things you just have to try, and you'll soon see for yourself.


The Bad

Unless you spend nearly all day on the computer, you will never be one of the top players in OGame. There are people that seem to spend all day playing it, and no matter how strong your defenses are, you will be attacked. Now, though this is part of the game, the fun is lost because most of the time you can't do that much to prevent it. Frequently, you will be attacked in the middle of the night, when you don't even have the ability to defend yourself. There are few things more frustrating than signing on to find out that you've lost your entire fleet, a lot of your defenses, and most of your resources and that you now have to start over.


The game does have rules against people who attack too frequently, but those rules are very lenient -- to the point where they're rarely ever broken.

Generally, how often you get attacked depends on your rank in the universe. The higher ranked you are, the more often you'll be attacked by the hardcore and elite OGamers. This is because the game uses "noob protection", which gives new players a blanket of security by not letting people with more then 5x their score attack them. Though this is a good idea, the game drops it once you reach a certain score, which means that the second you reach that score you're going to be brutally attacked by many different people.

...(Passed over)


Overall

Though incredibly addictive and incredibly fun, OGame is equally frustrating. Generally, if you aren't going to spend a lot of time nurturing your OGame empire, you won't get a lot out of the game, and it will be a waste of time.

However, once you get the hang of the game and can hold your own against the stronger players, it's really a fun game, and definitely should not be underestimated just because it's played over a web browser.

Seeing as the game is free, you don't have to worry about wasting money by trying the game. All you have to lose is your free time. I'd recommend that most people at least give the game a try. If you don't like it, you don't have to stick with it.



Read the full review on GameFAQs: OGame Review: Frustratingly addictive, contradictory though that is.



About OGame

OGame is a game of intergalactic conquest. You start out with just one undeveloped world and turn that into a mighty empire able to defend your hard earned colonies. Create an economic and military infrastructure to support your quest for the next greatest technological achievements.

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