is a space-based RTS. Following in the footsteps of games like Homeworld
, this game takes things a little bit deeper. Set in the future where relations between Earth and Mars are shaky, you take control of one of these two sides and fight it out in a Campaign mode that weaves a storyline involving three completely different races.
Aside from ship construction and managing your fleet, you must also deal with a high degree of micro-management. As all battles take place within a number of solar systems, your main vein of resources will be planets that you must colonize and defend. Building mining bases and tapping asteroids are available for secondary income growth, but controlling a number of planets is a must if you want to stay alive.
Researching new technologies and keeping as current as possible in the tech race is just as important as keeping a strong number of ships around. During the Campaign, the technologies you have researched carry over from mission to mission, but researching everything in a Multiplayer match will be nigh impossible. Figuring out which technologies are most important to you is crucial, and a new invention could turn the tide of war.
Officers and heroes also play a crucial role in your strategy. They can be assigned to different ships, and their experience and rank will increase from mission to mission, so keeping them alive adds another level to how you react to situations. With a host of uniquely designed random events, large capital ships, and a decent Multiplayer mode, Hegemonia offers a gameplay experience that is as deep as it is fun to play.