Posted: October 23
I love this game, despite how difficult it may be. I give it an 9/10
You command a crew on a starship that is attempting to outrun the rebellious scum that has caused havoc in this war. Everything you do will have consequences; thus you need to chose your actions wisely. This game gives so much detail to the little things too.
-There are a handful of alien races that do different things. For example, Humans learn things quicker, Engis repair things quicker, etc. Their health also varries due to their race. They can also level up when they work at a certain place for long enough.
-There is a "scrap system that plays into a few things:
--Buying things from stores. Yup! There is an "economy" in this game that focuses on scrap. You can buy things from fuel (which is needed to make jumps from point to point) to weapons to ship enhancements to even crew members!
--Upgrading your ship. Each ship has "active" and "passive" equipment. Active equipment you have to dump power into whereas passive equipment just needs to be upgraded. Active equipment takes a more active role in combat, such as weapons and shields whereas passive equipment makes it easier to regulate you ship, such as making sensors more powerful or making your doors stronger.
--Upgrading your power supply. During your game, you will most likely NOT have enough scrap to completely do what you want. This makes spending scrap dangerous but fun at the same time. This also means you probably won't have enough power to go around, so you will have to make sacrifices.
-There are different situations your ship can run into. This ranges anywhere from a distress signal being a trap to a legitimate distress signal to fending off people from giant spiders (because giant space spiders are no laughing matter!)
-There is a different play experience every time. This adds varriety to the game, giving it a high replay value.
-There are multiple ships that unlock when certain conditions are met.
-There are trading cards for the game.
-You can control your crew as individuals! This makes the game have another level of complexity. Do you want to put that crew member in the engine room or the shields room?
-It's a space "roguelike."
-It's a little difficult (but hey, that is part of the fun! It gives your brain a workout).
(Seriously, that is the only con I can think of.)
Tl;dr: It's a space "roguelike" that offers a unique gameplay. The game give the ability to control every aspect of the ship. It's a great game!