Přidáno: 26. prosince
I was hoping this would be a funny game about balancing your space career and your space social life, but I was horribly disappointed. The career part is pathetic, because you don't get meaningful choices. You just click the "Do Job" button when it tells you to and slowly build stats. I guess you can try to befriend a hiring officer to get promoted faster, but that's part of the social game. Even the away missions are just another glorified stats screen, just like any other day of work, except you get sadder because a random person died.
The social aspect is really all there is in the game, but it isn't fun. It's a game about building relationships, except those relationships have no value, and the only way to build them is to invite them to dinner, basically. Being in a romantic relationship increases your happiness stat, but it feels empty. You don't know anything about the randomly generated name and avater you're "In a relationship" with, they have no character, you don't care about them. It's the same with all the other friends, non-friends, coworkers, bosses etc that you have potential relationships with. They're just numbers with no compelling reason to care about them. The player's feelings and the avatar's stats are so disconnected that it's actually kind of insulting when the game tells you how happy or sad you are.
One might say that that's all just part of the satire of social networking, but it fails to be good satire because it doesn't feel like the thing it's mocking, because in real life, it's implied that other people actually exist. And besides, being satire doesn't excuse a game for being boring.
The game isn't funny, which is disappointing. I got a few chuckles from flavor text here an there, but nothing stood out. It was all cheap referential stuff, the kind of humor that forms the broth of a good parody, but there was no meat to it. Nothing actually funny ever took center stage, because the game was too focused on simulating a high-schooler's idea of self-worth, which would be dull even if I didn't have to enable it.
The UI is mucky. Lines of stats are overrepresented and none of your potential actions are organized in a way that does a good job of conveying what your options are or what their effects are. The art is low quality, and the sound design is shoddy. Beeps and voiceovers and loud music overlap without any real design. None of these are bad enough to sink the game on their own, but they're pretty good at quickly eroding my sense of curiosity, the only thing keeping me in the game.
TL;DR: If you want to pretend to be a particularly shallow teenager, go for it. If you're looking for laughs, skip. If you're looking for a Sci Fi Roleplaying experience, run far far away.