sto-ifics42 Aug 22, 2012 @ 9:09am
Great Simulator, Horrible Game
I know NASA tried to add game aspects to this, but I wouldn't call Moonbase Alpha a game, and if I did, I'd say it was a horrible one. The mechanics and physics of realistic EVAs just don't make for fun gameplay, and leaderboards don't make up for that.

I will call this a great simulator, though. For people like me who are interested in realistic depictions of future space travel (Atomic Rockets FTW), this is a great experience. NASA put a lot of detail into making the EVA as hard as the real thing without making it unplayable. I'd be interested to see if they make more like this in the future.
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Rhan #FREEGUWOP Aug 22, 2012 @ 11:47am 
Text to speech ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, do you speak it?
sto-ifics42 Aug 22, 2012 @ 1:11pm 
No.
Suhbombastic Aug 22, 2012 @ 1:53pm 
I wonder if i should try it.
Cookie Salad Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:53pm 
JOHN MADDEN
Luxray Sep 4, 2012 @ 3:15pm 
Yea, this isn't a game, it's a simulator (I'm agreeing with you sto-ifics42). NASA put too much work in the physics to call this a game but I still find it fun to weld and such.
Luxray Sep 4, 2012 @ 3:16pm 
Originally posted by Suhbombastic{CoW}:
I wonder if i should try it.
It's a free simulator, so why not give it a try. If you don't like it, it is uninstalled easily. So there isn't anything to lose really.
Pizza Spaceman Sep 4, 2012 @ 5:58pm 
I seriously hope you don't get serious on this game.
Asshole Investigator Dark Sep 5, 2012 @ 1:56pm 
This isnt a game. This isnt a simulator. Its an online text-to-speech experience. Thats all it ever was, and ever will be.
bksmilton Sep 6, 2012 @ 7:00pm 
You only play this game for text to speech. If you actually try to play this game, you're doing it wrong. Incredibly wrong.
duppies A+ Sep 7, 2012 @ 2:06am 
aeiou
NanoGears Sep 7, 2012 @ 4:47am 
This is definately designed in the image of a simulator. Howerver, it's not the most serious of simulators. The main evidence for that is the fact that it is set in the future, with future technology. They have tried to make this more like a game with the addition of sound effects. In real life, you wouldn't hear the sounds of what you are doing - sound doesn't travel throught the vaccum of space!
Although this is a wierd combination, it's a good game, and if the full online MMO that NASA is planning is anything like this, it will be one of the greatest games of recent times!
KUP TERAZ Sep 8, 2012 @ 2:06am 
THE COURT OF THE JOHN MADDERN DECLARE THAT YOU HAVE BETRAYED THE LAW OF MOONBASE ALPHA: PLAYING THE GAME SERIOUSLY.

YOU ARE A HERETIC AND A THREAT TO OUR NATION.
Lawrence0788 Sep 11, 2012 @ 2:01am 
the game is ok
⑨ HachiTofu Sep 14, 2012 @ 10:29pm 
It's not a game, it's the Microsoft Sam simulator. Deal with it.
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