Starpoint Gemini

Starpoint Gemini

etherghost Sep 15, 2013 @ 9:49am
So far, I give this game a 0.
I tried to play the Tutorial, but when I pressed <TAB> like they told me, suddenly I was dishonorably discharged - from the tutorial.

So, I play the main game. Somehow, I survive the first battle (no idea how, since firing weapons and maneuvering are practically nonexistent - seriously, whoever heard of a space sim that limits you to flying in 2D space? Ancient DOS games were better than this), but I cannot actually go anywhere. I am told to go to "Observatory", which I assumes means jumping from that thing that Shark flies to, but nothing happens. I can run into it over and over, that's fun, I guess. I finally get it to target it and I hit every dock button I can find, but still nothing happens.

So, a game where the tutorial kicks you out and the first mission goes nowhere.

Yep, 0. Absolutely worthless.
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scott2love Sep 15, 2013 @ 2:38pm 
Sorry for you. I have played Both 1 & 2 Both are Good
etherghost Sep 15, 2013 @ 4:19pm 
I'm sorry, too. I might actually enjoy the game if it were playable.
Ciecieji Nov 27, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
You proably left the ship in combat mode. You cannot dock at staions or gates when the combat mode is active. After completeing the first little bit of the story line, you would have been involved in battle, and hence been put into combat mode. Click the red center button and then dock with the gate (thing the shark flies to).
hing Dec 31, 2013 @ 1:24am 
i'm getting the same thing LOL. idk why i get dishonorably discharged
dizzy99 Dec 31, 2013 @ 7:21pm 
I got discharged a few times trying to do the tutorial and then just tried it again and finally got all the way through it.

TripleZer0 Jan 4, 2014 @ 12:42pm 
It looks horribly inaccessible on first glance but as soon as you get the hang of it you will see how simple it is. Its good fun afterwards.
Last edited by TripleZer0; Jan 4, 2014 @ 12:42pm
FuryoftheStars Jan 4, 2014 @ 5:42pm 
Well, considering this was posted back in September, I doubt the OP will see any of these (but perhaps future folks will)....

Tutorial dishonorably discharging you... from my one experience with it, it seems like you have to follow the Tut to the letter. You cannot do your own thing. I got kicked at one point because I accidentally clicked the wrong button. Subsequent play through I got it right.

Trying to use the T-gate, as au_ithum said, you were most likely in combat mode. You cannot use gates or dock with stations, etc while your shields are raised... ie, in combat mode. The nice button dead center bottom will be flashing red if you are in combat mode. Click it to stand down. Then, you merely right-click the gate to target it and hit your dock button, second from the bottom right.

I will admit, there are some things the devs could've done a bit better (ie, instead of it only flashing the warning message once as to why you can't do something, it should do it every time), but it is still a fun game to play. If some of the information I have read is correct and they did not have the kind of budget to work with like other companies (EA, Blizz, etc), then you have to realize it isn't going to have everything under the sun that you want. Yes, Z-axis in concept doesn't seem that big, but that does (at the least) change balance aspects of things.

With that kind of stuff in mind, if I'm going to be honest, I'd rate it a 6 or 7 out of 10. My playtime and experience with it so far is completing the Tuturial and the first chapter of the main story arc. Overall, roughly 13 hours put in... but mind you, I like taking my time with things.
Dragon Leftovers Jan 12, 2014 @ 2:01am 
Tab brings up the local map so I don't know what that would have to do with getting dishonorably discharged. I got that towards the end of the tutorial but I just reloaded from autosave and didn't get it again. Even so, it has no bearing on the game. It's not exactly 2D space either. You have a 360 degree flying arc with visuals in 3 dimensions. You are isolated to fly on a single plane but flying topsy-turvy and losing my sense of orientation never was a plus for me anyway. I found the game to have a high learning curve at the start. But as I played and learned, I really got to liking it and it became much easier and more fun. As the adventure story takes you to different space zones, it provides you with interludes where you can go off on your own and freelance and explore until you reach a certain level. The question mark in the upper left will tell you when that is. Then the story continues automatically and off you go again. Right-clicking will target just about anything including gates, enemies, floating crates, mining, derelicts, docking, etc. (You have to right click to target, then hit the dock button.) I'm guessing some people are left clicking to do that and nothing happens so they get discouraged. I'm on chapter 3 and I rate it an 8. If not for the heavy Russian accents, I'd give it a 9. I found myself in the tutorial going... Wait! What'd he say again? Slow down!
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