47 people found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 8.2 hrs on record
Posted: Oct 24, 2015 @ 3:25pm
Updated: Oct 24, 2015 @ 3:27pm

SPACECOM is a space strategy game with a simple to understand, yet entertaining gameplay.
If this review is too long for you, I suggest you to only read the first paragraph about the game's content and the final verdict at the end.

What is happening in the game:
There are multiple planets in the galaxy. You have a different task to complete in each mission, but mostly, you have to beat the enemy or capture the planets. Although the game is very simple to understand, you will spend quite some time thinking and planning the strategy to beat the mission.

Pros:
  • The Concept and Its Execution | You there are 3 different types of spaceships and each one serves its purpose. Those ships can be directed to a planet to conquer, attack or defend. It's a concept seen in quite a few games, but this one just feels one level higher with the ships that even have ranks and health!
  • Game's Graphics | This game looks 2D on the screenshots, but it's actually more than that. I'm not sure whether this is just a really well-made illusion or the real deal, but when you move you camera around the galaxy, they look like you're slightly rotating a sphere with planets on it. Otherwise, the universe in the background looks the way it should and the overall visuals are kind of peaceful and pleasant to look at (which is important, as you may spend a long time playing just a single multiplayer match).
  • Gameplay Hours Quantity | There are 13 missions in the game, which might not seem a lot, but you should know that you will fail some of them a considerable amount of times. Also, each one of them has optional objectives, which is many extra hours for completionists. There is also Multiplayer mode and Skrimish mode, which is basically a giant map with many enemies to beat. Pretty cool and even more time-consuming!
  • The Soundtrack | The soundtrack consists of subtle songs, perfectly fitting the gameplay and the space environment. As it should be, it's a soundtrack that doesn't bore you after a long game, even though you heard a lot of it.
  • Simplicity | I have to confess that I'm not the best player when it comes to playing or, rather, understanding this type of games. But, undoubtedly, this game is simple for players to understand, which is great in my opinion. I got used to the controls pretty quick and started solving puzzles in no time.
  • Pricing | This game costs 9€ and, in my opinion, it is indeed worth it. The price used to be higher, but the developer lowered it after a number of suggestions from the community, which was a very good move.
  • OS and Steam Support | You can enjoy this game from Windows, Linux and MacOS along with the Steam Achievements, Cloud, Leaderboards and Trading Cards!

Cons:
  • No Save Function | I am really bothered by the lack of the saving/loading function. As I mentioned a couple of times above, matches or puzzles can take a long time and it would be cool to be able to save the game.
  • Online Leaderboards | It's cool that this feature is included, but everybody on the Leaderboards is labeled as [Unknown], which makes this function pretty much useless.
  • Duration and Speed of the Game | Building ships, attacking and other actions take ages. Although you have the ability to speed up time, it's still kind of slow. It's not a big problem, except if you're short on time and you want to do a quick game or a mission.

The final verdict:
This game is good-looking and it's concept is executed as it should be, so I think this game certainly deserves my recommendation. For its low price and long included game time, it's a pretty good deal. I enjoyed playing it mostly because of its simple yet exciting gameplay.

Greetings,
BirdCute

Note that my copy of this game was obtained for free for reviewing purposes. However, this did not affect the quality and objectivity of this review.

---
If you liked this review or want to see more recommended games, be sure to follow our curator group: Follow Original Curator Group
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
< >
4 Comments
BirdCute Oct 30, 2015 @ 3:32am 
Skrimish can be both single and multiplayer (it's basically just a really huge map) and missons/story are singleplayer, yes.
RGX12 Oct 30, 2015 @ 1:52am 
Thanks for the advice. I take it that the missions are part of the single player campaign against the computer, whereas Skirmish is the online/multiplayer?
BirdCute Oct 30, 2015 @ 1:05am 
Thank you! If you buy this game, I suggest you to play missions when you're limited on time and multiplayer/Skrimish mode when you have time.
I hope you'll enjoy the game!
RGX12 Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:08pm 
Very nice review. I think I'm gonna buy this, but I really dislike the lack of a save function. Thanks for pointing that out. I rarely have a string of hours to dedicate to a game, and I tend to gravitate to games I can pick up and leave at will.