Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy Launches

Slitherine announces the release of Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, with their space strategy game for Windows and OS X carrying a 10% launch discount. This new trailer offers a look at gameplay and here's word:
Developer Black Lab Games focused on designing a unique sci-fi game with deep tactical mechanisms. Thanks to the simultaneous turn-based approach, not only do players have the time to think about their next moves, primary targets, and fleet positioning on the battlefield, but they also have the excitement to see the result of their choices during intense real-time sequences.
Human and Nautilid factions have very different assets and superior firepower will not be enough to seize decisive victory when the enemy benefits from more units and better positions. So daredevil commanders will have to keep a cool head if they want to see the end of the war…

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So I am two hours in and this is my first off the cuff opinion:

Pros
  • It's fairly easy to understand and uncomplicated.
  • Tactics actually matter.
  • The music is decent.
  • True 3D, multiplane movement and range of motion.
  • You can create your fleet formation before starting combat.
  • Multiple ship classes enable you to create true fleets of complimentary roles instead of just a collection of ships.

Cons
  • The writing is terrible, like the sci fi story you wrote in Grade 6 terrible. Awful and painful.
  • The graphics are definitely outdated and lagging. Very fuzzy and a lack of definition.
  • The weapons don't really have a lot of punch to them. In this I mean it doesn't feel like you're firing off heavy ship based weapons. Missiles, in ratio to your ship, are hilariously huge while beam weapons are almost comically small.
  • Standard mission fare; blow these ships up, rescue that ship, etc.
  • "Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.

    “Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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