Rigs wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 16:22:
Oh, I dunno, I thought what they put out was pretty good. Certainly wasn't a disaster, it had a nice gameplay loop and humorous (if not sometimes cringey, depending on your taste) dialog.
I thought it was exceptionally cringey. It's like that friend everyone has who tries way too hard to be "funny" and just never, ever lands the joke. I especially hated the planet hopping. The spherical map rotation just didn't work for me. To me, it just felt like a "We have the name of Star Control so we're just going to make a semi-clone of SCII with different assets since we don't own the OG Star Control universe" effort. It'd be like Dice working on a new Wing Commander...but not having any rights to access and use to the story, characters, races, lore, or assets of the Wing Commander universe.
I have seen the three titles you mentioned and they did not pique my interest in any meaningful way. I can get the same experience, for free, from Endless Skies
plus infinite moddability if that were to be my thing. So if I am jonesing for a top down spacecraft based RPG, I just play that.
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