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Posted at 06:23 on February 18th, 2019 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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So I'm not the only one getting bored during those endless fights. Good to know ;)
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Posted at 19:34 on February 16th, 2019 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I gave this one a try a couple of years ago but gave up around halfway through. While I liked the setting, because – like mentioned in your review – it was a very refreshing change after all the fantasy D&D romps, I grew tired of the combat very fast.

Maybe it was because after the four Gold Box games (Pool of Radiance and so on) I was fed up with hordes of stupid monsters taking forever to be put down, pulling of the same old tricks of shoot, hit, fireball err… grenade without that much of a challenge. And what I really loath by now about this paritular combat engine is how everything is setup in a diagonal way. It is so incredibly stupid and makes positioning your hero's harder than it has to be.

The engine's limitation concerning the actual storytelling were getting on my nerves too. In the end you read a couple of paragraphs, select to fight or try to escape the encounter. Still I liked the open plot, which contrary to your review I think was a good idea. It felt less like following a railroad this way and made exploration a lot more exciting.

Speaking of which: If there is one thing that kept me playing as far as I did, it was flying around in the space ship and trying to discover things while learning about the unique and quite creative setting.

In the end I came to a point where I had the feeling that I had seen it all, and while I was aware, that there was still a lot to do, I did not really feel the urge to find out what was actually going on.
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Posted at 16:33 on January 18th, 2019 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Being a declared non-fan of roleplaying games, but a bit of a fan of Buck Rogers (the 1930s serial being somewhat forgettable, but the first season of the 1970s series being totally excellent), this game always had me torn. I gave playing it many serious attempts, sometimes not getting anywhere, but gradually getting better at it. Time to have another go!


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