Ok... my first impressions of this game were so bad I played 10 minutes of the tutorial and hit Alt-F4.
The game intro video automatically put the word "Budget?" into my mind, as the narration sucked, the scenes look like they were painted/drawn in a GCSE art class, and there appeared to be futuristic space faring people wearing spartan helmets.
The game is also turn based, which I really am not a great fan of. It completely takes the challenge out of it because turn based games are for 'people who don't have the brain power to think fast enough'.
I'm sorry? Was this a new release? The graphics... don't exist? I'm sorry, but you'd expect these graphics in a state of the art pre-millenium game. There was absolutely no voicing in the tutorial, compared to every other game I've played which DOES.
It seemed to be that the in game text uses standard Windows fonts. Excuse me? Windows fonts? "Yay let's use Arial and stick shadow effects behind it to make it look less budgety!"
No! You fail!
A long long time ago, I had 'Homeworld; Cataclysm', and I havent played a space strategy since then. I wanted to try a new one to try and relive those delightful days, but this game just killed my inner child. Tbh I would much rather go back to playing my ancient Homeworld game.
You know, fair enough, the developers of this game are evidently new to the games developing scene and that they don't have much financial backing, but seriously FFS, this really shouldnt be here. It deserves to be as one of those internet downloads as shareware and then you can buy yourself the full version for £5 if you liked it that much. Really though, RRP £29.99? Thats far too optimistic. I wouldn't pay £5 for it. If it's gonna be retailed...then it belongs in the bargain bin of the shop. Shelf space isnt worth it.
Ok, I apologise for my VERY harsh words, but at 1am, one can hardly be so kind. The box cover IS nice though..
Please excuse me if you find this game isn't so bad after some time, but I found it so unbearably awful and dull that I closed it after 10 minutes of playing. I might try again tomorrow and see if the daylight brings any justice to the game.