Space Game General All-Platform Thready Discussy Thing :)


#4663

I just found Space Rangers Quest on Steam while checking to see if I own the HD remake (I don’t). That one looks like nothing but the text CYOA bits of the game.


#4664

That’s pretty much all it is, yeah. I got Quest as a gift and can’t find the heart to play it.


#4665

Yeah. It doesn’t hold your hand. But that’s the fun of it. And do opt out of the planetary battle. I didn’t play it once. That is kinda weird mini game in an otherwise excellent space game.


#4666

Actually no. They’re trying to teach you to go buy a second weapon, iirc. Once you stop on a planet and make that purchase, killing the drone is quite easy.

EDIT: Now realize @orald said almost the same thing a few posts up.


#4667

So, no go-to strategy guide for SR2 out there then? I guess I’ll see what’s available from the Steam community.


#4668

I honestly don’t know of any.


#4669

Looks like someone(s) put a guide together over the years and it’s here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/214730/discussions/1/522730701007755187/


#4670

Thank you @Papageno. Very helpful.


#4671

Space Rangers was even worth the Starforce destructive DRM.


#4672

It really was one of the very few high points during the dark, low, slow times of space gaming after 1999.


#4673

In memory …


#4674

Hahahahaha. I was thinking Freespace 2. That being a commercial flop, sadly, is where I see space games dying (or at least in a coma) for over a decade.


#4675

For fans of the classics like Privateer, Freespace 1 and 2, and Tachyon, what’s a more modern game in the same vein. Played and loved Rebel Galaxy, looking for another, preferably gamepad controlled, for the PC.


#4676

So are you looking for something more linear/military, or something more open/trading, because the games you mention cover both. ;)


#4677

Either would work. I enjoyed both. Though I’m leaning towards open/trading right now.


#4678

Trade Wars 2002


#4679

If you’re looking for a first person, open sim with trading and combat and such, right now you can’t do much better than this:


#4680

Looks promising. Thanks.


#4681

Happy to help. There should be a demo of it you can try.

Ah yes.

http://www.starwraith.com/evochronlegacy/downloads.htm


#4682

3030 Deathwar Redux, a “genre-twisting experience” releases on Steam today. Think I’ll check it out.