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Star Control II

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:00 am
by Shin_Gouki
A guy on another forum I frequent is selling Star Control II for the 3DO. I'm interested, but I've never actually played the game. Should I get it? I don't usually play strategic type games but the concept is what interests me about it. Plus, it gets talked up in RG and other mags a fair bit.


Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:04 am
by will2097
You have to be in the right frame of mind to play it. It feels and looks like a PD game. And it's not all that far removed from one. It is actually absolutely brilliant. Just not one for graphic whores. ...and there is a lot of text and a lot of, albeit well choreographed, monologue from the aliens. ...and the game doesn't explain itself well. (Much like this post!)

If you enjoy exploring it is pretty good. Trade that against the learning curve, which is pretty steep - early on you will spend a lot of time re-starting.

While the 3DO version is by far the best (Naturally) you can actually download Star Control 2 for free.

The asking price for a boxed Star Contol 2 on the 3DO is usually silly money...


Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:57 am
by Shin_Gouki
Thanks Will, sounds like Ur-Quan Masters is the way to go!

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:54 pm
by william
the 3DO version also has a superb 2 player game(super melee) as well where each player can build their own fleet with any of the ships in the game and kick the other players arse,best thing about the game

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:54 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
I'd never heard of it till I installed Ur-Quan Masters from the RG disk, loved it, haven't played it for a while though.

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:14 pm
by russgalleywood
I loved Star Control on the Megadrive and Star Control II/Urquan Masters took everthing that was good from the first and greatly improved it.

Indeed they don't have the best graphics in the world but who needs them! The gameplay is everything with these games and I feel they score highly here.

I would like to recommend them for anyone who hasn't played them but give them a little time and look beyond the basic, but clear, graphics.

Just thought I'd wade in with my ill-informed, biased opinion, well, everyone else seems to nowadays!