Darkstar One bietet eine fantastische Vielfalt an Freiheiten. Die Story-basierten Missionen führen Sie schrittweise tiefer in die Galaxie zu neuen Rassen, neuen Technologien und immer stärkeren Gegnern. Erkunden Sie eine breite Masse an Sonnensystemen auf der Suche nach versteckten Artefakten von uralten Rassen, notwendigen Objekten für...
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Veröffentlichung: 14. Aug. 2006

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Darkstar One bietet eine fantastische Vielfalt an Freiheiten. Die Story-basierten Missionen führen Sie schrittweise tiefer in die Galaxie zu neuen Rassen, neuen Technologien und immer stärkeren Gegnern. Erkunden Sie eine breite Masse an Sonnensystemen auf der Suche nach versteckten Artefakten von uralten Rassen, notwendigen Objekten für das Aufrüsten Ihres Schiffes - der Darkstar One.
Zusätzlich zu den Artefakten können Sie Credits sammeln, um bessere Ausrüstung wie Waffen oder Schilde zu kaufen. Verdienen Sie Credits auf unzählige Arten: erledigen Sie Aufgaben, Kopfgeld, Piraterie, Schmuggel, Handel, Eskortflüge, Transporte, Belohnungen und mehr.
  • Eine weites simuliertes Universum mit vielen einzigartigen Rassen, Raumschiffen und Kampftaktiken.
  • Eine durchdachte Hintergrundgeschichte, die durch über 50 Minuten an Videosequenzen zusammengehalten wird.
  • Konfigurieren und verbessern Sie Ihr Schiff, Darkstar One, wie sie wollen - Bauen Sie ein schnelles Angriffsschiff mit vielen leichten Waffen oder einen fast unzerstörbaren Kreuzer mit schwerer Bewaffnung.
  • Über 200 verschiedene Waffen, Schilde und Ausrüstungsgegenstände.
  • Raketen, Torpedos und Minen haben einen besonderen taktischen Nutzen: Minen können auf Gegner feuern oder anfliegende Raketen ablenken.
  • Die "Zauberwaffe": eine besondere Waffe mit einer mächtigen Wirkung ähnlich zu bestimmten Zaubersprüchen in Rollenspielen. Diese Waffe wird im Laufe des Spiels immer vielseitiger und vergrößert die taktischen Möglichkeiten stark.
  • Erlangen Sie Waffen von anderen Rassen - Montieren Sie Waffen von anderen Rassen auf der "Darkstar One", die alle unterschiedliche Funktionen haben und deshalb unterschiedliche Kampftaktiken erfordern.
  • Starten Sie Spezialmissionen - erkunden Sie Schluchten oder sogar den Untergrund auf unbekannten Planeten.
  • Entscheidungsfreiheit - verdienen Sie Credits auf einer Vielzahl von Wegen: Kämpfen, Piraterie, Aufgaben, Schmuggel, Handel, Eskortflüge, Transporte, Belohnungen und mehr.
  • Spielen Sie als "Guter" oder "Böser" und ziehen Sie einen Vorteil aus politischen Auseinandersetzungen.

Systemanforderungen

    Mindestanforderungen:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP (32 bit)
    • Prozessor: 1,6 GHz Intel oder AMD Prozessor
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 512 MB RAM
    • Soundkarte: DirectX kompatible Soundkarte
    • Grafikkarte: DirectX 9 kompatible 128 MB Grafikkarte mit Unterstützung für Pixel/Vertex-Shader 1.1 (GeForce 3 und besser)
    • Festplatte: 6 GB freier Speicherplatz
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    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP mit SP2
    • Prozessor: 3,0 GHz Intel oder AMD Prozessor
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 1024 MB RAM
    • Soundkarte: DirectX kompatible Soundkarte
    • Grafikkarte: DirectX 9 kompatible 256 MB Grafikkarte mit Unterstützung für Pixel/Vertex-Shader 3.0 (GeForce 6/Radeon x1x00 und besser)
    • Festplatte: 7 GB freier Speicherplatz
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gartheastwood
( 74.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 12. Mai
Darkstar One is like a mashup of sandbox space trading games and more quest / storyline driven games like "I-War 1" or "Freespace". It's a good job it does combine the two ideas together. Otherwise this game would not be quite so good.

The trading part of it is almost a complete rip of the original "X-Tension" - except MUCH lighter - you only have one ship to pilot (though that ship does evolve as the game progresses), there's hardly any weapons / equipment to spend your credits on, very few, and very repetitive, sandbox mode missions. In fact if this was the only aspect to the game, Darkstar One would be one of the most pathetic turkeys in history. Luckily this "X-Tension" part to the game plays only a support role to the main "quest" part of the game, enough to keep your ship equipped up to the challenge of the next sector's worth of quest missions. Which IS worth playing through. Again though, the spectre of "repetition" will haunt you throughout the entire game. Presentation wise the scenery is very nice for the time of it's release - but eye candy alone won't make a game a classic. This is not a classic. It's good, but not THAT good.

Your character Kayron Jarviss may as well be Guybrush Threepwood's wimpier brother. The taunts he uses against enemies are just laughable..... "I'm behind you (duckie)", "Oooh, nearly got you (schnookielumps)" etc..... seriously amusing!

My copy running under Windows 8.1 constantly crashes randomly. Which brings up a really detailed error reporting system to report the problem to Ascaron. This error reporting system then ALSO CRASHES every time. Jesus. H. Christ!
Still, thanks to the continuous autosaves done at every available opportunity, you'll never find yourself loosing more than five minutes worth of effort!

It's 1000% worth the £1.19 that's it's currently on offer for the next few days, along two other titles! (After May 18th 2016 - you'll pay £6 for it by itself - not quite as good a deal)
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Morgana
( 12.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 4. Mai
The game actually has a plot. You are a merchant that moves from one solar system to another solving the mystery to the death of your father. You have a spaceship that you can upgrade to using credits you receive from sale of goods. This game is not worth it if its above $5. Most of the graphics (stars, planets, asteroids) are just copy / pasted over and over again.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Kretschmer.Marco
( 90.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. April
tolles Game..macht immer wieder Spass. Einziger Kritikpunkt war vorher das es auf engl und franz. beschränkt war. Aber wer sich ein bisl in die Com einliest findet schnell etwas um es auch einigermassen auf deutsch zu zocken.
Klare Kaufempfehlung!!!
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Cracktus Jack
( 34.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. April
Darkstar One is a 3D space craft action simulator. After learning information on a man responsible for your father's death, you inherit a ship called Darkstar One and set on a chase across the galaxy to uncover a plot against the Galactic Union.

Pros: The game offers very intuitive controls that can easily be mastered by even the most novice to the genre, although difficulty might be light for a veteran. The galaxy is a large place with a huge amount of systems you gain access to as the story unfolds. Rather than changing ships, you upgrade the Darkstar One by uncovering mysterious alien artifacts hidden in asteroids or held by criminal gangs, allowing you to tailor your ship to your play style, be it hull strength & turrets, agility & firepower, or cargo & speed, but you still customize your weapons layout and special equipment to your needs.

Cons: The story is the worst kind of unimaginative cliché that has its place in a kid's cartoon. The game is extremely repetitive, every system feels identical except for the color scheme, as you always jump in with a single trade station always located at the same distance from the jump gate, while enemy hideouts aren't even hidden by distance or debris fields and are often blatantly identified as "bandit hideout". But you're stuck tediously landing in each of them one by one, not by interest or desire to explore, but by necessity to find the very occasional side mission that unlocks some of the systems holding artifacts, as those aren't hidden at all and you'll know exactly where to find each of them. Graphics are awful by today's standard, textures are so low resolution that space backgrounds appear to be an overstretched 80x80 bitmap. The world itself is so bland you have no interest in doing trading or contracts as you quickly make more money then you can spend.

Verdict: ★★☆☆☆ - Forget it

This game is a poor attempt at replicating an open-world space game. I spent every minute of my playthrough wishing I was playing Freelancer or any other superior games in the genre. Once the game is over, the boring galaxy offers little to nothing worth visiting again, so you should probably skip this one.

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Wedge
( 0.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. April
Game didn’t really clicked on me, will have to try again later when I find it interesting.
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Jadiwan
( 13.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 7. März
Just bought the game and have issues within the first hour or so. There is a problem with loading when going to another star system. You get a white screen just after you initiate the jump and the new star system does not load. Have reloaded the all my save files up to that point and when I reach the point of needing to jump, I get the same white screen. Have looked through the community hub and found two posts about the same problem and no fixes.

As of now I can not recommend this game until I see it has been updated with a patch to fix the issues I have seen in the community hub.
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scisnowboarder829
( 6.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 3. März
Right off the bat. The graphis are nice. The music good. Controls are good. I used a mouse and keyboard and didn't miss the joystick for this one. Story is interesting.. or was, what I got up to. At one point, shortly after I reached Earth, I suffered what I now know as the infamous "White Hyperspace Bug". It is where your hyperspace load screen goes white and freezes.. Rather, you hear the engine, music.. everything appears to be working.. except it's white and frozen. After some research in the forums and google, this is due to a corrupt save. Simple fix right? Go back a few save points. *WRONG*. Most people had to reinstall the game and lost their efforts/progress. This is an issue that the developers never fixed and will never fix from what I'm seeing. I requested a refund to my steam wallet for the $1.99 (a pittance I know, but it's the principle.. a *broken* game should not be sold.), but since I didn't encounter the bug until 7 hours into my gaming, I was denied: Twice. Thank you for nothing, @Steam, ABSOLUTELY *SH!TY* customer service and a rip off. My only solace is that I grabbed this on sale and am only out the $2. Some people were lucky and never had this problem. If you're feeling lucky, well.. good luck. Save often. Pray. It would have been an enjoyable game otherwise.
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regalbeagle45
( 23.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. Februar
This is a fun space sim. Gorgeous art work, nice ships, good gameplay design...the missions are a little samey, but that is a fault with a lot of space sims. It has it's challenges, but as you mod/upgrade the ship, everything gets doable. Good for a casual player too, cos you can leave it and come back to it without really losing the thread of things.
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Balrog Son of Nelgar
( 4.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Januar
Darkstar One is basically a downgraded, linear version of the original Freelancer game. While, in it's own respect, it's a pretty decent game, don't expect any innovations. In Darkstar One, you play as a young, emerging escort pilot named Kayron, who's father has been recently deceased (probably been a few months to a year, doesn't say exactly). Eventually, Kayron learns the true nature of his father's demise and learns that a man named Jack Forrester was involved. Most of the game's story is gallavanting across the galaxy looking for this dude. In order to earn money to buy better stuff, you can perform contracts as a mercenary, become a bounty hunter and claim the rewards on pirates, become a pirate yourself and raid cargo ships for their goods, ship trade goods across sectors, or smuggle illegal contraband in a similar manner. Overall, it's an alright game. If you want a decent space sim style game to put some time into, pick this up on sale. If you're looking for a Star Citizen or X-series experience, look elsewhere.
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GRATUR
( 19.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. Januar
Quite a fun game. Not much to do but still fun and great dogfights.

It´s ok if you wanna spend 1-2hrs per sess
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FlatDevice
( 1.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 13. Januar
The cutscene CG is terrible by today's standards and the voice acting isn't so great (to be honest though -- it's truly NOT the worst I've heard in this genre), but beyond those two quibbles, there's actually a really decent game here. The ship combat is satisfying, the trade part of the game is charming in its retro simplicity and the space graphics are quite pretty. I like it, it's nice. Get it!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
clocutron
( 5.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. Dezember 2015
This is a great game if you're like me - looking for a fairly simple sci-fi space sim. It's very easy to jump right in as the tutorials do a good job of teaching the mechanics of the game. It has a little bit of depth in terms of customizing your ship and whatnot but it is not overly complex.

This is not the game for people who are experienced players of the genre. Anyone who has played many of this type of game will likely find this overly simplistic. However, for the more casual player, it's a great deal of fun and is likely a good starting point for anyone wanting to get into the genre. In terms of gameplay, it reminds me a bit of Freelancer (Digital Anvil/Microsoft - 2000).

The graphics and sound effects are quite good for 2006 (I don't know how the 2010 Xbox 360 version compares). The flight mechanics, including fighting, exploration, docking, etc. are very smooth and easy to get used to. I have read some reviews stating that it is repetitive and boring but again, that's probably from gamers who are looking for more complexity and depth that can be found in other games of the genre.

To sum up: DarkStar One is a great, entry-level space sim that is designed for simplicity and accessibility. It is a lot of fun and very easy to pick up, even for someone unfamiliar with the genre. It is not designed for seasoned veterans of the space sim genre and does not offer the depth of a game like Elite: Dangerous. For anyone who wants a good stepping stone to get into the genre, this game is $10 well spent.
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PhileDealer
( 18.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. Dezember 2015
This game is pretty fun. 3D space combat was disorientating for the first little bit. The game is pretty buggy though. Multiple crash to desktop, crash on exiting, crash on launching etc. I had to reload quicksaves 7 or 8 times as scripts wouldn't run after completing an objective. I've gotten to the part in the main story where"Continue the search for Jack" at an ambush, but can go no farther. Reloadig saves cannot get me past this point. I've given up. There is no Steamsave, and this being a pretty old game I don't have hope of it getting patched or playing another 17ish hours to get to where I was.

It may run fine for you, but I'm dissapointed and will just google how the stoy ends.

PS - The game supports ultrawide resolutions which was suprising.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Jono
( 19.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 14. Dezember 2015
Darkstar one has given me that nostalgic space fighter kick Iv been craving for the last few weeks and the price was also not too bad - I would recommend this to anyone that doesnt mind liner based star fighter games - graphics still relevant after all these years - though I presume there are better space fighter games out there - the classics that brought us there are always good to play.
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na
( 28.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. Dezember 2015
The core of the game is extremely monotonous. Go here, shoot bad guys, rinse wash repeat. I lost desire to play the game after 5 hours, but kept telling myself 'it will get better.' and 'I must finish what I started.' I ended up beating the game, the main story line probably could have been beaten in a quarter of the amount of time, I spent a ton of time flying to asteroids to collect upgrade items (artifacts) and pointlessly killing worthless pirates thinking that the money was important.

Overall, functionally, the game is great, only crashed 3 or 4 times, ran well, no technical issues. But the game itself feels basically over after a very short amount of time.
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-=VD=- Markquis
( 45.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 30. November 2015
Im going to rewrite this, because I have finished the campagin and Im quite disappointed with this game, it is not nearly as awesome as I remember.

I owned it on CD years ago, when I was big into space sims/traders (Freespace 2, Freelancer, X3) I was excited to see it on steam.

If you like freelancer, you will like this though not nearly as much.

AWESOME THINGS:

-The game looks good
-The alien races (yes many are copied from other famous science fiction) are pretty cool
-The universe and backstory are cool
-Your ship (Darkstar One) looks cool
-You upgrade your ship like freelancer better shields ect BUT you also upgrade your engines, wings and hull like an RPG game.

Not So awesome things:
-Universe is repetitive, every system no matter what race owns it, has the same setup
-Despite the number of aliens the variety of ships is limited (light fighter, heavy fighter, freighter, small cruiser, big cruiser, science station, trade station, asteroid)
-Where you can land and what you can do is limited, this game does not have the exploring that freelancer had
-Diologue sucks, yes obviously poorly translated but very poory written.
-You cannot upgrade everything on your ship to max.
-Low replayability value (you could go for a different build but meh)
-NOTHING TO DO POST GAME - there was lots to explore and do in freelancer, hell you didnt get access to the good ships and weapons. By the post game here your fighter is probaby as good as it is going to get unless you didnt do the side missions or collect upgrades.
-No multiplayer
-Annoying ♥♥♥♥♥ copilot always talking

REALLY awesome things
-Joystick can be used
-Simple, fun combat
-You feel OP
-You can destroy just about everything in the game (with the exeception of some spatial anomolies and already destroyed wrecks)

In conclusion: Im glad I bought and played this game again brought back some memories of past gaming, and while repitive and limiting I still enjoyed it but I have a feeling that I will not be playing it again.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Stazor™
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. November 2015
8/8 m8 would become Most Wanted Terrorist in 8 minutes again.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
clawman2200
( 18.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. November 2015
A great little gem. It doesn't have quite the exploration as freelancer but it still has some really good action and a very fun space sim. The system requirements are low too, so if you have an older system you should still not have too much trouble with this one. This game works really well with a mouse and keyboard or an x-box controller. I was really suprised how well it played with the mouse and keyboard. If you have a space-sim itch that you need to scratch but don't want a game that is super heavy in details this one should satisfy.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Avionix
( 1.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. November 2015
First game I ever completed the story line of without cheats, 10/10
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74.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Mai
Darkstar One is like a mashup of sandbox space trading games and more quest / storyline driven games like "I-War 1" or "Freespace". It's a good job it does combine the two ideas together. Otherwise this game would not be quite so good.

The trading part of it is almost a complete rip of the original "X-Tension" - except MUCH lighter - you only have one ship to pilot (though that ship does evolve as the game progresses), there's hardly any weapons / equipment to spend your credits on, very few, and very repetitive, sandbox mode missions. In fact if this was the only aspect to the game, Darkstar One would be one of the most pathetic turkeys in history. Luckily this "X-Tension" part to the game plays only a support role to the main "quest" part of the game, enough to keep your ship equipped up to the challenge of the next sector's worth of quest missions. Which IS worth playing through. Again though, the spectre of "repetition" will haunt you throughout the entire game. Presentation wise the scenery is very nice for the time of it's release - but eye candy alone won't make a game a classic. This is not a classic. It's good, but not THAT good.

Your character Kayron Jarviss may as well be Guybrush Threepwood's wimpier brother. The taunts he uses against enemies are just laughable..... "I'm behind you (duckie)", "Oooh, nearly got you (schnookielumps)" etc..... seriously amusing!

My copy running under Windows 8.1 constantly crashes randomly. Which brings up a really detailed error reporting system to report the problem to Ascaron. This error reporting system then ALSO CRASHES every time. Jesus. H. Christ!
Still, thanks to the continuous autosaves done at every available opportunity, you'll never find yourself loosing more than five minutes worth of effort!

It's 1000% worth the £1.19 that's it's currently on offer for the next few days, along two other titles! (After May 18th 2016 - you'll pay £6 for it by itself - not quite as good a deal)
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34.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. April
Darkstar One is a 3D space craft action simulator. After learning information on a man responsible for your father's death, you inherit a ship called Darkstar One and set on a chase across the galaxy to uncover a plot against the Galactic Union.

Pros: The game offers very intuitive controls that can easily be mastered by even the most novice to the genre, although difficulty might be light for a veteran. The galaxy is a large place with a huge amount of systems you gain access to as the story unfolds. Rather than changing ships, you upgrade the Darkstar One by uncovering mysterious alien artifacts hidden in asteroids or held by criminal gangs, allowing you to tailor your ship to your play style, be it hull strength & turrets, agility & firepower, or cargo & speed, but you still customize your weapons layout and special equipment to your needs.

Cons: The story is the worst kind of unimaginative cliché that has its place in a kid's cartoon. The game is extremely repetitive, every system feels identical except for the color scheme, as you always jump in with a single trade station always located at the same distance from the jump gate, while enemy hideouts aren't even hidden by distance or debris fields and are often blatantly identified as "bandit hideout". But you're stuck tediously landing in each of them one by one, not by interest or desire to explore, but by necessity to find the very occasional side mission that unlocks some of the systems holding artifacts, as those aren't hidden at all and you'll know exactly where to find each of them. Graphics are awful by today's standard, textures are so low resolution that space backgrounds appear to be an overstretched 80x80 bitmap. The world itself is so bland you have no interest in doing trading or contracts as you quickly make more money then you can spend.

Verdict: ★★☆☆☆ - Forget it

This game is a poor attempt at replicating an open-world space game. I spent every minute of my playthrough wishing I was playing Freelancer or any other superior games in the genre. Once the game is over, the boring galaxy offers little to nothing worth visiting again, so you should probably skip this one.

—————————————————————————
This was just my opinion.

If you found this review helpful, please consider giving it a thumbs up, and feel free to check out more of my (purely opinionated) reviews.
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1.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Januar
The cutscene CG is terrible by today's standards and the voice acting isn't so great (to be honest though -- it's truly NOT the worst I've heard in this genre), but beyond those two quibbles, there's actually a really decent game here. The ship combat is satisfying, the trade part of the game is charming in its retro simplicity and the space graphics are quite pretty. I like it, it's nice. Get it!
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23.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Februar
This is a fun space sim. Gorgeous art work, nice ships, good gameplay design...the missions are a little samey, but that is a fault with a lot of space sims. It has it's challenges, but as you mod/upgrade the ship, everything gets doable. Good for a casual player too, cos you can leave it and come back to it without really losing the thread of things.
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5.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Dezember 2015
This is a great game if you're like me - looking for a fairly simple sci-fi space sim. It's very easy to jump right in as the tutorials do a good job of teaching the mechanics of the game. It has a little bit of depth in terms of customizing your ship and whatnot but it is not overly complex.

This is not the game for people who are experienced players of the genre. Anyone who has played many of this type of game will likely find this overly simplistic. However, for the more casual player, it's a great deal of fun and is likely a good starting point for anyone wanting to get into the genre. In terms of gameplay, it reminds me a bit of Freelancer (Digital Anvil/Microsoft - 2000).

The graphics and sound effects are quite good for 2006 (I don't know how the 2010 Xbox 360 version compares). The flight mechanics, including fighting, exploration, docking, etc. are very smooth and easy to get used to. I have read some reviews stating that it is repetitive and boring but again, that's probably from gamers who are looking for more complexity and depth that can be found in other games of the genre.

To sum up: DarkStar One is a great, entry-level space sim that is designed for simplicity and accessibility. It is a lot of fun and very easy to pick up, even for someone unfamiliar with the genre. It is not designed for seasoned veterans of the space sim genre and does not offer the depth of a game like Elite: Dangerous. For anyone who wants a good stepping stone to get into the genre, this game is $10 well spent.
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45.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. November 2015
Im going to rewrite this, because I have finished the campagin and Im quite disappointed with this game, it is not nearly as awesome as I remember.

I owned it on CD years ago, when I was big into space sims/traders (Freespace 2, Freelancer, X3) I was excited to see it on steam.

If you like freelancer, you will like this though not nearly as much.

AWESOME THINGS:

-The game looks good
-The alien races (yes many are copied from other famous science fiction) are pretty cool
-The universe and backstory are cool
-Your ship (Darkstar One) looks cool
-You upgrade your ship like freelancer better shields ect BUT you also upgrade your engines, wings and hull like an RPG game.

Not So awesome things:
-Universe is repetitive, every system no matter what race owns it, has the same setup
-Despite the number of aliens the variety of ships is limited (light fighter, heavy fighter, freighter, small cruiser, big cruiser, science station, trade station, asteroid)
-Where you can land and what you can do is limited, this game does not have the exploring that freelancer had
-Diologue sucks, yes obviously poorly translated but very poory written.
-You cannot upgrade everything on your ship to max.
-Low replayability value (you could go for a different build but meh)
-NOTHING TO DO POST GAME - there was lots to explore and do in freelancer, hell you didnt get access to the good ships and weapons. By the post game here your fighter is probaby as good as it is going to get unless you didnt do the side missions or collect upgrades.
-No multiplayer
-Annoying ♥♥♥♥♥ copilot always talking

REALLY awesome things
-Joystick can be used
-Simple, fun combat
-You feel OP
-You can destroy just about everything in the game (with the exeception of some spatial anomolies and already destroyed wrecks)

In conclusion: Im glad I bought and played this game again brought back some memories of past gaming, and while repitive and limiting I still enjoyed it but I have a feeling that I will not be playing it again.
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19.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Januar
Quite a fun game. Not much to do but still fun and great dogfights.

It´s ok if you wanna spend 1-2hrs per sess
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28.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Dezember 2015
The core of the game is extremely monotonous. Go here, shoot bad guys, rinse wash repeat. I lost desire to play the game after 5 hours, but kept telling myself 'it will get better.' and 'I must finish what I started.' I ended up beating the game, the main story line probably could have been beaten in a quarter of the amount of time, I spent a ton of time flying to asteroids to collect upgrade items (artifacts) and pointlessly killing worthless pirates thinking that the money was important.

Overall, functionally, the game is great, only crashed 3 or 4 times, ran well, no technical issues. But the game itself feels basically over after a very short amount of time.
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19.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Dezember 2015
Darkstar one has given me that nostalgic space fighter kick Iv been craving for the last few weeks and the price was also not too bad - I would recommend this to anyone that doesnt mind liner based star fighter games - graphics still relevant after all these years - though I presume there are better space fighter games out there - the classics that brought us there are always good to play.
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4.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Januar
Darkstar One is basically a downgraded, linear version of the original Freelancer game. While, in it's own respect, it's a pretty decent game, don't expect any innovations. In Darkstar One, you play as a young, emerging escort pilot named Kayron, who's father has been recently deceased (probably been a few months to a year, doesn't say exactly). Eventually, Kayron learns the true nature of his father's demise and learns that a man named Jack Forrester was involved. Most of the game's story is gallavanting across the galaxy looking for this dude. In order to earn money to buy better stuff, you can perform contracts as a mercenary, become a bounty hunter and claim the rewards on pirates, become a pirate yourself and raid cargo ships for their goods, ship trade goods across sectors, or smuggle illegal contraband in a similar manner. Overall, it's an alright game. If you want a decent space sim style game to put some time into, pick this up on sale. If you're looking for a Star Citizen or X-series experience, look elsewhere.
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4.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. August 2014
Achtung! Nur englisch und französisch!
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Verfasst: 28. Januar 2014
Bin leider garnicht zu frieden, ich hatte das spiel, Darkstar One schon im orginal als es erschien, dort konnte ich es auch auf deutsch umstellen, leider ist dies mit dieser version nicht mehr möglich, sorry aber englisch und französisch helfen mir nicht wirklich weiter, auch ein deutschpatch konnte ich hier bei steam leider nicht finden..... schade, war wol für die tonne....
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Verfasst: 22. September 2014
Nette Idee, das man das Schiff durch Artefakte sammeln die Hülle, Flügel und Antrieb verbessern kann die dann auch äußerlich etwas ändern.
Auch ist es nett das es sogar Bodenpassagen gibt wo man durch Canyons fliegt.
Die weibliche Begleiterin die man nach 3 Stunden bekommt hält einen bei Laune und ist definitiv eine Verbesserung der Atmosphäre.
Die Geschichte ist Interessant und hält einige Überraschungen bereit.
Die Cutszenes sind wirklich gut und interessant und ich hoffe immer auf die nächste.
Es gibt "Fähigkeiten" des Schiffs, etwa EMP, Freezer, Shield booster... etc

Jetzt zum negativen Teil.

Alle Systeme sind gleich langweilig.
Artefakte sammelt man durch Töten von einer Ansammlung Piraten oder immer wieder in einen Asteoriden fliegen um dort einen abzubauen (stellen auf der Map markiert).
Die Geschichte zieht sich ENDLOS und einige Missionen sind UNFASSBAR lang und langweilig.
Man muss ständig sekundär Missionen machen um auf dem aktuellen Stand zu bleiben.. und davon nicht zu knapp etwa 5 Millionen Credits müssen durch nebenaufträge verdient werden.
Die Bodenmissionen sind unglaublich hässlich, lang und langweilig.
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2.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juli 2015
Wenn man den "Fehler" gemacht hat und vor diesem Spiel Freelancer gespielt hat, wirkt dieses Spiel leider wie ein schlechter Abklatsch. Klar, ist die Spielemechanik eine andere (Ein Schiff - viele Upgrades vs. viele Schiffe), spielen tut es sich aber trotzdem gleich. Mit dem riesigen Unterschied, dass Freelancer in JEDERLEI Hinsicht haushoch gewinnt. Story, Voice acting, Gameplay, Motivation. Dachte mit Darkstar One ein ähnlich atmospärisches Spiel gekauft zu haben; leider konnte DO mich zu keinem Zeitpunkt richtig fesseln- mag vielleicht an den steifen Videoanimationen und den 0815-Sprechern liegen.
Die Idee, ein Schiff durch sicht- und spürbare Upgrades zu jeweils vollkommen unterschiedlichen Schiffen zu machen, finde ich trotz allem originell. Allerdings ist das auch schon das einzig originelle an dem Spiel. Leider.

5/10
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0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. August 2014
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Verfasst: 14. Mai 2014
This isn't the next coming of Freespace or X, but it doesn't pretend to be either. It's a nifty space shooter with a side of RPG elements, and for what it is, it's actually a great wee game. Given the disappointments in the genre that are available today, going back to titles like this is actually kinda refreshing.
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48.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Dezember 2014
About 90% as good as "Freelancer," this game's flight and combat mechanics are easy to pick up and consistently rewarding. The just slightly campy (and lovably so) story is told well, too.

While some games in this genre focus on getting the next ship, "Darkstar One" is all about making one ship work for you. It's a slightly different take on the formula, and it's a good one. Also, the game is pretty forgiving, which is nice when similar titles can be "brickwall difficult" experiences.

I was actually quite surprised with how engaging "Darkstar One" turned out to be. Going in, I was prepared to be disappointed. Instead, I was enthralled.
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Verfasst: 26. November 2013
Nice space sim. Sadly enough, that's about it. The character animations and voice acting are a bit stiff, the story is kinda boring and predictable.

BUT the fighting is fun, the upgrade system is great, the game looks nice and the alien races are distinct. And in a genre that is as starved as this, that's enough sometimes.

Well, at least until Star Citizen is released next year.
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53.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Dezember 2013
This is one of those games that, while you play it, it is enough to keep you playing and, once you finish it, you forget about it. Not bad, but not amazing.

I think those who would appreciate it most are those that haven't played games like Freelancer or X before. The rest will see it as an alright game that doesn't do anything new, but was amusing nonetheless.
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Verfasst: 20. März 2014
Customizing your ship with weapons and special abilities is the best part about this game. While space battles are well done, fun, and with good physics, it does get boring somewhat quickly. The main missions and side quests can be interesting as it progresses through the storyline, but it does not give you a feeling of great accomplishment as you go through them. The trading aspect of the game can and might as well be ignored completely. It provides you with minimal profits in comparison to the other means to acquire credits. Speaking of credits, I completed the game with 8.5 million credits in my possession. After a while, the amount of credits you accumulate will become obsolete, as you will have more than enough to get whatever you want. The game suffers from extreme repetitiveness, which also creates tedium and dullness when you do the same two or three activities over, and over, and over, and over. Simply put, the game is about 20 hours too long. The developers should have been more concise and implemented more diverse aspects in more ways than just this. The end game is surprisingly bland and unexciting. Also, throughout the game, you are given a false sense of freewill. Your progress is almost completely linear.

Darkstar One is good.
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