Starscape fra Moonpod blander gode gamle arkadespillegenskaper med figurer med personlighet og en engasjerende handling for å gi dybde til opplevelsen. Mesteparten av mannskapet er borte og våpensystemene er ødelagt – romstasjonen Aegis er så godt som fortapt.
Brukeranmeldelser: Positive (31 anmeldelser)
Utgivelsesdato: 27. mar, 2003
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Starscape fra Moonpod blander gode gamle arkadespillegenskaper med figurer med personlighet og en engasjerende handling for å gi dybde til opplevelsen.

Mesteparten av mannskapet er borte og våpensystemene er ødelagt – romstasjonen Aegis er så godt som fortapt. Du er den siste gjenværende piloten og må hjelpe til med å gjenoppbygge forsvarsverkene på stasjonen, skaffe til veie teknologi fra fremmede raser og lage ditt eget spesialtilpassede sett med kampskip. Ved å drive gruvedrift på asteroidene inne i nettet kan du skaffe verdifulle ressurser som kan brukes til å drive molekylovnen på Aegis og bygge ødeleggende våpen. I knutepunktene i nettet vil du møte forbundsfeller som kan hjelpe deg med å rømme, avsløre de grusomme hensiktene til den onde Archnid-rasen og finne ut hvorfor du og resten av mannskapet ble ført hit.

  • Vakkert gjengitt i 32-biters fargegrafikk
  • 800 x 600-oppløsning
  • Lydspor med fengende musikk og lydeffekter
  • Fem forskjellige forgreninger av våpenteknologi som du kan finne og forske frem – i demoen er bare den første tilgjengelig
  • Fem forskjellige soner du kan utforske – i demoen er bare den første tilgjengelig, og resten av dem er mye, mye større
  • Inngå allianser med vennligsinnede romvesener og utveksle teknologi
  • Styr og beskytt romstasjonen din mens den slåss sammen med deg
  • Lag din egen garasje full av unike kampromskip som er spesiallaget etter dine spesifikasjoner
  • Driv gruvedrift på asteroidene, samle inn råstoffer, forsk frem ny teknologi, og bygg nye gjenstander
  • Få tilbake de manglende motordelene og redd mannskapet som er forsvunnet, før du kan rømme fra nettet.

Systemkrav

    • Operativsystem som støttes: Windows
    • Prosessor: Pentium II 300 MHz eller bedre
    • Minne: 128 MB eller mer ledig systemminne
    • Harddiskplass: 100 MB
    • DirectX-versjon: DirectX 8 eller nyere
    • Skjerm: Alle 3D-maskinvareakseleratorkort med 32 MB eller mer integrert minne
    • Lyd: Alle DirectSound-kompatible lydkort
    • Kontroller: Alle Direct-kompatible håndkontroller
Hjelpsomme kundeanmeldelser
5 av 6 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
0.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 25. juni
Even without the underlying story of fighting aliens, it's surprisingly fun to just shoot at asteroids and collect minerals.
 
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3 av 3 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
13.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 11. oktober
Interesting mix of shoot'em-up bullet hell games and 4X strategy. You can explore the Universe, fight through thousands of various enemy units, research new technologies, build a lot of stuff and experience the storyline, something that 4X games usually lack. The music is awesome, too.
However, the storyline itself is somewhat shallow, character depth is nonexistent, and the game only runs at 640x480 and 800x600, forcing you to play in Windowed mode, if you have a 16:9 monitor.
Overall, it's a great game, which I played for around 30 hours outside of Steam, and 13 more hours here. It's not worth the full price of 10 dollars/euros, because it's outdated, but you should definitely grab it during the sale.
 
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3 av 3 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2.4 timer registrert
Publisert: 2. november
Played this one before the days of Steam, back when the game was advertised on websites as a banner ad. A classic indie game that deserves a whole lot more attention and love than it got.

Starts off a bit slow with a bit too much dialog I'll admit, but give it time and be patient, and after a while it becomes a really addictive and fast paced action/strategy game. It's like, if Asteroids had an open-ish map where while you're fighting stuff and mining resources in one location, the enemies are doing the same in other locations and taking away your potential resources to build better ships and guns and stuff.

Also, the character art looks like something from deviantART. However, the ships and gameplay graphics look great! It has aged fairly well (but be warned that the max resolution is 800x600 with no widescreen modes!!)

More people need to know about this game. So... go play it or somethin'!
 
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7 av 12 personer (58%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
18.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 30. juli
This is actually a really fun game at first, when you are first upgrading and manipulating your ship. You can make missile boats, blaster-based ships, you get option drones to fire when you shoot, and so on. Mining is actually somewhat interesting to fool around with early on.

It, however, gets repetitive, starting with mining, and then upgrading, and finally the combat. The final ship components cause all end-game ships to look the same, and the final boss has a stupid mechanic which requires you to either have a way more responsive ship than the game gives you, or to angle a shot in a way that gives you a generally unsatisfying win because you didn't do the high-agility maneuvers that it feels like you should do. It caps the game off with not even allowing you to have a solid victory in the final "cutscene."

Overall, a good 75% of a game marred by an overly repetitive final zone. If you don't mind this, and the late 90s graphics, go ahead and get it! It's actually pretty fun, reminiscent of Asteroids with an upgradeable ship and uh, better graphics, though still a far cry from anything you'd call "modern."
 
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8 av 10 personer (80%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
28.1 timer registrert
Publisert: 11. november, 2013
Awesome game. Makes for a decent 4X style game. Can't really expand your ownings, but can research and ugprade equipment, explore the place, mine materials to improve your odds.
Very very fun, got 21 hours into it and a year later I'm coming back to play some more!
 
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6 av 7 personer (86%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
5.4 timer registrert
Publisert: 30. januar
I have seen this game ten years ago. I bought it about five years ago from a non-Steam service and promptly lost the ability to play it. I saw it up on a flash sale and promptly bought it. It is a testament to the game that it's imagery stayed prominent for so long with me. Either way, the game is SPAZ before SPAZ existed. Do not buy it expecting the same polish from a game with a decade of tech advancement inbetween. That said, it's a fun romp through space mining resoruces, builing tech and blasting aliens.
Story is shaping up decent for the first hour of game too. We'll see where it goes.
 
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2 av 2 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
0.4 timer registrert
Publisert: 21. november, 2010
This older game is a more modern take on the classic Asteroids platform. Shoot asteroids, suck up all the resources, use those resources for research and development against aliens, yes aliens!

It's showing it's age with the limited 2D art styles, but as a quick and easy pick-up-and-play for only US$10, it's quite worth the price of admission, especially with the sheer availability you will have on Steam.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
Publisert: 29. september, 2011
Fun game, a little like Space Rangers with a little star control 2 mixed in.
 
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3 av 5 personer (60%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
1.0 timer registrert
Publisert: 23. mars
Interesting Bosconian / Asteroids space-mining crossover.
 
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1 av 2 personer (50%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
7.9 timer registrert
Publisert: 5. januar, 2011
Insanely addictive top-down space shooter which reminds me of Armada for the Dreamcast. I'm completely taken with this simple yet fun game. I love the leveling up mechanics, and though grinding meteors for minerals can get tiresome, the combat is challenging enough to make it worthwhile.
 
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1 av 4 personer (25%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
14.8 timer registrert
Publisert: 19. desember, 2013
This was a lot of fun, well designed. Too short.
 
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2 av 9 personer (22%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
0.2 timer registrert
Publisert: 8. mars, 2013
Don't buy.

- Lots of controller lag
- Only refreshes at about 30fps.
- Joystick support is terrible (no analog support)
 
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1 av 8 personer (13%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
25.6 timer registrert
Publisert: 11. august
Basically Starscape is somewhat fun, and I played through it a long time before I got it on steam, then I played half through and the past days I finished it. The game has nice mechanics, but it is repetitive. The story could be interesting, but somehow isn't really in the end.

There are only 2 things which really bother me about it.
1: The resolution is limited to 800x600, which brings a lot of problems on newer hardware, and that resolution even bothered me way back then.

2: There are achievements for finishing the game on Easy, Normal and Hard. As opposed to common sense, finishing hard does not give the other 2 achievements as well, so you'd need 3 playthroughs to get all achievements, which is ridiculous.
If someone has endgame saves for easy and normal, please take a look at the discussion section of this game, it'd be cool to have thos 3 saves here so the achievements could be achieved properly.

So yeah, with those flaws and after all this time it's jut not worth 10€ anymore. If it's ever on sale again you might consider grabbing it if the points above don't put you off.
 
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0 av 6 personer (0%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
6.8 timer registrert
Publisert: 29. januar, 2012
Ah Starscape... what's not to love?

Space shooter? Nice.

Physics based handling? Not bad.

Upgradable ship designs? Pretty good!

Lots of semi-interesting characters with a less than vomit-inducing plot? Not great, but it could be worse.

So... what's not to love? Why's this a thumbs down vote?

Well... here's the rub: the handling on your ships is very realistic, but it's slow and clunky. I'm alright with that, normally. It requires some planning of momentum and some good piloting to be competent, and that's fine.

The problem is that the boss battles aren't designed for the controls nor the physics of the game. They assume perfect, pristine, pin-point keyboard turning in rapid order. I'm fine with that if the interface made such a realistic possibility. Unfortunately, starscape's boss battles are like waltzing into the olympics' figure skating event wearing cross country skiis.

It doesn't matter how good you are, the controls simply flat out SUCK for trying to fight the bosses, and player skill seriously only has a very small amount to do with it. Someone with godlike reflexes could theoretically get through in a few tries, but most of your boss battles involve being expected to start moving out of the way before a boss even begins to box you in, without knowing when or where that attack will come from. If your ship were even remotely possible to be set up to cope with that, great, but it's not.

Keyboard turning and physics-based thrust maneuvering simply doesn't work for the style of bosses that Starscape throws at you.

The rest of the game is fun and fine, a few minor nitpicks here and there, but it's good overall... but the act-ending bosses are mandatory, and they suck HARD. I don't mean "it's difficult", I mean it in the sense of "this is one of the worst design decisions I've ever seen anyone ever make... did they even play test this to see if it was fun?".

Any fun you get from the game will be sucked dry as soon as you're stuck in a boss battle, and since the controls and interface flat out aren't up to the task of fighting the bosses, it's going to make you pull your hair out over it. I highly advise staying the hell away from Starscape just in general. Unless you're a masochist, then go right ahead.

Anyway, to stress it again, there's a difference between "difficult" and "bad design and poor UI/controls". Having a ♥♥♥♥ poor interface does not equate to "difficulty", it just equates to being BAD.




Final Verdict:

Not worth it, even if it's on sale for $1. You'll probably break a keyboard that cost more than $1, even if you don't have a history of such, and are a pretty mellow person normally. While the game has lots of really good points to it, and does a lot of stuff very well, it's flaws are gamebreaking. When you put more effort into fighting the game's interface than you do fighting the boss, the game's a bust.


Score: About 35%. It has some really good stuff, but the flaws are devastating and overpower any potential the game had.
 
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1 av 9 personer (11%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
3.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 29. juni, 2013
This is the kind of game where, if they had more of a budget, they could've done really well with. Buuut it's just too repetitive now. Not enough features at all.

Fun story: I actually played the demo of this waaay back when it first came out. At the same time as Massive Assault (which as we all know is a game I absolutely love). I really wanted to get it back then, so I got it on Steam when I heard it existed. While it's not that great a game, I have zero regrets on the matter!
 
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36.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 6. desember, 2013
Awsome game! If you like games like SPAZ and Gratuitous Space Battles your gona love this game...
I give it 4,5 out of 6 stars, and the only thing pulling it down is that its quite old :)
 
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16.1 timer registrert
Publisert: 16. juli, 2013
It's fine. It's fun. It's retro. It's fine retro fun. Just give it a try.
 
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8.8 timer registrert
Publisert: 4. juli, 2011
75/100
 
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23.0 timer registrert
Publisert: 2. oktober, 2011
DirectX 8, 800x600 maximum. The UI is a bit clunky, too. Gameplay is fun and interesting, supports many different kinds of tactics. If you enjoyed Star Control II, or EV Nova, I suspect you would enjoy this game.
 
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11.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 7. oktober, 2011
Surprising depth of travel and customizations. Customize the weapons on the space station and have it back up your customized ship. Only single player. Tough learning curve on controls. You can see how the graphics are. Well worth 5 bucks. Ten? Maybe, if its your style.
 
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