So, i'd like to kick this off by pronouncing my love to Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. The concept is simple, but is very addictive as you scour the galaxy with your ragtag fleet of ships, destroying all in your way! Or, picking up a 4th dimensional piece of space-art to sell at the space-market.
So, the game boils down to this: You're given a set amount of in-game months to explor the universe, returning to the earth-equivelant to get a score. The score is based on the events you've seen, planets visited, people, cargo, battles, and ships. These are all tracked against your playthroughs. This creates a very compelling environment, seeing as one playthrough can be completed in the time it would take to eat a sandwich and chips.
The bulk of the game is spent exploring the galaxy, divided into segments that are color coded. Each planet can have one of a few things. As you travel from planet to planet, in-game months will pass. The exploration is fun, due to the game's sense of humor and cartoon art style, and it's a joy etting high tier items.
The combat isn't the game's strong point. Depending on the planet you visit, you may choose to engage in battle. Your ships and their equipment are displayed against the enemy forces. You have to individually turn ships to make their weapons point the right direction, and command your ships to more or halt or escort. It's not horrible, but it's certainly annoying having a ship destroyed just because you didn't turn it correctly.
Overall, i'd really reccomend this game. It's an underated classic that is well worth the price of admission, if you can stand the occasional annoyance.
Posted: November 26th, 2013