Interplanetary is a quite some Fun, if you play it with Friends. I grabed it during a Sale and bought the 4pack, shared it among my friends and we soon started Annihilating each other. I try to keep it simple and compact.
Nothing superb but not bad either. It does the job. There isnt much to show basicly. A few planets, a skybox, the Sun and then the few effects for shooting and hitting each other.
Not there. There is no Campaign or whatsoever. You can play vs the AI if you like but its kindah like the Worms AI. Not much fun imho. Stick to the Multiplayer and you´ll have some fun while shouting at each other.
Very minimalistic basicly. You start with a planet with 5 cities, you then start building a couple of Mines and Powerplants. Then build teh guns and shoot at each other. If all of your cities are destroyed, you´re done for.
You got some dumb projectiles that randomly disdributes the Hits on the planet and ofc, you got some Smart weapons like missiles where you set the Impact point on the Planet. Not to forget the Lasers, wich are somewhat super accurat but only can hit the side of the planet that is Facing to you.
As far as I´m aware, there wasnt a Single balance update since launch, only a few stability patches that where desperatly needed at Launch, but thats got nothing to do with the Balance.
Some weapons feel Overpowered. In "our" first few rounds Laser became quickly popular, since they dont got a balistic flight. They hit instant in a straight line. Ofc there is a soft counter, to name them Shields, but if you aim them clever you can work around them. Same for basicly all Defensesystems. You only got a few weapons to choose from:
-railgun, basic balistic gun
-Missiles, advanced balistic weapon
-Lasers, point and click weapon
And the 2 "superweapons"
-Solarlaser, wich is basicly a Ray that is fired from the sun, not from your Planet and 1 hits basicly everything
-Asteroid Diversion, a Load of clusterf*ck aimed at your opponents... and somethings coming back to you
So, including the superweapons you only got 5 different Weapons wich lets room for improvement. And since the Laserweapons are point and click, they are pretty much the strongest. Our group Disables them in most of our Games, because of Obvious Reasons.
This game features a Techtree that is quite big but nonetheless allmost useless. We tried different tactics but straight rushing the Superweapons and going for Ecoboost tech afterwards, seems like the only competive way to play.
I really enjoyed the Game so far BUT there are quite some things I would like to see adressed since the games is a bit expensive with 17€ without any discounts.
The games doesnt feature an Observer Mode, wich means if you play with like 4-5 of your Bud´s and you´re out first, you sit there and wait for them to Finish since you cant watch them anymore.
The tech and weapons needs rebalance, nothing big but little adjustments would be lovely. Like increasing the needed Techpower get the Superweapons. Be aware that the Game runs fine but still gets Server timeout errors once in a While. Around every 10th game or so.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, if you got some Friends to play it with and if it is on Sale.
Thanks for Reading.