Přidáno: 4. prosince 2014
I can imagine this being a hit, back then in 1999. Seems to be the best old-school economy-business game I've ever played or heard of.
But beginning was quite boring. It gets exciting with your first money-making station, fortunately.
Trading feels very repetetive, as your playership only has very small storage and you don't make too much money.
Even with upgrades for 100 000s of credits, you will never have more than a pitiful limit of 500 carried wares, because upgrades cost more each time you buy them.
Also, the playership is very slow, and speed-increasing upgrades cost you a fortune, without any significant speed increase at all.
While the upgrade system itself is great, the value gained for price is very low.
There's no map and no property menu, you must dock at your stations to manage them or withdraw profit.
You won't be able to fight for most of your playtime, as you don't stand a chance without real equipment - which again costs a fortune. But at least this upgrade is really worth of invested money.
I like how stations work.
They are very cheap, comparing to newer titles. You will get the invested money back in a few minutes.
You just place a station, set right prices, buy a freighter and give a few credits to the station.
Story is very interesting, but stays at background most of the time.
There are also a few problems:
The game works very poorly on Windows 8 (perfect on Windows 7).
There are minor sound issues.
Overall, it's a great old-school game. Enough patience and thirst for learning will bring enjoyement.