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Planet Stronghold is a sci-fi role-playing game with a turn-based combat system. You take the role of a young, new recruit that somehow gets assigned to the most well-known, and well-defended, human outpost in the whole galaxy: Planet Stronghold.
Release Date: Mar 27, 2011
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May 24th, 2014

I've updated the game fixing a rare bug that occurred during Michelle's personal quest.
Was hard to track because only happened if you used certain Psionic abilities, like Protect, Shock, etc. If you used them during the battles of that quest, it could trigger a wrong variable and mark it completed even if it wasn't.
Now this won't happen anymore!

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About the Game

Planet Stronghold is a sci-fi role-playing game with a turn-based combat system.

You take the role of a young, new recruit that somehow gets assigned to the most well-known, and well-defended, human outpost in the whole galaxy: Planet Stronghold.

As the story goes on, you'll have to choose a side in a a war that will change the destiny of the planet, and of humankind, forever.

Featuring old-school turn based tactical battles, a dynamic plot that changes based on your choices, several possible solutions to each situation using various non-combat skills, Planet Stronghold delivers a very high replayability!

Game Features


- Play as male or female, six characters to date including homosexual romance
- Four classes, many quests, dynamic plot for high replayability
- Old school RPG turn-based gameplay with many stats and items
- Over 40 unique enemies to fight including some "boss fights"
- Use non-combat skills like Explosives, Science, Sneak
- Craft over 80 extra weapons and armors
- Downloadable Soundtrack and Official Strategy Guide

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PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
210 products in account
1 review
9.7 hrs on record
There are game genres wherein terrible writing is acceptable. Pure RPGs, which thrive on story at the expense of almost all else, are not among them. While the combat gameplay is passable, the writing is beyond bad, heaping contrivance upon awkward shoe-in on top of nigh-endless obsequeious player-praising that would make an Elder Scrolls writer blush. Everyone is a dramatic charicature of a person, /everyone/. This is not the grand arena, you are not the chosen one, there is no evil empire, and this game most definitely does not smell like incense. Give it a pass at anything even remotely like full purchase price.
Posted: June 9th, 2014
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43 of 74 people (58%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
17 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
This game is a very good mix between RPG and Visual Novel as there is a friendship system in play which effects others and the choices you make will effect this, it also blends everything together very well, the difficulties offer a harder or easier experience and in the Deluxe DLC you have the option of an even harder difficulty that requires allot of thought during later battles. There is also a chat system where you can scroll back through text to see what someone has said or to even change a choice incase you are trying to play a certain way. The story is pretty good and quite understandable and has some interesting twists and turns. The characters and scenery are done extremely well. The gameplay is pretty much your average turn based Final Fantasy but with a few added features to it which does offer a unique-ish feel to it as you can choose how you want them to attack which will effect how many times they can attack and the chance of critical hit. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes reading as there is allot of it and the story is really interesting with allot of choices and dialog.

Conclusion

This is a really well done visual novel fighting game and offers a very fun and challenging experience to all. I do recommend picking up this game. Rating: 8.5/10.
Posted: May 4th, 2014
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
303 products in account
11 reviews
9.8 hrs on record
Pros : Large battle party with customizeable stats that effect battles and event scenarios (ex- using a science stat to fix an item or lockpicking to open a chest, etc.) Diverse classes, multiple endings, lots of choices, nice sense of adventure when exploring caves and having the chance to succeed or fail at quests and events. Fast-paced game, and can offer a surprisingly high level of challenge on higher difficulties. Story is interesting with a mature and likeable cast of characters.

Cons : The menu design is archaic, clunky, and needs a complete redesign from the ground up. This aspect isn't a dealbreaker (not a ton of involved management) but there is a lot of room for improvement and polish. Playing as male or female only has a few differences in dialogue/events.

This is a nicely balanced blend of traditional turn-based RPG and sci-fi/adventure/romance visual novel- though it feels more like a traditional choose-your-own-adventure novel with the nature of choices you make. I'd say about 70% of the game is exploring combat areas (caves, battlegrounds) and doing the usual RPG stuff (leveling up characters, collecting/creating equipment, fulfilling quests and beating bosses) but having the interesting supplement of visual novel themes like choosing different ways to approach scenarios illustrated in the cut-scenes (such as whether to ambush enemies, sneak past them, reason with them, utilize particular skills to acquire items or create more favorable battle conditions, etc) and befriending or romancing characters via interactions.

The character designs are quite nice and expressive, the resolution options are disappointing but easy to forget about after playing for a while. The music is fitting but not extraordinary. The greatest qualities of this game are the huge amount of choices, especially early on and how divergent the main two paths of the story are. For that reason I highly recommend playing blindly for the first playthrough, and taking a more guided approach for subsequent playthroughs to have a better chance at nabbing the huge amount of endings. The ability to save anywhere at anytime is excellent. The large number of romanceable characters regardless of gender is quite a unique feature. The choices are not shoehorned in either, they fit into the particular narrative for that character.

Overall I highly recommend this game to anyone who can stomach the very dated interface and are even remotely interested in the concept of mixing RPG and visual novel as both aspects are a rarity, and competently handled here.
Posted: May 11th, 2014
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
290 products in account
16 reviews
8.9 hrs on record
This was terrible beyond the threshold of standard bad for a westernime visual novel/RPG, rushing it right past ''terrible but nevertheless enjoyable and I have brought shame upon my house for even thinking as such and may never feel clean again'' territory and into just plain bad territory. The battle mechanics would be interesting were the whole aspect of battling/etc not a complete grind set out to artificially inflate the length of an otherwise abruptly short game. Add that to a substandard story and irritatingly shallow and flip-floppy protagonist templates and it equals the chore this game is to get through.
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
13 products in account
1 review
8.4 hrs on record
I tried to like this game I really did. It seems like there is a dynamic skill and character development at your first glance but it quickly wears off as you can save at literally any time during both conversations and battle. This means you cans save for random dice roll percentile skill checks (given like 22% chance of success) and you can bump each party member in 1 skill and since you have your entire huge party available for most tasks you always succed. Talking to your party hurts me physically as most of the other party members (soldiers) in the game have high school kid conversations. I ended up nearly maxxing charisma to only use it two or three times the entire game. The game appears and plays to be a high class flash game from a website not so much a game worth $20.

I am a big fan of games like Planescape Torment, Fallout, Shadowrun and Age of Decadence so story really matters to me, and with a game which has combat in which you can just click through you need meaningful conversations to happen.

The weak dialogue and character interactions really disappoint because the plot was quite interesting albeit extremely short but the immersion is too easily broken with your character stammering and getting embarrassed like a kid about to have sex for the first time all the while everyone praising your magnificent efforts.

Worse part is I'm likely gonna finish the game just so my character can get laid by sexy female character with the last name "Fox". Also the females have a permanent blush tone to their face and with the character writing it seems like a dating simulator with RPG combat elements to advance the storyline.

5.5/10 on completion.
Posted: June 3rd, 2014
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