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Brataccas (Atari ST)

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Written by  :  Bob Hucklescuckel (3)
Written on  :  Sep 27, 2004
Platform  :  Atari ST
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Summary

Deep, but confusing

The Good

The freedom of movement and intense mystery of this game makes it a unique and landmark title in the world of computer games. You can simply wander the asteroid-world of Brataccus and swill with the bar flies, or you can delve into the deep recesses of the asteroid with the mob.

The Bad

The controls are extremely confusing, as the game is played only with the two-button mouse. An inovative system to be sure, but a very strange and hard-to-use one. The game's manual makes a point of being obtuse and of glossing over much of the backstory.

The Bottom Line

A simulation of the social life on an asteroid mining colony that is devoid of females. This means you'll be getting into sword fights, sneaking into places you shouldn't go, and stealing things you shouldn't steal. But hey, at least you can kill the news reporters.