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SummaryOld-school, no-frills, rock-hard. A good game that not everyone will take to.
The GoodThis game is hard. Very hard.
It does not hold your hand at all and it's ridiculously easy to produce a core meltdown. It's attraction is that it should be easy because the number of controls is reasonable and it should be possible to continually play and replay the game adding just one more tweak each time to get a better result.
A lot of games from this time period were like this, you played and you died, so you played again and died later or in a different way but you progressed and that small incremental gain was so hard won it meant a lot so you persevered.
This is one of those odd, geeky games that strange people like to play because it is obscure and so unlike other games. It's the kind of game I could see attracting a cult gathering with players posting their results to show how efficiently they ran their reactor and for how long.
The BadIt's too hard for me. Plain and simple as that.
It's not a problem with the game, this player just is not up to it.
The Bottom LineIf this rock hard, old school, style of game is what you like then you should, no you must, play this simulation.
I used to revel in a challenge of this type but now I'm older, softer, and I want more than a .1 second improvement in the lifespan of my reactor (yes I really was that bad even after several attempts)