User Reviews

An introduction to A.I. programming. Pix (1153) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.1


Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
78
Power Play (Nov, 1989)
Omega ist ein Spiel für ausdauernde Tüftler, in das man sich regelrecht einarbeiten muß. Erst müssen gute 250 Seiten Handbuch gewälzt werden, bis der Spieler alle Feinheiten des Programms ausschöpfen kann. Zwar ist die Programmiersprache recht einfach zu lernen, läßt aber unheimlich viele Variatonen zu. Denn in diesem Spiel entscheiden nicht nur Feuerkraft und Schnelligkeit, sondern in erster Linie die Panzer-Programmierung über Sieg und Niederlage. Ab der fünften Sicherheitsklasse wird es richtig haarig, gegen einen Computer-Panzer zu bestehen. Die Programmierung der Panzer ist sicher nicht jedermanns Sache. Ich kann Omega nur Leuten empfehlen, die gerne programmieren, fit in Englisch und Strategiespiel-Freaks sind. Denen bietet das Spiel auch langfristig eine Herausforderung.
40
Programmers love this "simulation." Design-your-own tank and program it in quasi-computerese to survive the combat environment. If "Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and you personally "Dream of Assembly and C," you'll love it. Otherwise, it's all geek to me.
 
As wonderful as Omega is — it is not for everyone. This is a game that will require thoughtful design work on the part of the player. The massive 250+ page manual will have to be read nearly in its entirety to get the most out of the game (although you can get by with less and still have a lot of fun). To those of us that are willing to spend the time, Omega will reward the effort most handsomely. Omega is the kind of game that is sure to develop the same kind of dedicated following that Robotwar had. It's release has been anxiously awaited around the offices of CGW. It is a real winner.