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Star Control II (DOS)

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Written by  :  R M (3)
Written on  :  Nov 05, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Why it's not even best game of the year baffles me

The Good

Simply everything. The story, the battles, the gameplay, the adventure, the romance, the humor, the action, the mystery, and especially the feeling that you were a captain discovering new worlds and races rather than playing a brain dead shoot em up game.

The Bad

There wasn't a button that made the dialogue go to the next sentence if you know what I mean. Also, the manoeuvrability of the ship made most people give up immediately at the very beginning(not me :)), but I guess those are just people who don't look any further than their own noses

The Bottom Line

Don't give up at the beginning, the beginning is tough, but it will be soon be made much easier. This isn't a game like quake that excites you for half an hour and becomes more and more boring afterwards. It's quite the opposite. This game is boring the first half hour(unless you very quickly find out what to do) and makes you want to play more at the end.