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Starflight (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Paul Johnson (4)
Written on  :  Oct 01, 2002
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

A large section of the galaxy is yours to explore, and a story yours to unravel.

The Good

This game provides a freedom that other linear games do not. The story is there, and the items are placed. Should you stumble across them, they're yours. (I've actually done this). The story is ready for you to unfold as you figure it out.

Another thing I really enjoyed about this game is the way to acquire things. You mine planets for valuable minerals, and return them to Arth for money.

The Bad

The bad parts of this game are, due to it's nature, it doesn't have much replay value. The ending is pretty unsatisfying, and there could have been more about the Uhlek to go into. The music is mostly non-existent, but what is there is good. The sound sucks, but I blame that on the Sega, not really the game.

The Bottom Line

It's a space adventure game where you can meet other races and get information via use of diplomacy. Sometimes you won't like what alien races have to say, and sometimes they won't like your response to what they have to say... unless you're a pushover. There's a lot of map to explore... It's a fun game. Recommended.