The game's whole atmosphere is highly entertaining, and when you finish the missions, you can continue to relish it with online multiplayer and a full-featured sandbox mode that brings together all you learn in the missions. As with many management/god games, Startopia's
gameplay can begin to feel a bit like lazy, aimless fiddling at times. Unlike similar games such as The Sims, Startopia
lacks the focus of a few central, tragicomically human characters that you can relate to and care about. It's also a real shame that Mucky Foot put so much work into the game only to let it ship as such a poorly documented, initially user-unfriendly experience. Still, with its diversity, engaging style, and sly sense of humor, Startopia
has plenty to offer. Where else can you watch two-headed aliens dance the night away in a disco you built in space?