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XBox Front (Jan 27, 2006)
Das Strategiegenre ist breit gefächert. Insbesondere Wirtschafts- simulationen erfreuen sich an wachsender Beliebtheit. Mal gilt es als Flughafenleiter sein Geld zu verdienen, ein anderes Mal wird euch die Führung einer Pizzeria in die Hände gelegt. Der Xbox Live Arcadetitel "Outpost Kaloki X" von Entwicklerstudio "NinjaBee" hingegen überlässt euch gar das Management einer eigenen Raumstation. Wir haben uns für euch in die unendlichen Weiten des Universums aufgemacht und verraten euch, ob sich der Sternentrip gelohnt hat.
83 (Apr 05, 2007)
This is a quirky and interesting game that does something genuinely different on the system and almost gets away with it. The only thing letting it down is the repetitive nature and the lasting appeal which isn’t huge. Saying that, you will have a lot of fun whilst playing it and it’s more than worth the 800 points it’s on offer for. If you’re after something different then this is really something you should at least try. You never know. You might like it.
TalkXbox (Jan 04, 2006)
Outpost Kaloki X features a unique, catchy gameplay that will be fun for many. While some people will not enjoy this type of game in general, those who give it a try may be rewarded. Those that think they could enjoy this game might as well purchase it, because the price equates to only ten dollars.
Extreme Gamer (Jan 19, 2006)
If you have a 360 and like strategy games, you need to spend the few dollars on this absolutely outstanding strategy game. Outpost Kaloki X is easy to learn and highly addictive. It's one of those games you'll come back to after the luster of the new Xbox 360 games pass.
Game Chronicles (Mar 08, 2006)
I have never been a big fan of the build-a-world “Sim” genre of gaming – SimCity, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon, The Sims. Frankly, with a full-time job, a family of five, a house and two cars…well, I do so much real world “Sim”ing, that I really don’t care about whether I have enough cotton candy stands to keep my zoo guests happy, or whether or not Jethro and Julie have started another darned fire in their Sim kitchen while they were off being ambulance drivers.
GotNext (Mar 20, 2006)
If being unique is worth its weight in gold then that makes Outpost Kaloki X the richest intergalactic lemonade stand simulator this side of Mars. One shouldn't expect any less of the only tycoon-type videogame currently on Xbox Live Arcade. In a crowd of shooters, puzzlers, and classic arcade games OKX is a breath of fresh air. But can this type of game work on the Xbox 360?
Daily Game (Apr 22, 2006)
One of the most entertaining new features of Microsoft's next-gen console is the Xbox Live Arcade. From retro coin-op games like Joust and Gauntlet to Bizarre Creation's follow-up to their PGR2 easter egg, Geometry Wars, these games create a nice diversion from the demanding rigors of the standard console shooters and racers. A few of the games offered are true originals, games that were created strictly for the Live Arcade. One of the most creative and humorous comes in the form of NinjaBee's Outpost Kaloki X, a space station tycoon game, in which you must build and maintain a profitable space station.
AceGamez (Apr 30, 2006)
As I've mentioned previously in my review of Geometry Wars, the Xbox Live Arcade is the perfect way to download new and inexpensive content onto your 360's harddrive to extend your time with the machine even further. Looking at the 360's launch lineup though, one genre that is increasing in popularity is missing altogether, namely strategy. The development team over at NinjaBee saw this as an excellent opportunity to revamp their 2004 PC strategy game, Outpost Kaloki, and make an Xbox 360 Live Arcade exclusive title with Outpost Kaloki X.
80 (UK) (Aug 21, 2006)
I'm looking at the release date on this. It says "November 22nd, 2005". Fortunately this is a game about balancing the needs of trade-hungry space-everymen against power consumption, and trying to squeeze out as much value as you can when you can - a soon-reached conclusion being that sometimes it's better to wait until the timing's on your side.
79 (Jan 17, 2006)
Outpost Kaloki X is a more than decent strategy game that offers enough content to please every lover of management games. The interface is good, the gameplay simple but surprisingly deep, the missions and objectives are varied and also with the finishing there's nothing really wrong. Don't get fooled by the funny and crazy looks of the game, it does offer a solid challenge that will keep everyone occupied for quite some time. For the price you need to pay, this is something you can't let go!
IGN (Dec 12, 2005)
You've probably seen it available on the Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points and immediately passed over it. After all, the name Outpost Kaloki X isn't a name that's easily pronounced or turns heads when mentioned. However, it's an Xbox Live Arcade game that definitely warrants a purchase and download. Not only is it a quirky title with a strange, endearing sense of humor, but it's also got a surprising amount of depth to it and is a lot of fun to play.
GameSpot (Dec 15, 2005)
One of the most unlikely Xbox Live Arcade games to launch alongside the Xbox 360 is Outpost Kaloki X, a lighthearted strategy game in which you're in charge of running a space station serving all kinds of intergalactic denizens and their weird needs. Similar to other tycoon-style games, Outpost Kaloki X is really a game about maximizing cash flow as you outfit your outpost with sci-fi lemonade stands, video arcades, singles bars, and other stranger diversions, all while making sure everything's in a proper state of repair and has sufficient energy to keep going. Decent 3D graphics and a breezy soundtrack accentuate the game's tone, and there are plenty of different scenarios to keep you coming back, though the underlying gameplay gets to be pretty predictable after a while.
Video Game Talk (Mar 25, 2006)
This is a fun game that is very easy to learn but challenging none the less. Though extended playing does make the game's limitations apparent, they aren't so major as to ruin the game. The fact that this only cost 800 points, which translates into $10, makes the game a very good deal. I've paid four or five times that much for games that were shorter and a lot less enjoyable. Since there are extra scenarios available for downloading at very reasonable prices (some for free!) ensures that you won't run out of missions for quite some time. A good game that's worth the money, simulation players will want to spend the points on it. Recommended.
GamesRadar (Apr 21, 2006)
In space, no one can hear you micromanage a business. Then again, nobody can hear you smile either. Budding galactic tycoons will dig this.
Planet Xbox 360 (Jan 04, 2006)
This game does not feel next-gen. But then, what Arcade title does? The Live Arcade games are there for fun blasts, nothing more, but Outpost Kaloki X loses it's fun factor a bit too quickly. There is no desire to mess around with the sandbox scenarios, and you'll tire of the adventure campaign after the sixth mission. Most management sims are entertaining because they can be truly personalized, but with no personal creativity involved in creating your own space station, there might be some disappointment to fans of this genre. This is a shame, because a management game is a good idea for Live Arcade, which is currently filled with puzzle titles and coin-ops. But Outpost Kaloki X just doesn't have the qualities of Rollercoaster Tycoon - it never feels like you are in charge.
Eventually, there's that off chance Kaloki will get a sequel (this is really only an update of a PC title), and hopefully the structure allows for open gameplay. That's the only thing it really needs to break open and become memorable. Outpost Kaloki just can't fit in as it plays now.