Thursday, February 23, 2017

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

Damn, this game is fun. And this is going to be very, very rushed as I return as quickly as possible to the location of Dallas, but I highly recommend this game.

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is a turn-based, pixel-graphics romp through a science fiction world that's a bit of Star Trek and a bit of everything else. It's funny and engaging, and the design is top-notch.

Your starbase is presented in Hollywood Squares (rooms stacked) format, and there is a wide range of technologies, building types, ships, skills--there's a ton going on.

Outside the starship, there's a universe with all kinds of unsavory things going on.

There's also an alien threat (well, of course), and the ship-to-ship combat is very, very satisfying, which different types of officers (science, engineering, tactics) having widely varying skills in combat, all of which combine in extremely satisfying ways.

Thinking in combat makes a significant different, and there always seem to be multiple paths to success. I've put in 13 hours, according to Steam, and I have really, really enjoyed my time.

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