Games other than Star Control

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Re: Games other than Star Control

Post by The Troglodyte » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:05 pm

palmpet wrote:A game that im going to play the heck out of when it comes out is Pokémon super mystery dungeon! Im going to get it Friday.
Speaking of games with great titles, it really makes me want to find out what this mystery dungeon business is all about!
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Re: Games other than Star Control

Post by palmpet » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:20 pm

Pokémon mystery dungeon is a great game series! The basic premise is you are turned into a pokemon and sent to a world where pokemon are the sentient species. The first mystery dungeon game was the first game that made me cry (don't judge lol).
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Post by Draxas » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:21 am

The Mystery Dungeon superseries is actually more or less a gametype descriptor (roguelike, basically, though generally not nearly as punishing as Rogue, Nethack, or the like), and the games have many versions across many different properties, not just Pokemon. That said, the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games are particularly good examples; there is something to be said for a game with the potential to recruit more than 750 different party members, plus unlike a lot of the Mystery Dungeon games, these made it out of Japan to western markets.

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Post by Angelfish » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:01 am

Although I've played it before, recently I became quite addicted to Rimworld. It's an indie game still in development, and I guess it best compares to Dwarf Fortress set in a post-apocalyptic environment. The graphics are quite a bit better than Dwarf Fortress', but the game is not as detailed (although there still is a tremendous amount of detail involved, having to compare to Dwarf Fortress in levels of detail is next to impossible).

The idea is that you crash-landed on a planet with a few people and have to survive there by building a base and defending it against raiders and natural disasters. But other dangers are there to reckon with aswell, like starvation because your food production process isn't up to spec (I personally had a lot of trouble yesterday because my electric stove didn't get any power for a while so no meals were made), or hypothermia because people were outside too long in a cold environment (and my heaters didn't get any power), or disease which have to be treated by someone skilled in medicine.
Each colonist has its own stats and weak/strong points. Some even refuse to do certain work like mining or hauling, but they are good in other areas to compensate.
The entire world is procedurally generated, along with the story which increases in difficulty once every while.
What makes it fun for me is that every game is different and the game gets progressively more challenging.

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Post by Alvarin » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:58 am

Have been playing a ton of "Duskers" lately.
It's an atmospheric exploration game. The player seems to find himself only one alive in the galaxy and tries to piece out what happened and survive.
Rogue A.I. ; Super-aliens ; Pandemic ; Cosmic event... So many possibilities, so little answers.
You play in front of a console, controlling several scavenger rovers/droids over derelict spaceships and starbases, trying to find supplies and avoid getting your robots destroyed. Play is either from schematic view or from rover mounted camera view. No multi-screen. Keyboard only. Very immersive.
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Post by Angelfish » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:18 pm

Alvarin wrote:Have been playing a ton of "Duskers" lately.
It's an atmospheric exploration game. The player seems to find himself only one alive in the galaxy and tries to piece out what happened and survive.
Rogue A.I. ; Super-aliens ; Pandemic ; Cosmic event... So many possibilities, so little answers.
You play in front of a console, controlling several scavenger rovers/droids over derelict spaceships and starbases, trying to find supplies and avoid getting your robots destroyed. Play is either from schematic view or from rover mounted camera view. No multi-screen. Keyboard only. Very immersive.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... zNaoX0eMuF
I started playing duskers after this post but I only got through the tutorial. It appeared too much like a puzzle game instead of an adventure story driven game. But that could be just the tutorial, I think I need to give it more time :).

Also, this week I started playing Stellaris. Really fun civilization like game set in space! People liking star control's exploration part should like it too, since it has you scouring the galaxy for resources and engaging in diplomacy with various races :).

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Post by Alvarin » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:00 pm

With more derelicts you explore, the more communication logs you may recover. But true, it kind of is heavily into puzzle side of gaming. Especially when you have multiple foes lurking :)
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Re: Games other than Star Control

Post by Zieman » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:48 am

Thought I'd share this magical moment I just had:
I started another session of Elite: Dangerous a few minutes ago. Currently exploring the Vela dark region. Supercruising towards a neutron star to scan it, WinAmp shuffle decided the music perfectly: first original PC StarControl II Hyperspace music, then 3DO remix of same tune and last as a cool off, Precursors remix Lightyears Away. 8-)
...and keep it under Lightspeed!

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Re: Games other than Star Control

Post by Angelfish » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:00 pm

Well well, recently I got 40 hours into a space sandbox exploration game which is also a build your own spaceship game, kinda like Minecraft in Space. And since I know some of you like minecraft you would like this game as well, I think.

This game is called Avorion, after the fictional element that the center of the galaxy you're in is filled with.
The spaceships and space stations are all procedurally generated from modular blocks that have a certain function, ie. engines, thrusters (for turning), crew quarters, cargo hold, shield generators, armor, batteries etc etc. Additionally to building your ship you also have to manage your 'nameless' crew and assign them to different stations in order for you ship to function, upgrade you ship with a variety of turrets that could be used for different functions, such as mining asteroids, salvaging ship wreckages for materials and loot or just use gun/laser/plasma/missile turrets to kill enemies. Eventually you'll be able to command other ships as well which can be used for escorting, mining, salvaging etc, or build a hangar for small mining/salvaging/offensive fighters to operate from.

The galaxy and sectors are procedurally generated, as well as the various factions that exist in the galaxy. These have their own 'procedurally generated style' for their ships and stations. The galaxy itself is HUGE and although sometimes it can be a bit repetitive to mine for resources, the fun is in constantly upgrading your ship to move on in the galaxy.

The game is currently in early access for around 15E or 17$, but being early access remember it is still in development. I think the thing that still needs a lot of polish is the AI of other ships that you own (ships get stuck and don't follow orders as well as they could), so hopefully they improve that soon :).

Some screenshots from my ship in action (remember: Form follows function ;) ) :

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If you're wondering why my ship is green or blue, that's because I upgrade a lot of the parts from naonite (green) to trinium (blue), with trinium being lighter but less durable (i believe).

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqsWMErmxs

Website:
https://www.avorion.net/


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Re: Games other than Star Control

Post by The Troglodyte » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:58 pm

Wow Angelfish! That game sure looks addicting! ;)
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