New Spaceforce Games At The Gate
You know how it is, you spend so much time refreshing the Steam client to get in on the big savings that you forget that other sites have sales too. It was this realisiation that had me take a virtual stroll past GamersGate to see what was on offer when I spotted two Spaceforce games flagged as being new – Spaceforce: Homeworld and Spaceforce: Constellations.
I knew vaguely only of the latter game before today; it being a sequel to the largely ignored turn-based strategy game Spaceforce: Captains, which was itself an offshoot of a fairly average space shooter from 2007 called Spaceforce: Rogue Universe. Now I’m fairly sure I reviewed Rogue Universe back in the day, but it’s fair to say that those days weren’t memoriable ones for space gaming, so I may have blanked it or reviewed something entirely-similar and just as average. Spaceforce: Homeworld is however new to my scopes and as you can imagine I got a little excited by the name, until I investigated further and realised it was some kind of bullet hell schmup – not my kind of thing at all. It might be yours, in which case if you’re a fan of the series you should probably go for it.
Constellations however might be worth a poke. As with the old Captains it’s a turn-based game of galactic conquest and exploration that according to the literature does just about everything you could ever want in a 4X game. Whether it actually does or not is another matter entirely, but it certainly looks colourful and you can’t fault the trailer for trying: