EMBRACE THE DARKNESS
Dark Moon is a survival strategy game where time is working against you. With the Moon’s electronics down it is up to you to traverse the lunar soil and try to make contact with Earth while managing your crew and resources. You will never know what you will encounter along your way, thus be prepared to make crucial decisions and live with the consequences. Whatever you do - don’t go into the light!
As a member of the Engineering Council sent by Moon Shell, your task was to oversee the construction of a newly developed mining system on the Moon. The simple objective changed dramatically when a massive solar storm hit the Earth, destroying all electronics in its wake. Soon after, you witness the Sun’s scorching heat as the Moon’s main communication relay falls into the light. You are alone, and now everything within the Sun’s reach is gone within seconds. The light is your enemy and the darkness is your salvation.
The Sun is destroying everything it touches, you must avoid its radiance. The Mechaplex - a giant, general-purpose engineering vehicle will stand as your base of operations. It will also serve as your getaway vehicle, thus plan your actions accordingly and escape the tireless enemy. You must constantly move forward.
A different experience with each playthrough as each location and event may bring unpredictable results. Scan the terrain and obstacles with your drones to prepare for what lies ahead. Embrace or beware of other survivors who will want to join your convoy. Gather minerals and use their properties to increase your chances of survival.
MANAGE YOUR MOBILE BASE
The Mechaplex is your means of survival; build new buildings on top of it, research new technologies, enhance your crew’s abilities, and traverse the lunar plains. Develop new mechanical prototypes that will enhance your mineral gathering or focus on enhancing your convoy’s movement speed to elude the Sun’s deadly grasp. You can’t stay in one place for too long.
You are not the only one who is seeking a way out of this disaster. New crew members, some even pilots such as yourself, can join and bring you valuable abilities and new building platforms, but you have to feed and shelter them. Will you help the unfortunate? Or will you look out for yourself and not risk being betrayed? What kind of person are you?
Keep in mind that your crew will react to your decisions. Some members will dislike joining with someone from a rival country while others will embrace him. Decide to throw out a popular member and you may risk a revolt, which may have dire consequences for everyone.
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Mass Effect™ 3 N7 Digital Deluxe Edition (2012)
☑ Average (The textures have aged poorly, set pieces however hold up very well, ‘ALOT texture overhaul mod’ HIGHLY recommended)
☑ Very Fun (Just a lot of fun, especially biotics everything feels so much smoother over previous entries, never got bored)
☑ High quality (Great audio mixing, everything from enemies to weapons, biotics to music are all some of the best a game can offer)
☑ Hard (On Insanity, enemies *Seem to hit a little harder than in ME2 though weapons and biotics are more effective in ME3)
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I recommend this game, But not on Steam.
In its Current State, The game is unplayable.
There is an Unofficial workaround, installing ReShade seems to Solve the FPS problems, You don’t even need to install any of the filters, Just reshade, and point it at ME3 and the Stuttering is fixed.
(This isn’t a Guaranteed fix as some users found that this didn’t work or that ReShade isn’t compatible with their PC’s)
Still not recommending this as;
- Performance Issues
Without going to extra effort. The game Runs at a solid 60 FPS easily, but dips down frequently during cutscenes and gameplay, down to 22 and even full freezes for a half second or so.
The Fermi Paradox
This game has amazing potential. The game has a plethora of interesting civilisations and outcomes. Although, I’d prefer if their were more ‘developments’ as it only seems to include 5 things: Extinction, massive de-population in some way, contact from space, the building of ships, and colonisation.
I’d like a bit more variety but for what the game is right now, it’s good. It just seems that nearly every other development is mass extinction or depopulation.
Another thing (Which is only a nitpick) when the systems are on the eastern side of the ‘map’ the text that pops up goes off screen. This could be fixed by pushing the planets in a bit more or making the text be on the left of those planets rather than the right.
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Criminally underrated game I highly recommend with some caveats. The resource management is intriguing - you get “Synthesis” points to spend on guiding the races, which you earn by choosing options that are harmful, or “collect” instead of boosting certain stats between events (or even sacrificing certain racial stats to get even more synth).
The gameplay is all about mitigating losses, determining when you can make sacrifices. It’s an exercise in risk-benefit analysis. If you’re good at this, you’ll be good at the game. If you’re not, you might find it frustrating. If you pick it up, be SURE to make sacrifices as you go to earn Synthesis, or you’ll be in trouble, and make sure everything you spend Synthesis on is worth it to you!
Apollo Red Moon
Apollo Red Moon - is a retro sci fi fast paced shooter. That takes action in alternative history. As a member of Apollo Mission, after successful landing on the moon, you were amubushed and taken prisoner by Soviets who builds military base on the moon.
Your mission is to survive and find out what’s going on, establish contact with orbiting comand module and get back to earth.
You have to gather intel, and sabotage soviet structures.
You have to watch out for oxygen levels and other factors that allow you to survive in space
Remeber to keep your suit fully sealed and powered up
Take control on space rovers, armored suit and many more
Choose your patch, stay stealth and deadly or just jump in and destroy everything around
Or maybe it’s just dreams caused by the failure of life-support systems.
Maybe you’ll never make it to the moon
Find out by yourself!
Iniital Review 12.4 hours into Mars Horizon®
Update since initial review at bottom of review.
Second update December 2022 since initial below that update.
An update beneath an update… that is like four wall breaks. Mind blown!!!
Graphics are fantastic
Smooth operation and easy to follow learning tutorial
Not for under age of 12 years old, bit too advanced for under this age.
Few small non game breaking bugs, grammar, and what not. Nothing to get excited about.
FPS runs fine on a modern machine 2012 or better. Older and you may have some issues with processing of the information or video being smooth.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. This is easily the best manager I have played in a decade.
However, a warning up front. This is not readily obvious. Not, because the game starts outright weak. Instead, it seems to deliver exactly the underwhelming gameplay one learns to expect from indies nowadays. You build a rocket, you fire a rocket, and sometimes it rains. Everything hangs on the roll of a dice. Which makes the space missions look like a lackluster mini game.
Here’s the good news. It gets better. A lot. I just ended my first (short) campaign after 65 hours by landing a crew on Mars. While doing so, my palms were sweaty, because up until the very last turn I wasn’t sure I would make it. Magic question: When did the last manager make your palms sweat?
Gaia Beyond is a handcrafted 2D Action-RPG in space.
-multiple save slots, quicksave and quickload, autosaves.
-quest with multiple solutions
-ship building, upgrade-able weapons
-fight stations with your ship
Sure we’re fans of the genre and bound to like the game more than the usual fare,but those looking for an original and thrilling, handcrafted open world 2d space shooter, this will not disappoint. Gaia Beyond introduced a world with characters I actually cared about, and combat gameplay I could get behind. This game really does have something for every sci-fi shooter fan: Good writing, characters with depth(you get to meet the most spaced-out guys in the galaxy), huge amount of side quests(some with multiple solutions), factions, intimidating ships, upgrade-able ships and weapons, mining, trading, nice OST etc. It was not a very demanding game. You were just a simple nobody mining and shooting your way up, trying to make your way in this seemingly peaceful mysterious space. While all the ships were actually flying in the game world in real time, most of the time it was quite relaxed. Some fights were tough when I didn’t upgrade or choose my guns properly. It played especially good on big monitor(this game has 4K support). No other 2d space shooter I’ve ever played has impressed me like this one. Maybe Starsector has better combat than this but that’s the only thing it is better. I’d played 3030 Deathwar Redux , Star Valor, and Starcom Nexus, this game is better. After playing for around 30 hours , I doubt that I had reached even halfway of the main story, this game is loooooong. Yuki, one of the game writer, said the game is still a bit rough around the edges, but I could see that they were updating and patching up the game almost monthly, and they were quite active on the forum answering questions and acknowledging bugs, so I would not worry about that at all.
I would recommend this so much, but…I’d wait until the main quest is extended by at least 300%.
In a nutshell: Great game but I’d wait until the main quest is extended by at least 300%. Don’t bother grinding unless you really want to, regardless of main story.
Long review: This is a very cool 2D “Galaxy on fire 2-ish” space action RPG game where you explore, mine, hunt and upgrade your ships and weapons. Kind of like Zelda / Diablo in a spaceship and a huge map set in our solar system in a dystopian future.
Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition
One of the greatest sagas in gaming history. Its off-the-rails good. If you have any interest in science-fiction you should definitely play this, right now!
+Graphics are beautiful. Shepard is beautiful. ALL the cut-scenes look AMAZING, even the loading screens look fantastic! Visually, they’re all a masterpiece. I commend BioWare for bringing these all-time classics in to the modern day, especially the first game. You can tell they’ve put a ton of work in to all 3 games, and I found it very gratifying in this age of sub-par remasters.
It’s Mass Effect. What else do you need to know?
Alright, for the uninitiated: Mass Effect doesn’t have the most refined gameplay. But it oozes with soul. The game has phenomenal writing. The worlds you visit, the characters you meet, they all tell you decades of stories with only few conversations and encounters. The story and its actors are captivating. You always want to know more about this galaxy and the people in it. Missions are exciting and going back to your ship to talk with your crew is fascinating. If you ever have a thirst for a big adventure that spans over a whole galaxy this game keeps you covered from beginning to end.
On The Earth Shift :)
“On the Earth Shift :)" is a VR resource management game / romantic experience about doing your silly alien job while your silly alien fish friend watches.
Your silly alien job is, as the title would imply, taking care of the Earth! It is your job to ensure that all aspects of Earth life flourish in perfect harmony, including global temperature, the horniess of the population, and the desire to dominate / submit to one another.
However, alien management from Glorf-31 have their own ideas on how Earth should be managed, such as Snarglarff Sneet, obsessed with extracting value from Earth, Elgore Smankoff, who wishes to perform sick experiments on the planet, and Mire Oodle, who just wants a friend, along with many others. It is your job to accept or deny their requests, as the world’s fate hangs in the balance,
join World Of spacedominator!
SpaceDominator is strategy fantasy sci-fi open-world game where you can discover universe!
Contact other civilizations, make friends or enemies, start trading or fighting, expand your own area or help others to expand, increase your intelligence level.. and much more!
You can do anything what do you want! Do you want to be friendly? No problem. Would you rather be agressive? No problem. Play how do you wish!
Whole game uses procedual generation - it grants everyone will have different universe, different spawn of artifacts and valuables, different missions, animals, plants..
When you increase your inteligence level, others civilizations will do it too so game shouldn’t become boring after longer playtime!
You can also communicate with other players in CO-OP mode. You can join team, help each other, activate team boosters and more!
You can play this for unlimited time. Game will change difficulty regarding to your inteligence level.
If you meet more intelligent civilization, you can get their special technologies if you beat them or make them your friends! But be carefull, not everyone is friendly here.
Everything what you will done will impact your gameplay!
If you want to follow developing, you can join our discord! http://discord.gg/cqEZJ5J
And.. one more information: this game is being developed only by 1 person!
While not perfect, the game is very well done from a mechanics standpoint. The story lines can be a bit janky at times and in its current state there are quite a few issues in the second half of the game where apostrophes and extra line breaks make the text less than ideal. At its core, this is a shoot-em-up space combat game on a two dimensional plane so more like driving than flying, but the visuals are interesting and the gameplay solid. Interested to see more development on this one.
Multiple Gun Setups
Multiple Ships and Secret Unlockables
Great galaxy mapping system
Star systems really submerge the player; all of them have multiple points of interest, ways to make credits, quest lines and possible enemies or places to upgrade your ship.
Mission progression setup well; by following the progression of mission the player gets deeper into the game.
Battles seem fast and fun
Multiple enemy types to deal with; some fast and less accurate, others slower but more powerful