Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest: Episode 1
Not bad for a free game. A simple point and click adventure. Some cute jokes, but not easy to solve. Really needed a walkthrough to finish. Not really interested in a sequel.
I came back to this game in order to get all the achievements. At one point, it was impossible to get all the achievements without buying all the episodes. I give credit to the developers. They updated the game, so you’re not forced to buy any additional episodes to get all the achievements.
If you like the demo and want to buy additional episodes, then get the Complete Season. For some reason, it’s listed on a different page.
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My daughter and I just played through the demo and episode 1, and whilst it was nice to get it for free, we found a number of frustrating issues just ruined the experience to the point that we’d personally not consider buying the rest of the episodes. Let me explain…
It has a great premise, although it feels 100% ripped from Interstella.
The graphics are reminiscent of older Lucas Arts games
The storey line is reasonable
It’s not too short, and not too long
- For a point n click that should be dialog heavy, this feels too heavy. At times there is just too much dialog.
Space Pilgrim Episode I: Alpha Centauri
Space Pilgrim Episode I: Alpha Centauri is a casual point-and-click RPG set in a sci-fi universe where Captain Gail Pilgrim makes her livelihood transporting cargo and passengers aboard her father’s old starship. In predictable fashion, something goes awry when the ship is in space, and the adventure begins.
Graphics and Sound:
What are you expecting for a game that you get “awarded” coupons for on Steam for crafting badges? Alright, I won’t cut any corners this time! The graphics and sound are both comparable to the graphics and sound to games made in the fourth generation of consoles, which is good enough for me, since I find game graphics from that generation to be aesthetically pleasing, and this game’s graphics are no exception. There’s nothing in particular that I like about the graphics, but there’s nothing I would consider game-breaking about any of the graphics.
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Episode 1 is currently free! 20-08-2019 (still F2P in January, 2020.
Special thanks to Rogue Wolf for bringing this to my attention!
Review is spoiler free!
Very enjoyable in 2019.
Have played this episode through roughly 5 times since its release in 2015.
Do not press F12 to screenshot as it will cause your game to crash. :P
If you want the game full screen you only need to right click the application on your desktop
bar and choose properties full screen.
OVERVIEW (A Walk Through The Universe)
Just bought this last night and dove right in, as ever since buying a VR system a couple of months ago I have wanted a “space exploration” simulator experience. I came across “Overview” by accident as I was looking for inexpensive VR games. I was a bit nervous about the purchase, given the mixed reviews, but it was on sale ($5) and so I figured the risk-to-reward ratio was acceptable.
Happily, I can report that I love “Overview.” Certainly there are some options I would love to see added, but for what this game is and has now, I think it is amazing. The flyover Saturn alone was worth the purchase, in my opinion.
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I am reposting this from a review I wrote on Reddit last week: I saw the the title of Overview in the Steam Store and added it to my wish list a few weeks back. Most people may have heard about the overview effect that astronauts all share when they look down at the earth from so far away and it makes them realize how small we are in the grand scheme of things. So. when it was on sale recently I grabbed it and was excited to try it.
It’s basically a single sequence that lasts about 30 minutes with another explore our solar system feature as well (which is good but underwhelming if I’m honest). The sequence is the star of the show but it too starts s bit slow. At first I found myself a bit disappointed- sure the graphics were gorgeous but it just wasn’t thrilling to me-I wanted the earth to be bigger in my perspective. I was missing the point I suppose!