I never bought this game because people mentioned how it lacked content. Is this still the case?
For 99 cents you really can't go wrong. I bought It yesterday and played
through the game in about four hours. You could probably do it quicker
but, I went to other areas of the galaxy I had played before to help
level up my crew and ship. I only lost two crew members and never lost
The next play through allows you to choose from more ships with more
areas to build on. This allows you to play the same story mode again but,
experiment with other weapon, eg grenades and Sentry Bots. I believe
this next play through is also on a harder difficulty level.
I really enjoyed what the game had to offer.
You basically build up your first ship as you get tokens from playing missions.
As I said before, you can play those missions over again to help level up,
which is a great! Weapon , shield and medical rooms are constructed . Crew
members must be bought to man each room or the rooms will not function.
If a fire breaks out during a space battle, you will need to use your yellow
engineering crew to put out the fire. The shield room will not charge if they
leave the room unmanned to fight the fire. I always leave one person at least in each room so it will function.
Red shirt crew members, man the weapons and also repel any enemies that may beam onto your ship. These battles are really fun to watch. As they level up,
they will learn skills such as taking no damage for a few seconds to firing at
a greater range.
The blue medics ,will of course, heal your crew. If you happen to lose some
of your crew, you can purchase more or get others if you make certain
choices in the story. These characters, that join you in the story ,have
higher medical/engineering/weapon stats than the crew you hire from
your Earth base. I believe ,in the second play through ,there is a room you
can build that will bring back dead crew members.
Battles take place in space. The weapons on board ,must charge before you can fire them. Once charged , you play a little mini game were you must tap just
at the right time to line up cross hair lines or rotating circles. I thought these
mini game were quite fun.
The weapon then fires a blast at the enemy ship to eventually take out the
shields and then destroy the ship hull. Likewise, the enemy is firing at your ship and your crew members are also working to repair the shields. I found having
three engineers in their room was enough to repair the shields quickly.
There is also a room that allows your ship to dodge enemy fire. When the
dodge button charges, simply hit it before the enemy missile hits your ship
and you will dodge the attack.
Once the enemy ship is destroyed, you will gain tokens to upgrade your rooms
so they will charge faster , do more damage , or have more shield capacity.
Other areas of the galaxy map may then open up for further exploration.
The red ones are new missions. The yellow ones are areas you have been
to before but , can play again.
When you warp to a new location, the story will unfold as you talk to
Star Command for new missions or chat with new alien life forms. At times,
what you say in your conversations will affect the story progression.
I suppose you could try a different response on the next play through to
see how much it affects the story. You may make an enemy or a friend.
As you can see, the game is all about managing your ship,while completing
missions. Go to location A, talk to someone and usually get into a space
battle. Get tokens for upgrades after the battle. Rinse and repeate.
If this sounds like your thing , then I highly recommend Star Command.
Just don't expect any battles or exploration on the surface of planets or
any space trading.
Last edited by gemineye62; 06-14-2014 at 05:27 PM..