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Starships made the seventh place in Angry Joe's Top 10 Worst Games of 2015

Discussion in 'Starships' started by Hail, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Hail

    Hail Satan's minion

    Apr 25, 2009
    Mother Russia
  2. Agent327

    Agent327 Observer

    Oct 28, 2006
    In orbit
    Seeing as it's a mobile game not very well ported to PC (the CynicalBrit review), little surprise there.
  3. Ryika

    Ryika likes cookies and milk.

    Aug 30, 2013
    Not too surprising, he already ripped the game a second wormhole in his original review.

    I had my fun for a while, but that's mostly because I went into it expecting a mobile game, and that's really what it is - a mobile game that can be played on pc.

    Well, and that comes with a better payment system that doesn't constantly annoy you.
  4. SupremacyKing2

    SupremacyKing2 Warlord

    Oct 25, 2014
    Same here. I knew it was a mobile game and I enjoyed the game a lot for a couple weeks. I hope Firaxis learns from Starships that trying to make the same game for both PC and mobile is a mistake. It caused confusion where people thought the game was going to be a true PC game and as a result got disapointed. It also required too many compromises in game design where the game was an acceptable mobile game but a poor PC game. If Firaxis had made Starships a PC only game from the start, they could have really developed the concept to its full potential and given us a much richer and deeper strategy game. In fact, we see this with XCOM2. There, Firaxis made the decision to go PC only and they produced a fantastic triple A PC game.
  5. CelJaded

    CelJaded DENOUNCING!

    Jun 3, 2015
    United Kingdom
    A little harsh that verdict I'd say, but it certainly wasn't the best effort from Firaxis either.

    I think Starships did a decent job of condensing that epic Civilization feel into a 90-120 minute gaming session, though it really could have done with better optimization for the PC platform as others have already stated.

    Far too easy as well.
  6. Barathor

    Barathor Chieftain

    May 7, 2011
    He's entitled to his own angry opinion, but I think his initial expectations were way off. As said above, it was really a mobile game which was also released on PC.

    I liked Sid's charming little game; especially since it's based off of Beyond Earth. If they would release it for Android, I'd certainly buy it again to play on my phone -- it would be perfect on there. After completing it a few times, when I'm now at my computer, I usually rather play bigger, more complex games.
  7. Syrkres

    Syrkres Chieftain

    Mar 3, 2016
    What would have been cool with Starships is more integration into BE.

    Basically you can either "quickmod" colonize a planet (default) or you can play it out in Civ, basically it would spawn the game with you landing, and (1-x) number of other civilizations already living there. It would share a "similar" economy so investing heavily in a planet comes from your funds from Starship.

    THis would make for "EPIC" games....

    Yeah, playing it on Andriod would be nice, on tablet.
  8. Danthor

    Danthor Chieftain

    Feb 17, 2006
    Punta Arenas, Chile
    I wish I had known this before buying it :(
    I thought it was a full PC game ::(

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