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Starsector 0.95.1a is out! (12/10/21); Blog post: Hyperspace Topography (10/12/22)

Author Topic: A Starsector Review; or How I Brought about the Second Collapse.  (Read 1105 times)

BucketOfBolts

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Starsector is one of the most brilliant works of art I have ever played.

I recently dived into the game seriously this past week and I have hardly slept for joy.

To Alex and the other artists who have been working on this game, a standing ovation to you. I have not had this much immersion, fun, or sleepless nights since I was a child. I started as a lone smuggler and worked my way all the way up to head of a galactic conglomerate that eventually caused the Second Collapse of the universe through excessive AI integration. And each day I find whole new systems of incredible game design to marvel at.

You have nailed the games atmosphere through story, visuals, music, incredible layered systems, and a respect for the player that is so alien to the current industry. You have created not a game but a world to live in and do as they please. The backend systems and details are so incredibly diverse and complex and yet stay in the background, waiting to be discovered, like so much in the Starsector  universe.

Bravo! Bravo! I cannot wait to dive in again after this message, and to finally play the full game when it is out. Truly a work for the ages and for all time!

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Alex

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Re: A Starsector Review; or How I Brought about the Second Collapse.
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2022, 06:32:18 PM »

Hi - thank you so much! I'm really happy you're having so much fun with it, that really means a lot to me! <3
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Re: A Starsector Review; or How I Brought about the Second Collapse.
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2022, 07:20:11 AM »

:D
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Re: A Starsector Review; or How I Brought about the Second Collapse.
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2022, 08:50:23 AM »

I purchased Starsector 3 years ago as part of the initial Sseth Swarm. Never regretted it since, I've gotten more enjoyment out of this $15 indie game than the great majority of $60 AAA games I've played.
Thanks to Sseth for letting us know about this hidden gem, and thanks to Alex and his fellow devs for creating it!
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Re: A Starsector Review; or How I Brought about the Second Collapse.
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2022, 08:59:39 AM »

I must agree. I reinstall Starsector every few months for another playthrough or two.
9 years and counting!
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Re: A Starsector Review; or How I Brought about the Second Collapse.
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2022, 03:33:52 PM »

Just wait until he discovers mods!
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