What is it like to command a huge floating donut with aliens?! Have you ever been asked that question? This is Spacebase Startopia and it’s a question we’ll be asking. We’ll also be examining whether it’s worth the effort. I covered the title pre-release, so you can get some information .
A disclaimer is required before I begin this review. So, I’m not just writing this review from the void. Also, because I’m curious about what other people think of the games that I’m reviewing, I read other reviews. These reviews don’t influence my scoring and are not something I disagree with.
I’ve noticed that there’s a lot too much comparison. This is dangerous because it can lead to disappointment if the successor (spiritual or not) doesn’t live up the expectations you had. If you are in this mindset, I believe you will be more critical than someone who is just starting. However, I have no place for comparisons so I see the game from the viewpoint of a complete novice. This is so you don’t have to look for comparisons.
It’s a building simulator that is somewhat similar to Spacebase Startopia . You control a space station where you must maintain the happiness of the aliens living there and earn money for your bureaucratic superiors. VAL makes it all possible. VAL will be your AI. To call her sarcastic would not be an accurate description. Even when you’re doing well a little pat on your back can go a long way in helping you. Because you’re a primitive meat-sack, with the mental capabilities of a cabbage. Is it unreasonable to expect anything less than complete disinterest from your computer?
Each level of Spacebase Startopia has a unique mission. It will require you to accomplish different goals. These missions are simulated for the first three of four. If you don’t do it wrong, you’ll have remote access to the real station. You can multi-task on your space station’s three decks. These decks contain your manufacturing facilities as well as your med-bays and sleeping pods. The business of not giving each one of these three components the attention it deserves is dangerous. No bio-deck, no food. If aliens want to dance, you need a dancefloor. This is where I find a lot of plate-spinning which is something that I love.
The aliens you have in your care are not just there to staff your station. You can hire aliens out of a large pool to make your station run, but they are also on holiday. They’ll not only be annoyed but will tell you why. They might tell you that the place smells bad, and in this case you need to fix it. Some people might tell you they cannot shower so you will need to make an additional berth. This will make you a great host if you are able to pay attention.
Spacebase Startopia a variety of aliens perform different tasks. To make everything work, you’ll need enough. For example, the Dryads look after your bio-dome. They care for the different plants and harvest them while you’re gone. These plants are not only capable of producing oxygen, but also produce leaves. This is essential for basic living. It’s important that you ensure production meets your needs. If your installation isn’t managed by the right aliens, it will just look pretty. You want everything to run smoothly so it’s worth considering.
VAL is constantly in your ears. While you are busy with one of your factories harvesting resources, the other mission will require you to spend considerable time on the biodeck. Sick aliens can be seen wandering around your sub deck, looking for a wing to treat them. They will spread the disease to everyone else if they aren’t taken care of. Infectious bombs are being emitted into your station by your rivals. These will cause the inhabitants to get more than just the sniffles. VAL can quickly notify you about new arrivals, regardless of whether they are breathing. This will allow you to respond to issues as they arise.
Spacebase Startopia – has many things going at once. As someone who has played games with similar themes in the past, this was something that I appreciated. The pressure may frustrate some players who like to move at their own pace. This may not be the right game if you are one of them. Spacebase Startopia provides three difficulty levels. This helps you get in the groove at a pace that is most comfortable for you.