Strategy games heavy on strategy and the management of resources have been gaining ground and taking a variety of forms over the years. While many times the focus is on things like production lines or working facilities of some kind, in this case you’re trying to command the crew on a ship, attempting to balance steady work with keeping morale high and your stores stocked the best you can. After a pretty painfully lengthy tutorial that gives you a lot of information, unfortunately the mix of pretty poor overall console controls and a general lack of practical application of the things you learned leads to some pretty horrible growing pains as you try to get much of anything going in your favor. Trying to activate the stations or gear that you even know you want to focus on can be frustrating, and your first few attempts will likely be a disaster as you fight with what you’ve been told and how to hope to apply it. Even once you’ve overcome this initial aggravation your control simply feels detached particularly with elements like combat that could have helped to pull in interest, leaving the whole experience a bit of a tedious mess.
Justin Nation, Score: