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Spacebase Startopia

Publisher: KalypsoMediaGroup

  • Price: $49.99
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • When it comes to management simulations there’s no question that the pickings on the Switch are pretty slim, indeed, so when any new ones come along I have no doubt genre fans are immediately curious for details. While you can see the effort to try to make SS approachable, humorous, and perhaps at least a little challenging with its multiple levels and unique concepts, unfortunately it’s plagued by more troubles than it has successes. Without a doubt the killer issues are the clumsy and cumbersome controls and the interface scheme that I have no doubt worked reasonably well on PC but have not been given the proper attention and care being converted over to a console experience. While it’s undoubtedly not an easy nut to crack, the fact is there are other conversions in the space already on the eShop that don’t just do it better, but do it better to an enormous degree. Beyond that it also just feels like the experience is lacking in distinctive personality, something its competition (not to name names but specifically Two Point Hospital and Rollercoaster Tycoon 3) gets far more right. The result is a bit frustrating. Perhaps engaging play could have compensated for lacking controls or vice versa, but in this case unless you’re really starved for something just a little different there are better options out there to consider.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.3]

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