DanTheTerrible wrote:AMX wrote:Just remembered another old game - Perry Rhodan: Operation Eastside.
Gas Giants there could not be settled - but they had moons, and the moons were treated exactly like planets.
No chit? Somebody made a Perry Rhodan game? Man I remember reading those books as a kid. Can I blink on "tell me more"?
Yeah, back in '98 - it was more a "PR flavored" game than an actual PR game, featuring no established charecters and only a very tenuous connection to the plot; but I always rather liked it.
Basically it's a 4x game where you are trying to settle a part of the galactic east right at the time of the Second Empire story - so in addition to the other playable factions (all based on races from the books) you have to deal with the native Blues who start out literally invincible.
Turn-based with optional turn time limits, 3D strategic map*, hex-based tactical combat, multiplayer capable, but only ever published in German and with two completely game-breaking bugs that were never really fixed.
FTR, there have been some actual PR games since than - but they were all point-and-click adventures, also only available in German, and I'm told they were rather bad.
*I may have annoyed Arioch before asking if we could get something similar; it doesn't really have much practical advantage, it just always seemed really neat to me