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The main value of this third chapter is the same as its predecessor, that is, the amount of content: in Starpoint Gemini Warlords there are so many things to do, much more than what the player faced in the past, because the typical space-sim mechanics are now accompanied by so many other content borrowed from other genres, such as 4x and role-playing games , and everything is seasoned with the usual full freedom of being what you want in a borderless space.
The campaign is present, but it is certainly not the strength of the title, among forgettable characters and typical sci-fi clashes and revised in series such as Star Trek or Battlestar Galactica. In addition, the events link directly to where they ended at Starpoint Gemini 2taking advantage of a lot of things, with the consequent risk of placing the player in a totally devastated environment without any explanation of what the Gemini industry is and why it is isolated on the planet Phaeneros.
Anyway, for those interested in the long plot, the title includes a rich encyclopedia – called Geminipedia – that contains all the information collected during the adventure and that goes fishing from the past of the major factions. Of course it’s all in English, like the rest of the game.
The singleplayer campaign, however, is a bonus because it runs from a rich and exhaustive tutorial and brings the player step by step to the many facets of which Starpoint Gemini Warlords, a title in which the risk of getting lost in the vast space without having the slightest idea of what to do is very concrete. Indeed, without the first introductory missions it is quite likely that many would not even understand how to operate engines and move their spaceships, how to boost it and how to read the map of play.
Every day a different job
Our advice is therefore to move the first steps in the universe of Starpoint Gemini Warlords by following the campaign to get familiar with the many gaming mechanics but, once learned all the knowledge, to abandon a missile scheme to say the true slow and unfulfilled, to devote himself freely to what is preferred in one of the five different open scenarios. What is the main activity in the various Starpoint Gemini Warlordssectors?
Truthfully, there is not one that prevails over the others, because the beautiful thing is that every player can freely follow the way he prefers, developing his character without many barriers. Just like in a GDR, the first request is precisely the creation of its virtual alter ego, which will be decided on the portrait and some basic information, but above all the spaceship with which to start the adventure.
Hand in hand the goals and assignments are completed, the player accumulates experience points and new perk to unlock in a special menu: do not expect the depth of an old GDR but between multiple choice dialogs and the growth system , Starpoint Gemini Warlordsit is also a good role-playing game.
Also, but not only because, in this new chapter, the Croatian team has also added 4x impressions, useful to give an adequate sense of growth to its faction, with an empire that expands and grows in the various sectors but that, in order to respond to the constant threats of neighbors, needs to set up new outposts and build resource gathering centers to allow the player to develop an ever more powerful fleet and to enrich and grow their own.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords is a game, indeed a dynamic, dynamic world, where about sixty factions live their history of alliances and faults, and where the player can act as best he believes, as an intergalactic sweeper who lives by recovering materials from wrecks scattered between asteroids, or as mercenary and hunter of size or, moreover, as a real pirate, always ready to embark on some clash to take advantage of chaos, break down a couple of enemy ships, and plunder the booty.
Of course, fire without restraint on everything that moves in space is not a wise choice and without consequences, because the risk of creating enemies throughout the galaxy is quite plausible and the logbook, instead of presenting quiet retrieval tasks or escort, he begins to fill himself with suicide missions.