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Star Relic

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May 23, 2010 | 9:35 AM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place May 24, 2010

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A turn-based tactics game - 3 races wage war over the sacred Star Relic. 3 campaigns, 3 different races, 16 unique units, different skills, and a unique, never seen before tactical mechanic.

Extended Information:
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Star Relic is a turn-based tactics game where players have to defeat their opponents using different units and skills. The game is played like any other turn-based game - players create units, move them around the board, attack enemy units and so on.

In Star Relic, it's pretty similar - players warp-in their fleets through special units called Warp Gates and the goal is to destroy the enemy's Gate.

But that's not all. The board rotates with every turn clockwise. Since it is made by different layers ('orbits'), the board changes dynamically throughout the game, forcing the players to adapt and analyze how the board will look like in future turns.

The game has 2 modes:

Story Mode - 3 different campaigns (one for each of the game's races), with 9 missions each, 30 different skills and a developing story.
Single Battle - Play against a friend in hotseat or against the CPU.

Fur further instruction check out the in-game tutorial.

Reviews


SilentSpeakerSilentSpeaker

Rated 5 / 5 stars

What a fascinating game!

I have to admit that, though this game has very simple rules, it can be quite challenging at times. On top of that, the various units add some very interesting twists to an already interesting experience.

For example, the missile frigate's ability to shoot around corners proved to be a unique advantage when playing as a Human, and the fact that the Klosian ion cannon can literally shoot all the way across the board forced me to keep my eyes open for possibilities. Also, the first time a ring of the board failed to rotate when playing against the Sodinar, my jaw almost dropped! (It was especially annoying because it left a repair platform fixed in place next to the Sodinar warp gate.)

I considered dropping my rating to 4.5 stars for the buggy AI, but then I figured that if the AI was always so smart, it would be a much more difficult game.



13Anime1313Anime13

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great game

or atleast untill the map dont fully rotate and it freezes. if you could fix this problem it would be one of the best internet games



Regulus17Regulus17

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Unique, fun gameplay, with a few minor drawbacks.

I really enjoyed the gameplay in this game. It was strategic while not being overly complex, and the different races were good for variety, and appeared to be pretty well balanced as far as I could tell. The music was pretty good for ambiance but doesn't really stick out. The voice-overs were of good quality, though a few were a bit irritating, namely the Klosian units which weren't really good when one repeatedly selects units, and the Missile Frigate (Ready? BOOM!) Visuals were good too. The story was a bit sparse however.

Now for some minor drawbacks - first off, the A.I. could use a bit of work. Enemy units would get in each other's way when they could more gracefully cooperate. The Klosian unit "Singularity" was never used by the A.I. in my experience, and just acted as expensive cannon fodder. And there was a small glitch affecting Logistics units, which would cause them to appear to be in a different grid, perhaps off the map entirely, though it is fixed when the unit is ordered to move.

Overall though, I have to say I enjoyed the game, and am looking forward to your future developments.


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LuridHopeLuridHope

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Surreal space odyssey

Pro voice overs and ethereal alien race dynamics perpetuate addictive, hypnotic, and intuitive (rather than starkly) strategic gameplay.



SkamRulezSkamRulez

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice game

Hi,

i like the game, and i played all missions. I would give 10 Points, if there wouldn't be the little bug:

I played the Sodinar in lvl 9, and i build a lot of starcores (the one, which stops the rotation). As i put one starcore on each row(that means no more rotation), the flash crashed, and i couldn't do anymore.

Hope this descriptions helps you to manage this bug.
But all in all its a fantastic games.


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Indigon responds:

This was fixed in a version I just uploaded. Thanks for the heads up!