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Space Siege - Reviews @ TrustedReviews, CrispyGamer

by Dhruin, 2008-08-27 23:36:17

Doesn't look like the tide is going to turn for Space Siege with another pair of disappointing reviews.  First, TrustedReviews (thanks Blue's) hands down 4/10:

I'm sorry, Space Siege, but our brief time together has come to an end. I know what you're trying to say. “Why stop now? I have so much more to offer if only you'd give me the chance.” Unfortunately, I just don't think I can face another minute in your company. The truth is that I'm tired of you, Space Siege. I'm not sure I could make it to the end of your single-player campaign, even if I wanted to. And as for sharing you with others, well, why on earth do you think I'd want to do that?

...and CrispyGamer's Troy Goodfellow says "Fry it":

This is especially apparent in the human vs. cybernetic debate I mentioned earlier. Every time you install a new part, your humanity level drops, but since your ship is mostly empty, you never get to see what this means. Will people see you differently as a half-human/half-robot monstrosity? Even the Cassandra who warns against this sort of modification seems perfectly content to work with you even as you become more artificial, so I doubt it. The cyborgs you slay don't seem to recognize you as one of them, either, even though the writing and setup assure you that these choices are momentous.

In fact, so much is made of the struggle between cybernetic enhancements and true humanity that I can't help but suspect that part of the game is missing, that someone somewhere ran out of time. This missing center of the game only draws attention to how pedestrian the rest of Space Siege is. You ride a subway to a new location and kill more aliens. You ride an elevator, activate an item and wait for your new orders. The sense of disappointment wouldn't be so acute it Space Siege's developers hadn't spent months talking about the dramatic choices you would have to make in their story. The plot and some items point to this concept being central to the original design, but all we get in the end are corridors of nasties that need to be cleansed.


Source: Blues News

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Space Siege

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-fi
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released


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