Reviews and Problems with Outpost 2: Divided Destiny
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Outpost II takes aim at sleeper original
29 November 1997
Excerpt: Outpost 2 is a wake up call for gamers forced into their sleep chambers by the boring routine of colony management sported by the original Outpost. The plot is basically the same. Survivors from a dead Earth seek a new world. Only this time, the groups really hate each other. At its heart, Sierra's Outpost 2 is a top notch war game. It's as good as Dune II and Command and Conquer, and your units are intelligent and highly detailed.
Summary: "If you liked Civilization and Command & Conquer, you will love Outpost 2!" reads the tag line on Sierra's web page. A more accurate boast would be: "Outpost 2: The Hurry Up and Wait game!" Simply put, Outpost 2 is one of the most tedious, boring games to grace the market in a long time, leaving you very little to do but wait and watch. The first Outpost, a turn-based game, was plagued with a massive number of problems ranging from gameplay problems to technical issues.