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Sword of the Stars

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Expert Review

CVG
28 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The developers at Kerberos Productions bring us Sword of the Stars: The Pit, and it’s expansion ‘Mindgames’ - an action roguelike with a neat sci-fi flair. Putting my experience into words, after play SotS is like trying to continue walking, after being pounded into the ground, tossed around a bit, and then being flung off a cliff: practically all of which happened to me, in SotS, several times over.
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You Won't See Bottom

GameCritics.com
21 December 2013
  • Conclusion: I starved to death because I didn't eat for an hour? Do I have a tapeworm?
  • Pros: Using psychic powers to crush foes in a cloud of shrapnel.
  • Cons: Going five levels in a row without finding a single bullet.
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Overall 8
7.5

Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: The original Sword of the Stars games were deep and complex space strategy games akin to the Galactic Civilizations franchise. Sword of the Stars: The Pit takes place onboard a ship in space, but that is where the similarities to past games end. The Pit is a roguelike, giving the player control of a single character in hopes of surviving until the end against all odds. The genre jump is a drastic change, likely in an attempt to appeal to a brand new audience.
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Sword of the Stars: The Pit

NZGamer.com
24 April 2013
  • Excerpt: In space, no one can hear you scream. In your living room, however, your neighbours probably can, so don't..
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Sword of the Stars: The Pit Review

GameBanshee
10 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Overall, Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a quality roguelike which provides a pretty full-featured character system, a good roster of enemies to fight, lots of equipment and items to use, a fairly extensive (if contrived) crafting system, and, perhaps most importantly for it, attractive presentation and accessible gameplay.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sword of the Stars

Fragland
26 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Ruimtereizen, het koloniseren van andere planeten en alles wat daarbij hoort zijn dankbare onderwerpen voor vele verhalen, films, series en games. Ook Sword of the Stars speelt zich af in de ruimte en brengt ons terug naar de oude dagen van het genre: oldskool gameplay geüpdated dus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Awesome multiplayer, Short, quick maps, Pretty cheap
  • Cons: Awful visuals, Single-player lacks narrative progression, New features aren't noticeable
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Overall 7
7.0

Sword of the Stars

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Breakneck turn-based game, Online play (first of its kind), Just-the-facts interface
  • Cons: Missing interface options, summary screens, Shallow real-time combat options, Patchtacular
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Overall 8
7.7

Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: These included features add a lot of new and much tougher challenges; this is not a very friendly expansion to new players. If you haven’t played Sword of the Stars before then really you’d be better getting to grips with the original before attempting to graduate through Born of Blood. One thing I always love about this game is the clean and lean UI, while notably still; navigating the 3D galaxy is far from a walk in the park.
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Overall 8
7.5

Review: Sword of the Stars: The Pit is fun, but plays by the rules a little too much

GameZone
2 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Roguelikes such as FTL and The Binding of Isaac manage to encapsulate a lot of the charm that was so prevalent in the genre to begin with. At the same time, these experiences feel fresh because they incorporate gameplay elements that aren’t seen in these types of games too often. FTL is particularly interesting, as it is one of the deepest experiences you could possibly hope for, as far as roguelikes are concerned, thanks to its many gameplay systems.
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