Reviews and Problems with DarkStar One: Broken Alliance
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28 December 2014
Summary: The only xbox 360 space sim game and it is awful. Flying the ship around feels like wading through mud with poorly mapped (and unchangeable) controls and endless repetitive pointless cut scenes. The game has to load when jumping between star systems... Elite, the original space sim from the 1980s didn't have to load when jumping between star systems! And, my god, the voice acting... makes The only xbox 360 space sim game and it is awful.
Summary: The game starts out rather fun. It was extremely promising, but after the introduction when you're supposed to go off on your own and choose your quests as RPGs often make you do, I was lost, and the controls (especially going into hyperspace) are hard to remember, and even if you can remember, the game is hard to control. The story is cheesy, cliche sci-fi. Evil totalitarian government, check. Main character's deceased father was famous, check. Smartass pilot, check.
Summary: I loved DarkStar One on my PC. So much so that when I accidentally found a version for teh Xbox 360 I immediately bought it. BIG MISTAKE! The Xbox version of this game is done by amateurs who don't know anything a about flight/space sims, and that's why this version is crap that I will never play again. And it simply comes down the controls. You see...from the Wright brothers to the Space I loved DarkStar One on my PC.
Summary: I am an old PC gamer, and I still play a round of AGE II several times a week on average. The reason I hunted down Dark Star One, was that one day I wanted to play FREELANCER. I got out my disc, loaded it up, and promptly found the online servers had gone the way of the Dodo. I know I could host my own on my laptop, but no one was likely to see it anyways, so I knew I was pretty much limited to single player.
Summary: This game is really neat. Basically, it is a flight simulator. There are no ground missions. The graphics are pretty good. Space looks terrific, as do all of the ship and bases. The special affects are pretty cool. Sound is well done. There are various different music scores that play while you are cruising through space or fighting. The voice acting is also well done. Your ship, the Dark Star One, is state-of-the-art and is more advanced than most other star vessels.