070 - STAR VOYAGER

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STAR VOYAGER

Episode 070


OUR THOUGHTS

MIKE

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Star Voyager is unlike any other game you’re going to play on the NES. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be good. This is a game where you travel around space using the world’s worst compass hoping that you find…anything…and that you know what to do when the time finally comes. In many ways Star Voyager is a simulator game that is simulating nothing we know. The UI and gameplay may be a complete mess, but that doesn’t mean the game is without it’s surprises. Star Voyager, for all of it’s flaws, continued to surprise me with how “out there” it went. There’s space combat like Tie Fighter, world exploration like No Man’s Sky, fuel management like Raid on Bungeling Bay, and a giant hard to navigate map like Deadly Towers. These things don’t make the game great, they make it unique. And that’s really the best thing Star Voyager has to offer. An NES experience unlike any other even if it is a soul crushingly non-fun game.

THE VERDICT - NOT ESSENTIAL

Nice little cutscene before the action…

Nice little cutscene before the action…

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