Posts Tagged ‘Star Control 2’

Have You Played… Star Control 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

And yes, I’m calling it that, because as wonderful as the modern version is, ‘The Ur-Quan Masters’ [official site] is the worst name imaginable this side of Poopy McPoop’s Wacky Space Hijinx.

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Star Control Reboot Is A Prequel, Includes Multiplayer

It's a lot like Mass Effect.

If you’re going to revive an old game series in spaceyear 2014, it may as well be a space game. That’s what everyone else is doing, including Brad Wardell’s Stardock with the Star Control series.

In an interview with Ars Technica, Wardell confirmed some of the details, including that the game is a prequel and that it’ll have multiplayer.
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Ur-Quan Masters HD: A Star Control 2 Remake

Not a terribly representative screenshot, but I couldn't not post that guy's expression

Star Control, and particularly its embiggened sequel, is one of those classics of the 1990s that, while it perhaps doesn’t inspire quite as much mass veneration as some of its early-PC peers, has remained beloved and deathless in the long years since release. Ur-Quan Masters was an ambitious and well-received fan-made (and free) remake of its galactic exploration and roleplaying, interspecies chat and spaceship-based shooty bang-bang, and it now adds the mandatory ‘HD’ designation and associated heightened graphcisability.
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