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Before King's Bounty There Was...

I find myself reviewing Space Rangers 2: Reboot for PC Gamer magazine UK. Which is their business entirely, so you won’t hear any opinion on it from me here, bar linking to the review if it ends up online. But! It did create a little brain-tickle of worry that we hadn’t mentioned this revised version of the old multi-genre dear on RPS. Why should you care? Well, because it’s what many of the folks who are now known as Katauri Interactive did before the wondrous King’s Bounty: The Legend, and because it’s a game Kieron scored 9/10 to back when most publications were entirely dismissing it because it had a silly name and a low budget.
It’s a sprawling, weird, ever-changing, incomparable thing. Will the spit’n’polished Reboot version (new maps, a new 3D engine for the planetary battles) improve the crazed experience? Hopefully one of these other buggers can tell you at some point. There’s a trailer of sorts below, though it doesn’t paint as clear a picture as Girren’s review or Bill Harris’ delighted write-up, naming it his PC game of 2005.

That’s from the Rise of the Dominators expansion from a while back. This’un gives more of a sense of the various modes, but unfortunately has been soundtracked at random by an idiot.

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