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Man Solo: Smugglers IV Demo

I've been easing into the morning with a demo of Matrix-published Niels Bauer Games-developed turn-based space-exploration thing. It's basically Elite... but turn-based. Get missions, screw your reputation, shoot mercenaries and similar. At least with the equipment in the demo - they stress there's a lot more in the full version - the combats are pretty repetitive, but it basically seems like a more-complicated long-form version of Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, with some role-playing-game-esque skill-trees. To be honest, with the right implementation, I'd almost rather play an Elite clone like this rather than something like X. The interesting thing is the choices, not the flying. You can find more info here but there's no video online, so instead I'll link to Reel 2 Reel (feat. the Mad Stuntman)'s I Like To Move It instead. The "It" in question being "resources from a low-price planet to a high-price one".

I've always considered RPS the mad-stuntman of PC videogame blogs. Because I've never pretended I was bright.

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