Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.
I didn’t play any of the Star Control games when they first came out so when I first discovered the second in the series, years after release, it reminded me of Iron Seed. For most people, the situation was probably reversed, 1994’s Iron Seed being vaguely reminiscent of 1992’s Star Control 2. For me, Iron Seed was part of the same family that contained Captain Blood though: weird, trippy sci-fi that blew my tiny mind.