Promising Titles: Starfarer and Xenonauts

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Hello again everyone!

Today I'll be doing a double update on another two promising titles. Let's start with Starfarer. Starfarer is a space strategy game with RPG influences. Eventually the game will have an sandbox galaxy in which you can raise a fleet and go on mining operations, trade or fight your way to richdom and fame. The game's graphical style looks quite a lot like SPAZ (Space Pirates and Zombies) which was also a (somewhat) sandboxy space warfare title. While fun, SPAZ doesn't have the in depth fighting mechanics that Starfarer has. There is a alpha version available right now at a discounted price and you'll receive any updates for free. I would've liked the combat to be a bit slower, but that's mostly because I just prefer heavy shootouts with very bulky ships and loads of lasers. The game will have mod support for new weapons, ships and mission so we might even see slower and bulkier ships in the game that way. There is a video below which will explain and show you more.

The second title is Xenonauts which is basically an improved remake of the original X-Com. For any of you that don't know X-Com, it's one of the best turn based strategy games ever made. Xenonauts has been in development for some time now and it was one of the very few games to look forward to as X-Com fan. Especially since 2K announced the new X-Com game to be a FPS (bloody idiots). Only recently Firaxis decided to make a true new X-Com game. I'm not sure if this will hurt the sales of Xenonauts since they are now not the only X-Com game out there and the one made by Firaxis will have a much higher production value. So make sure not to ignore the great work done by the guys behind Xenonauts. Xenonauts also has a alpha version available at a lower price right now. There's also a video below showing you more about the game. Both videos are from TotalBiscuit which is quite possibly the best youtube channel for PC gamers.




22 comments

Scott | January 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I'm a huge fan of X-COM and the one you're talking about sounds freakin' tight! Follow for good measure. Maybe I'll have to do a review of X-COM UFO Defense!

House of Cahn | January 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

great post, now following

im looking to get rid of my console anfd become a pc gAMER

Rachel Neilson | January 15, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Great review, I can see you are very passionate :D

InfinitePlans | January 15, 2012 at 10:45 PM

That space game looks really cool, might have to check it out!

Kristjan | January 16, 2012 at 4:05 AM

They both look pretty cool.

SamHogg | January 16, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Love the 'WTF??' Series, now following!!

hayate | January 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Looks interesting! Now following.

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Miki | January 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I used to play some AFK strategies but lately I've kind of forgot about them, however they both look pretty good I might get back to them. Nice blog by the way.

MadTingz | January 16, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Both games look cool man, nice read, following now!

Mikeey07 | January 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Awesome man, good work keep it up!

Cross | January 16, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Hey, great stuff. Followed

Cranky and Difficult | January 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM

As always, a great post on a great blog.

On a side note, anyone else having trouble getting the comments box to come up on blogger sites using Firefox? I just had to clear my cache, mess with the 3rd party cookie settings, and do a rain dance to get it to come up here...

Zap McBlowfist | January 17, 2012 at 3:38 PM

wow x com /swoon

great blog/post +FOLLOWING

Faust | January 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Nobody else thought that the WTF Is Starfarer was a bit boring? I felt like it carried on for far too long...

Rau | January 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New post coming soon!

watchr54 | January 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM

might be worth a check out

Archembo | January 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM

This Xenonauts game is actually very similar to Sabre Team, the one in my top ten. Well Xenonauts will probably be easier to use and will obviously have better graphics. Pretty cool stuff.

DanRobitzski | January 21, 2012 at 4:59 AM

I'm going to have to try these.

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