It’s a difficult time to be an optimist about space colonization. Even as the possibility of human civilization living beyond Earth’s gravity comes closer, the reality is weighed down by the bleak situation at home. In the end, even optimists must concede that the prospects of living under a distant sun are likely impossible if we can’t solve the problems we have here on Earth — And from the look of things so far, that’s the premise of Iron Tower Studios’ in-development RPG, Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role-Playing Game.
Author: Josh Tolentino
HIGH A detailed, thoughtful translation of Vampire: The Masquerade to a non-combat RPG format…
LOW …that’s bogged down by technical hiccups and development missteps.
WTF Animation jank adds much-needed levity to the hard life of a vampire.
The American Scream
HIGH A vivid, novel, angry depiction of dystopian America…
LOW …that might be a bit too silly to get the message across. Maybe.
WTF Wizards at Mount Rushmore?
The “Ultimate” Package?
HIGH Three of the wildest visual novel games around in a single bundle…
LOW …but it’s still not complete!
WTF Some of these jokes didn’t age too well.
Be The Giant Robot You Want To See In The World
HIGH Endearing characters and a great sci-fi yarn…
LOW …that I kinda wish was playable without VR.
WTF Doc Julie’s hands!
Above It All
HIGH A relaxing, chill city-builder…
LOW …that might be a bit too chill for some.
WTF Watching resource gliders consume forests like steampunk locusts.
I don’t think it’s a stretch to pronounce 2020 a real Low and WTF of a year.
Day Of The Do-Over
HIGH A new chance to experience a game ahead of its time…
LOW …that still feels a bit dated today.
WTF It’s still nice to find the old Mass Effect 2 DLC armor, though.
The Bot That Leapt Over Time
HIGH Gorgeous artwork complements an enthralling sci-fi narrative.
LOW Gameplay needed more Vanillaware visual flair.
WTF Press triangle to consider the Hemborger!
A Short, Sweet Cuppa
HIGH Brilliant writing and characterization.
LOW What little gameplay it has tends to get in the way.
WTF “You’re not a crab, you’re a bin chicken!”