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SpaceBourne - campaign and open-ended space RPG/sim

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SpaceBourne - campaign and open-ended space RPG/sim

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SpaceBourne just launched out of early access and looks very promising to my eyes. I haven't done a lot of research yet but it basically looks like a more accessible X4 which should interest a lot of people. Here's a snippet of the blurb:
SpaceBourne’s universe has over 100 Solar Systems, over 400 planets and 37 landable Space Stations.

SpaceBourne is designed with total player-freedom in mind. In Spacebourne, the player can mine asteroids, salvage wrecked and derelict ships, hunt bounties, engage in piracy, and explore and discover previously uncharted solar systems and space anomalies like black holes. Besides following the main storyline, the player may also engage in trade, take side missions, help or hinder the various warring races, or even form a force of their own. In all of these activities the player has the freedom to make choices.
"Mainly positive" reviews. There are a few negatives here and there which sound like they have merit, but at £10 I think I might have a punt.
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Went to check it out.

Video looks promising.

Went to check price...

Already in my damn library. :doh:
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Freyland wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:20 am
Went to check it out.

Video looks promising.

Went to check price...

Already in my damn library. :doh:
So say we all. Well this one isn't yet but one day. Ive had it happen many times though.
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Freyland wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:20 am
Went to check it out.

Video looks promising.

Went to check price...

Already in my damn library. :doh:
Heh. Let's have those impressions then!
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FINE I've bought it myself then. Impressions to follow.
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I just bought a similar game called Between the Stars (on GOG)for a couple of bucks extra that looks like this one's brother.
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Paradroid wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:06 pm
FINE I've bought it myself then. Impressions to follow.
Yeah, I have apathy issues, and spend too much time playing PUBG.
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Only just had enough time to do the combat tutorial before bed, but it was promising. Hard to believe this is a one-man dev team. The combat was satisfying with just enough weight to the ships, weapons behaved appropriately, sound and visuals were decent enough. I have two more tutorials to do: the gameplay tutorial and the sandbox tutorial I think. I will aim to have those done within the next day with more impressions to follow.
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dbt1949 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:23 pm
I just bought a similar game called Between the Stars (on GOG)for a couple of bucks extra that looks like this one's brother.
That's been on my wishlist for ages but it's still in early access, and apparently will be until at least next year. :?
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Paradroid wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:24 am
dbt1949 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:23 pm
I just bought a similar game called Between the Stars (on GOG)for a couple of bucks extra that looks like this one's brother.
That's been on my wishlist for ages but it's still in early access, and apparently will be until at least next year. :?
(also in library)
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Well, I finished the tutorials and started a new story game, and I then had to...do the tutorials. :roll:

I actually like it when a game offers you the chance to redo tutorials - I just wish this particular game had warned me that they're built into the story. Oh well. So basically I haven't really made any progress since last night. Proper impressions might actually follow soon!
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dbt1949 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:23 pm
I just bought a similar game called Between the Stars (on GOG)for a couple of bucks extra that looks like this one's brother.
No, they are nothing alike. Between the Stars you control a capital ship and crew, which is very different from Space Bourne, which as others have said is more like X4.
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I am looking forward to some impressions here. This game looks . . . interesting.
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Sorry, I've acquired several new games recently but I will get around to this soon. I've played a tiny amount of the main game now but not enough to post fair impressions yet.
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