the Ur-Quan Masters

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the Ur-Quan Masters

#1 Post by eleazar » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:21 pm

A reincaration of the commercial game Star Control II.
This game is on the edge between strategy and arcade game. OK, maybe only a little strategy.

I'm not much for twitch games, so i haven't finished it. What i particularly like is the slightly twisted space-opera universe they've created. Aliens tend to act non-human at least to some degree.

So i recommend it to your notice for it's story and characters.

I would love to see a strategy game with an involved story like this...

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#2 Post by Moriarty » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:00 pm

Last time I tried it I had no idea what was going on (and I have played Star Control (not sure which one, 2 or 3)). Is it better now - as in is there actually a game in there or is it like FO = unplayable in present form?

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#3 Post by eleazar » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:08 pm

yeah, it works. i played it for hours without encountering anything broken.

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#4 Post by Moriarty » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:43 pm

You're right. I'm probably half-way through by now and I've only enountered one (obscure) bug. Personally I'd number it 0.9 not 0.5.

And the one I've played before would have been star-control 3 then as this is SC2. Both are excellent games and I see why these folks wanted to re-incarnate SC2.

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#5 Post by grinningman » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:45 pm

I love this game, mostly for the dialogue. It's clever, laugh out loud funny, and there are some genuinely interesting SF ideas, IMO anyway. Last I heard the makers of the original game, Toys for Bob - http://www.toysforbob.com , were trying to make a sequel (Star Control 3 was not made by them).
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#6 Post by Aquitaine » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:04 pm

Star Control 2 was one of the best games of its time. I think I was, I don't know, 12 or 13 when it came out. Ur-Quan masters is a great project - I played through the whole thing about a year ago or so and it worked pretty well.
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Re: the Ur-Quan Masters

#7 Post by Cyber Killer » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:18 pm

I remember trying this game a long while ago and I was struck down by the interface - I didn't have any idea what or how to do anything. Maybe a manual would help, but I didn't stumble upon one.

I'd really like to play this, cause I saw many really good opinions about this game.

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Re: the Ur-Quan Masters

#8 Post by kroddn » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:22 pm

Try it! I played Starcontrol II on an amiga with joystick... a long long time ago. And I player "the Ur-Quan Masters" some months ago, its a very good "reincarnation".

The interface of "the Ur-Quan Masters" is quite simple (4-direction-keys + 2 Action keys), but you need to know the keyboard bindings - I don't remember them, but have a look at the manual.

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