Meridian: New World
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An accomplished, old-school, indie, futuristic Sci-fi RTS with RPG elements!!
Play as Daniel Hanson, commander of the first expedition to planet Meridian and uncover the dark secrets it holds! Shape the world around you with every decision you make and through every dialogue with your crew. Meridian: New World offers countless options to devise your own strategy, including various equipment options for your units and special abilities for you to rely upon. Use your abilities anywhere on the battlefield and turn the tide of battle by weakening the enemy troops. Alternatively take the covert approach and sabotage the enemy power supply to shut down their production. You can rely entirely on researching superior weapons or special abilities. Or you can risk building a large economy, constructing a massive army from your enormous resources. The strategy you use and how many troops you sacrifice to reach your goal will influence the attitude of your crew towards you. Are you ready to shape the history of galactic colonization?
Brought to you as the brainchild of Ede Tarsoly - the sole man behind Elder Games - Meridian: New World was mostly received with disbelief and awe at the fact that it's a one-man production. While it remains true that Ede is the source of every detail of the game, some assets were created by his friends Balázs Bodnár, Tamás Gyermán and Gábor Menyhárt, who are credited with their contribution.
- Engaging and original story with varied missions
- A single player game
- Polished, dynamic and fluid unit control
- Beautiful graphics; realistic environments
- Amazing immersive music
A singe player campaign to rule them allWiesler | Sept. 27, 2014 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
The lack of multiplayer may be the toughest part of this game to swallow. The polish and mechanics are wonderful and the game feels solid on multiple levels. The campaign feels like a classic, and the mission feel well mixed and fun. The single player is incredibly strong, so much so that you may not even miss the multiplayer. However, that is such a tough call to make these days because I know that Warcraft and Starcraft still get tons of play time for their multiplayer.
That being said, there are some flaws. I ran into optimization issues and some wonky controls every now and then. I also felt like the pacing more mechanics and action were a bit off some times. The voice work is not always top notch, but I feel like that is a minor issue.
I respect the developer's choice to focus on single player, and I think they did a fantastic job. I will admit it's not perfect nor is it for everyone, but I think this is a pretty solid recommendation on sale. I am scoring a bit higher because I appreciate the bold move.