The solar system is ravaged. The Earth is gone, shattered to pieces. Nothing remains but a huge ring of rocky debris. Nobody knows why the Gate malfunctioned. It was built to connect our world to other stars, but only a handful of colony ships were sent away before disaster struck. The Gate is believed to have unexpectedly connected to the wrong star -one just going nova. Torrents of gravitational waves flooded our solar system and the Earth was immediately obliterated. The Gate then started connecting to random stars, spewing ashes from dying worlds, radiation from younger suns or even drawing in alien lifeforms. The solar system began to change.
Humans and their machines live on: pockets of civilization have gathered into warring factions. Many adventurers roam the cold wastes in their spaceships, defying death and perils unknown -there are countless tales of monstrous machines and alien creatures preying on hapless ships. Real menaces or mere fantasies ? Who can now part the myth from the ever-changing reality ?
In a world where humans, monsters and machine-gods fight for survival, something will eventually have to give. You play the role of a young adventurer, who just got his hands on his first spaceship, and is determined to make a name for himself. A routine scouting mission turns out to be something much greater when you encounter an A.I. called Ceres.
Single-player tactical space combat.
Lead a squadron of ships and fight through a mission-drive storyline the way you see fit.
Third person view and simple yet deep point-and-click order system.
Your ships not only unleash deadly lasers or missiles, but it is possible to launch hacking attacks to damage or even take control of enemy ships !
Manage your set of skills as you gain experience. Special perks also appear when you perform well.
Hire captains and crews for your squadron’s ships. Watch them gain experience as they fight by your side.
Heavily customize your ships with equipment or weapons of different origins. Modify ship’s modules, armor, weapons, sensors or counter-measures.
Dozens of ship types which can be acquired and commanded, from the smallest corvette to the mightiest battleship.
Advanced damage system: ships can suffer critical and system failures in combat.
Loot anything that floats in space, trade items around the solar system to gain extra income, or salvage wrecked ships and even capture hostile vessels with boarding drones.
Ceres © 2015 Jotunn Games. Developed by Jotunn Games. Licensed exclusively worldwide to and published by Iceberg Interactive B.V. All brands, product names, and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Made in Iceland.
Ceres holds some promise at first, but not enough for a good review. Upon taking a look at the screenshots, one might declare this game was made back in at least 2005, due to the (unusually) low-res textures and mediocre background/skybox. Still, if one is not into graphics, the gameplay is lackluster, unpolished, and it does not hold anything unique. Some issues persist while playing the game, such as poor interaction with the game world and navigation is clunky at best. AI behavior is also not well designed and tend to be more annoying than challenging. If this game was an early-access title, it would be far more understandable and forgivable but it's not thus, the price tag feels like a rip-off due to the lack of quality implemented in Ceres. Thus, I give the game a D for having a fairly interesting story but nothing else in the game shines when it should have.
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