The life of a Ranger is full of danger! Space Rangers: Quest is a nostalgic text adventure set in the world of the Space Rangers. Stop the inevitable menace of the Dominators once and for all!Read full description
The life of a Ranger is full of danger! Space Rangers: Quest is a nostalgic text adventure set in the world of the Space Rangers. Stop the inevitable menace of the Dominators once and for all!
Choose your ship and set off on a journey to end the threat of the Dominators and defend organic life in the universe. But don't expect to be hailed as a hero right away - the life of a Ranger is full of danger. Your credits and acclaim will be hard-earned, doing dirty and mostly illegal work. But if you can find all the parts of the space maps, then you'll gain access to the entire galaxy. Look for them in the feebly explored void of interstellar distances, on treacherous space stations or remote planets.
Random events will make many encounters unique - a chance to meet new friends, but also a potential threat that may cost you more than just your money. There are many life forms in the universe, some of them intelligent, other super-intelligent... and some plain stupid.
For a fearless explorer, the world of Space Rangers offers a wide selection of unique opportunities. Like being torn to pieces by pirates, deceived by holograms, chased by hallucinations or the best of them all: obliterated by killer robots.
Space Rangers Quest is a text based science fiction roleplaying adventure game, for those who were waiting on a new Space Rangers game this probably isn't what they were hoping for. The writing itself isn't that memorable or interesting, you won't find the frequent grammar or spelling errors in a lot of lower budget games like this but it isn't up to the writing quality of some other recent games in the genre, such as the Sorcery games or 80 Days, resembling the feel of an average choose your own adventure book. Choices that you make can effect future story elements as you will have credits, an inventory to manage, and your health to consider but with so much of the game spent reading and little in the way of gameplay systems, and with the game taking place in a more stock setting, it is hard to recommend over just finding a good book or better written game.
Space Rangers Quest plays like a rogue-like as it's very easy to paint yourself into a corner and lose the game because you couldn't raise enough money to maintain your resource drainage or hull strength. You can't re-load a previous save apart from the latest autosave, so if you get stuck you are unlikely to ever get out of it. It's extremely harsh and game overs are frequent. There are supposedly 'easy to read puzzles', but I did not find that to be the case for puzzles beyond the introductory ones as they quickly get rather complex to follow and solve. The solutions felt very random or forced many times. The game has plenty of variety in the puzzles and the writing is very good. I wish the game had more leniency, or at least some difficulty options to adjust the game to your skills, but it doesn't. It's a hard game but a good rogue-like puzzle game.
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