~bold words which may or may not, ring true in all the wrong ways.
The Starship Damrey starts out so well and does so many things right. I lay in bed with a smile on my face for the first 5 minutes of the game, genuinely excited to see what would happen.
Shortly after, I lost all interest.
There are simply too many inconsistencies in the game. Sound, or rather the lack of it, is one such problem. The game asks you to wear earphones for greater immersion and then punishes you with monotonous and boring bleeps and bloops. Where is the atmosphere and unnerving ambiance this game begs for? All I could find was an empty silence, which fell flatly on my ears.
The graphics are decent but hampered by controls that feel clunky to the point of bordering on the annoying. Why the developers limited your movements to 90 degree increments during first-person segments is beyond me. This stilted movement impedes your main objective, exploring a deserted spaceship.
|The elephant in the room|
It just felt.. incredibly disappointing, and it is right about here where I stopped playing.
The Starship Damrey could have been amazing but instead feels unfinished. What should have been a fantastic experience, ended up as something which feels like it wants to be Snatcher or Policenauts-like. Perhaps that is just me wanting it to be more than it is.
I will still finish it one day simply to see where the story goes, but right now I'm in the mood for fun, not irritation.