‘Out There’ Receives 9/10

Posted: April 10, 2014 by Ian Gaudreau in Gamenomics - Video Games, Steam, PC, & Indie Games
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Out There Title

You are an astronaut awaking from cryonics not in the solar system, but… out there… in a far and unknown place of the galaxy. In Out There, you will have to survive, patching your ship with what you can gather drifting in the void, and spot garden planets to refill your oxygen supply.

Space is an hostile place ; dangerous and mysterious adventures will mark each step of your travel. You will not only meet intelligent species that won’t care about you, but also deal with ancient powers linked to your destiny and the fate of mankind itself.

Survival and understanding of what is really at stake in the galaxy is the core of what Out There has to offer.

Mi-Clos Studio recently released Out There, a strategy-mangement game created for the IOS and Android, where every decision you make has a consequence.  Your objective is to make it to a far away star in the solar system, but in order to do so, you have to hop from star to star gathering resources as you go.  Every decision, whether you or drilling for resources or traveling to a new star, uses some type of resource: fuel, oxygen, or iron (damage).  The player must navigate from star to star by effectively managing their resources.  However, this can be no easy task.  Encountering alien life, getting hit by rogue asteroids, and breakable equipment makes the game new and different with each play.

Out There definitely receives the Game&Comic stamp of approval.  We will say, however, that this is a game that you cannot judge by solely watching YouTube trailers.  There is a lot of tapping and clicking, with no fast movement gameplay through your space adventure.  Fortunately, as you begin to play, your imagination immediately takes over through reading captain’s journal entry, visiting different planets, learning alien words, etc.  We were pleasantly surprised by how much fun we had with each excursion into space.

What we enjoyed most about Out There was how creative the story can get with such a simple gameplay concept.  Just when you think you have mastered the gameplay, your ship takes colossal damage from an asteroid field or you offend an alien race by saying the wrong thing.  Having to salvage abandoned ships, repair parts, or craft new technologies are only some of the innovative ideas that this game has in store.  Out There has a really high replay value, but in no way is this a short playthrough.  You can easily bank hours into this game at a very fair price of $3.99.

Overall, Out There is a wonderful space adventure strategy game, fit for the space adventurer and gaming enthusiast.  We are sure that Out There is worth the price and will keep you entertained time and time again.

Rating Score: 9/10

You can check out and download Out There at their website.

 

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