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  • Summary: Step into the role of Daniel Hanson, commander of the first mission to a remote planet called Meridian. Assured of the fact that the planet is uninhabited, the unexpected reception of a distress call from the surface could mean many things, none of which you are prepared for.
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Oct 23, 2014
    50
    Meridian: New World is a classic strategy game. It lacks in variety, but remains fun and effective. Too bad that the visuals have not been worked more.
  2. Indisputable evidence of Ed’s hard work is the appearance of the game: nice graphics with a decent development of the landscape and models and simple but functional interface. However, we doubt that a handful of Meridian nice features will attract anyone but the most devoted fans of game design of the early nineties. [Nov 2014, p.100]
  3. Oct 23, 2014
    40
    Meridian: New World feels like a game that has fallen out of early access far too early.
  4. Dec 3, 2014
    30
    Boring and poorly programmed real-time strategy lacks even the very basics to be at least average game. The lack of multiplayer in combination with enjoyable stupid AI and poor content condemns Meridian: New World for immediate oblivion.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. Sep 27, 2014
    10
    With price slightly above 10€ is game really good,it was not meant to competition with AAA production,gameplay is similar to starcraft fromWith price slightly above 10€ is game really good,it was not meant to competition with AAA production,gameplay is similar to starcraft from blizzard,but with fresh new ideas like stealth mission and even tower defense passage. And because it is indie,i give it 10/10.
    Story looks interesting - you can influence the direction of the story,you can talk with your crew.
    I'm having fun with the game and it is most important.
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  2. Oct 30, 2014
    5
    One of these games where it is hard to decide how to approach the review.This game is more or less low priced, there is no chance to competeOne of these games where it is hard to decide how to approach the review.This game is more or less low priced, there is no chance to compete with AAA games when it comes to the visuals.And here begins my problem!The visuals are great!Not for a low priced game, its more than just ok.But lets get into detail:

    Visuals:Like i said, ok to good.No complaints here, the art design is ok too.The short cutscenes are ok, not well made but watcheable.The colores are bright, depends on you if this is a pro or a con.Youll always recognize your units.Between the missions the visuals are not that great.You can walk around on your ship, that part looks crappy and far too dark.Too bad, but for the price its still ok.

    Sound:The voiceacting is ok.Some actors are better, seen worse.Of course, the units say something when you click on them.These short voiceovers suck.The fighters for example.Sometimes i cant understand them.Could be better, but its a minor complain.The music is ok.In the menu its realy great, in missions its not that good but that might be my taste.

    Gameplay:This is the area where if thought i would find strongpoints.But in the end, this is the weakest part in the game.Why?Die Pathfinding is horrible, the AI too.Most of the missions are really boring.Youll have to fight off waves of enemys in a tower defense section for example.Good idea but poorly implemented.You, as the command, got skills.You can heal your units for example.Problem is, the units move so fast and hover over the field that youll miss with many skills.This is espacially problematic with airunits.Sometimes youll miss the spot of the unit you want to heal.The skill will heal the wrong unit.In some missions the skills are important.Youll need to fill up the skill-o-meter to use the skills in battle.Youll need to invest more time in some missions than you need to because of that.Not a great design decision.

    Conclusion:Is this game any good?YES IT IS!Right now its on sale for 7,49€. thats a bargain if you love old school RTS games.But i think for me the game is just interesting because of the story.The missions itself are boring, C+C style.Not enough to keep me interested.If you love the old C+C games you can add 2-3 points.For me its a solid 5 because of the cons ive mentioned.
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