Redshirt PC

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Dec 12, 2013
    80
    I couldn't pull myself away from the addictive nature of Spacebook.
  2. PC Gamer
    Dec 31, 2013
    75
    Smart, savvy, and satirical, but it evokes the drudgery of social media so well it can drag like a long-winded comment thread. [Feb 2014, p.70]
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. Nov 17, 2013
    2
    I was very excited with this one. Wow, a life manager with a science fiction theme? A social network in a space station? Great idea!

    But
    I was very excited with this one. Wow, a life manager with a science fiction theme? A social network in a space station? Great idea!

    But Very Disappointing. A good looking game that results in a poor game play experience. Lots of things on the screen that makes you think "wow, this will be amazing, micromanagement and that kind of cool stuff". But no. All those buttons and panels you can see in the screen shots are not really for play, just to look better. There are a very little few to do while "playing". Is the game itself who plays, not you. It shows a lot of info, menus and "star trek computer looking" window screens but you really don't have any option. Just keep pushing the "next" button.

    Money wasted.
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  2. Nov 15, 2013
    6
    The game's premise is quite good. That's for starters. The story arch is quite good.
    The game revolves around the life story of a red-shirt
    The game's premise is quite good. That's for starters. The story arch is quite good.
    The game revolves around the life story of a red-shirt character, who manages his life through an application named Spacebook. Through this application, we could find new careers, find friends, get friends into events, get latest news, read about our friends, etc.

    The good part :
    - Funny/witty comments/situations. This is a great, fun, and funny game. For example, we could apply job as Automatic Door Greaser, whose job is to prevent the automatic door squeaking when the commander goes around the ship. Or be someone who prevents expletive language from being translated. Or someone whose jobs is to hand the commander the pen.
    - Game has quite a lot of wide selection of skills, which you can't take all of them. You must choose, whether you want to be specialized in Engineering or in Medical, for example.
    - The game has a story. Not just "The Sims" title, there are goals you must accomplish within a set amount of time.

    Bad things :
    - Away missions is way to random. Your friends and you can be killed quite easily, without a modifier or something to prevent that.
    - The game goes boring after a few hours. You go to a job, then go to an activity, rinse and repeat. You have to change your activities every day, but the overall thing is the same.

    In conclusion Nice game, but I don't want to play it very much, but pretty solid game.
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  3. Nov 24, 2013
    4
    Lots of reviews talk about Redshirt as an ironic critique on Facebook (given that it all plays through its equivalent Spacebook), but the gameLots of reviews talk about Redshirt as an ironic critique on Facebook (given that it all plays through its equivalent Spacebook), but the game eventually pushes its imitation too far, so much that it instead becomes more like a homage to Facebook. Which is very boring and makes you think that, if the game had a point, it completely missed it.
    So, in the end, you just play through a UI (and while I love UIs and complex games, this one is pretty clunky, considering the importance it has to the gameplay) to achieve some goals which are all carried out via "fake social relations", as in the true FB. Which again, is very boring and rather annoying.
    Kudos to the developer, considering this is her first game and took her two years. But honestly I couldn't give it more than a 4.
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