Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. The balance between the board game / influence style of play and using cards to turn the tables on an opponent works out extremely well, and the amount of cards that you can get and combinations to add into your decks is impressive.
  2. This brilliantly desinged game breaks out of the cliches of the collectible-card-game genre ("Magic", "Pokemon", etc.) and provides gameplay that can rival that of the deepest of strategy games. [May 2004, p.84]
  3. It's great because it combines elegance, interesting gameplay choices, and the attraction of card-collecting in what has to be one of the very best pure game designs of the year.
  4. A solid if somewhat yeoman-like sci-fi strategy game. [Mar 2004, p.79]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. MartinL.
    May 24, 2004
    2
    The game is fun for a little while though has little staying power. I got bored after a few games. The controls are designed well, but the The game is fun for a little while though has little staying power. I got bored after a few games. The controls are designed well, but the rules are confusing and poorly documented. The sound and graphics are primative. There is nice artwork, so I gave it a 2. Full Review »
  2. Rob"zed"T.
    May 10, 2004
    10
    While I'm not a master of this game after 4 months of play, I will say that it has remained challenging and enjoyable far longer than While I'm not a master of this game after 4 months of play, I will say that it has remained challenging and enjoyable far longer than any game i've played since the MUD's of yore (who didn't get sucked into those...). Ditto to all You've read here. The sounds are goofy, but the game play is tops, and the strategy of each race is quite different, allowing people to find the one that matches there insticts. Give it a try. If you buy cards (20 bucks will get you started quite well) you won't be disappointed. DL the client free and try the sample decks/maps today! Starchamber.net Full Review »
  3. PaulS.
    Apr 8, 2004
    10
    It's not the fabulous game play/balance, it's not the awesome art, and it's not the low price that keeps me coming back for It's not the fabulous game play/balance, it's not the awesome art, and it's not the low price that keeps me coming back for more. This game has a great community of players, it's almost as fun to just hang out in a lobby! Full Review »