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  • Summary: Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a grand space opera that will take you from a down and out starship captain to an amazing intergalactic hero whose renown travels light speed ahead of you! Set in a randomly generated universe of endless possibilities, this single-player experience will let you explore new worlds, meet exotic aliens, discover black holes, witness the deaths of stars, encounter drifting space hulks that promise untold riches or untimely death, and much, much more! And all this happens in under thirty minutes or less! Although quick to play, Weird Worlds boasts a deep, feature-rich system that ensures each session is as fresh as the first play. Players start off with their choice of one of three ships to explore the universe with, each ship completely customizable through the acquisition of new components, either via trade or encounters. The majority of the game takes place turn-based style on the gorgeously rendered star map (always newly generated each game), and uses a simple one-click system that even your grandmother can quickly master. When your starship encounters hostile aliens the action moves to real-time, and while players have dozens of weapons and tactics at their disposal, the combat system manages to provide this great depth while still maintaining the highly intuitive system of play found elsewhere in the game. [Shrapnel Games] Expand
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  1. Those that have been turned off by overly complex space sagas will really enjoy this perfect, “beer and pretzels” style title. Highly recommended for those who miss the simplicity, yet complex nature of the old Star Control titles.
  2. An excellent bite-sized game that captures the feeling of space exploration nicely. A bit more new content in the upcoming patches would be appreciated. [April 2006]
  3. This is the space exploration equivalent of solitaire or hearts; indeed, this game would be a perfect accessory for every PC sold. It is a simple delight that scales to all levels of player and never, ever overstays its welcome.
  4. A great little galaxy-exploring game, perfect for lunch breaks. It’s fast-paced, random, and quite addictive.
  5. The game offers variety, excitement, thought and pace all in tiny bundle you can wolf down in a sandwich break. In fact, that's what this actually reminds me of - the gaming equivalent of a snackette.
  6. Too random to be called a strategy game, too non-scary to be classified as adventure; think of it as the Cliff’s Notes version of Star Control. [Mar 2006, p.64]
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  1. Oct 29, 2013
    6
    A cute game that is worth some exploration. The design is a bit lazy though, far too based on luck to really warrant any returns. It can't really hold a torch to the established rogue-like games given it's very limited events and equipment. The real beauty of a randomly generated game is that the richness and exploration of seemingly-limitless content and variety counterbalances the inherently unfair aspect of the game. In, say, Dungeons of Dredmor, you can chuckle when the game kills you with a teleport to some nightmare level full of clones or you open a door to a monster school... in Weirdworlds, half of your games you will say, "oh well, the map is blocked by nebulas and I didn't find a way to get through them, so the end"... or perhaps, "I have charted the known galaxy but didn't find any proper shields, so I have no chance of fighting any enemies, game over". This is a learn and drop type of game, not an endless amusement. Expand
  2. Jun 10, 2014
    5
    Simple pero entretenido juego que recuerda a los videojuegos de los microordenadores de finales de los 80 y principios de los 90. Da más morriña y interés, pero para una generación es toda una experiencia de rememoración. Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2014
    2
    I don't understand the high ratings on this game. The game has not much to offer. The things it does offer have already been done better in the past.

    Only played the game for a couple of minutes as the game doesn't offer a whole lot. You fly around in a galaxy to other planets or stars to find equipment to upgrade your craft. There is no expansion on planets, no R&D for better equipment. The game doesn't have a lot of eye candy either. It isn't pretty to look at which further motivates you from stop playing the game.
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  4. Mar 24, 2013
    0
    What is the point of this game? Getting random treasure while randomly exploring the galaxy? Other reviewers mentioned a story I did not see one. Combat is a random affair.
    This game is less fun than tossing a coin and calling out heads/tails.
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