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  • Summary: Into the Stars is a single player open-world journey through a distant solar system. Take the role of Captain as you explore a massive star system in search of a new home for humanity. Outfit your ship, select your crew and set off on a journey where you must scavenge resources, shelterInto the Stars is a single player open-world journey through a distant solar system. Take the role of Captain as you explore a massive star system in search of a new home for humanity. Outfit your ship, select your crew and set off on a journey where you must scavenge resources, shelter civilians and outrun a hostile alien force in order to survive. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Mar 8, 2016
    91
    Overall, I’m genuinely impressed by Into the Stars. It’s a fun game that’s easy to control and learn, but provides enough depth that strategy fans will likely get a kick out of this, along with more casual players.
  2. Mar 4, 2016
    80
    Into the Stars is a gorgeously-rendered sibling of FTL, featuring all the tension of collecting resources and fighting space aliens with none of the tedious micromanagement.
  3. Mar 20, 2016
    72
    Replayability is primarily to be found in the exploration of the star system laid out for your quest but I can imagine this would only stay entertaining for a while and only true completionists are likely to keep playing over and over again to uncover all they can.
  4. Mar 21, 2016
    60
    Into the Stars, despite some lack of variety, isn’t boring. Even for being a bit repetitive, it provides urgency, difficulty, relief and frustration in-game that runs pretty flawlessly.
  5. Mar 22, 2016
    50
    Conceptually, Into The Stars had the potential to be a compelling spin on a formula established by the immeasurably superior FTL, but across the board, it is littered with uninspired and dull design choices.
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Apr 21, 2016
    48
    To add insult to injury, we’re towing a city with thousands of colonists, and it’s paramount to build them all kinds of morale-improvement buildings. They’re the last hope of humanity – and they will get depressed and start to rebel if they don’t get a new VR entertainment center! Too bad it’s not an option to just hurl these guys straight into the nearest star. [Issue#208, p.50]
  7. CD-Action
    May 30, 2016
    30
    The worst thing about Into the Stars is overwhelming boredom that makes you look for something more interesting on the ceiling. You’ll have much more fun playing FTL once again or hunting pirates in Elite Dangerous. [05/2016, p.67]

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. Mar 9, 2016
    3
    I'd rather be working in a call center, getting yelled at all night by people who've never met me. Game feels like work, tiresome, boring assI'd rather be working in a call center, getting yelled at all night by people who've never met me. Game feels like work, tiresome, boring ass work, without any rewarding moments to speak of. Flying the ship, boring, exploring planets, boring, getting in to combat, unbelievably boring. Save your money Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2016
    3
    Well, unfortunately this is as bad as others have made it out to be.

    Battled with a lagging interface to finally get full screen and
    Well, unfortunately this is as bad as others have made it out to be.

    Battled with a lagging interface to finally get full screen and resolution set correctly.

    No tutorial. Asked to select crew, given list, why would I do anything other than chose the best for each category? Made it to first planet, went into orbit. Went to deploy 'mining probe thing' - informed this would cost 75.

    SEVENTY FIVE WHATS? Units, people, include units, like you were taught in first year university.

    Stopped playing in case it was 75 years off my life, or seventy five more dollars for a game that HAS NO TUTORIAL.

    Avoid.
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  3. May 22, 2016
    0
    El juego es aburrido y al mismo tiempo estresante, mencionan que no tienes que dedicarle mucho tiempo al micro manejo, pero la verdad es queEl juego es aburrido y al mismo tiempo estresante, mencionan que no tienes que dedicarle mucho tiempo al micro manejo, pero la verdad es que solo cuentas con 6 miembros de la tripulación para resolver conflictos internos de la nave, si alguno muere es IMPOSIBLE reponerlo de la población, el juego te obliga a recuperarlo desde alguna mision en la superficie de un planeta o luna, que dicho sea de paso, es absurdo que solo permita 3 intentos.

    Cuando llegas al final no hay alguna animación, ni pantalla de créditos, siento que el juego está sin terminar, me pareció más una beta.
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