I bought it without nostalgia, but man. I was turned off of Ur Quan Masters because of the time limits. (which is odd, I love SR2 which … has a time limit. :\ ) I guess I didn’t play enough to realize what Star Control 2 really is.
If everyone could take off their nostalgia glasses for a second…
…its a choose your own adventure game. You talk to aliens and choose what you will do, and really it boils down to a few asteroids type mini-games or rock gathering. Not for me at all. Granted the same could be said of Mass Effect…. but I dunno. Its just not my type of space sim.
Furthermore… the new SC Origins … is a bit… unbalanced? Its very odd in how it handles things. The developers specifically state that you need to talk to aliens to advance the story… but the only way to do this is grind endless planets for resources to afford gear, to beat the combat sections to talk to more aliens to get back to grinding. I dunno. Its not for me. Love the visual style however.