Thursday, April 14, 2016

Redshirt - Initial Thoughts

About the Game (From the Steam Store Page)

Redshirt is the comedy sci-fi sim about social networking aboard a space station, starring the station's most ambitious low-ranking peon: you! Navigate the professional and interpersonal politics of the ubiquitous "Spacebook" to curry favor among friends and colleagues. As intense intergalactic conflict rages around you, it's up to you to accrue those all-important "likes" on your status updates! Whether you're looking for love, opportunities for promotion, or even a chance to play Zero-G golf with the captain, you can schmooze your way through social circles and claw your way up the career ladder. Perhaps you too can finally achieve the dream of an off-station transfer, or even the Redshirt's opportunity of a lifetime: being sent on an away-mission!

Previous Playtime

0 hours

What Was I Thinking When I Bought This

I thought it looked unique and this was back when when I was buying things just because they looked interesting.

Expectations And Prior Experience

I'm not what you'd call a social media maven, so a game based on social media is kind of a double-edged sword. Even aside from the sci-fi angle, it will be a departure from the routine of my everyday life.

My biggest worry is that the user reviews are really poor. I'm guessing that means Redshirt is a one-trick pony and that its central conceit gets old fast. That's not a huge problem, per se, but if there's only two hours of game here, this blog is going to get very weird.

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