Universal Star Command - (by Star Command, LLC)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Sanuku, May 1, 2013.

  1. oscar123967

    oscar123967 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    I never bought this game because people mentioned how it lacked content. Is this still the case?
  2. gemineye62

    gemineye62 Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2010
    #1002 gemineye62, Jun 14, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2014
    For 99 cents you really can't go wrong. I bought It yesterday and played
    through the game in about four hours. You could probably do it quicker
    but, I went to other areas of the galaxy I had played before to help
    level up my crew and ship. I only lost two crew members and never lost
    my ship.

    The next play through allows you to choose from more ships with more
    areas to build on. This allows you to play the same story mode again but,
    experiment with other weapon, eg grenades and Sentry Bots. I believe
    this next play through is also on a harder difficulty level.

    I really enjoyed what the game had to offer.

    You basically build up your first ship as you get tokens from playing missions.
    As I said before, you can play those missions over again to help level up,
    which is a great! Weapon , shield and medical rooms are constructed . Crew
    members must be bought to man each room or the rooms will not function.

    If a fire breaks out during a space battle, you will need to use your yellow
    engineering crew to put out the fire. The shield room will not charge if they
    leave the room unmanned to fight the fire. I always leave one person at least in each room so it will function.

    Red shirt crew members, man the weapons and also repel any enemies that may beam onto your ship. These battles are really fun to watch. As they level up,
    they will learn skills such as taking no damage for a few seconds to firing at
    a greater range.

    The blue medics ,will of course, heal your crew. If you happen to lose some
    of your crew, you can purchase more or get others if you make certain
    choices in the story. These characters, that join you in the story ,have
    higher medical/engineering/weapon stats than the crew you hire from
    your Earth base. I believe ,in the second play through ,there is a room you
    can build that will bring back dead crew members.

    Battles take place in space. The weapons on board ,must charge before you can fire them. Once charged , you play a little mini game were you must tap just
    at the right time to line up cross hair lines or rotating circles. I thought these
    mini game were quite fun.

    The weapon then fires a blast at the enemy ship to eventually take out the
    shields and then destroy the ship hull. Likewise, the enemy is firing at your ship and your crew members are also working to repair the shields. I found having
    three engineers in their room was enough to repair the shields quickly.

    There is also a room that allows your ship to dodge enemy fire. When the
    dodge button charges, simply hit it before the enemy missile hits your ship
    and you will dodge the attack.

    Once the enemy ship is destroyed, you will gain tokens to upgrade your rooms
    so they will charge faster , do more damage , or have more shield capacity.

    Other areas of the galaxy map may then open up for further exploration.
    The red ones are new missions. The yellow ones are areas you have been
    to before but , can play again.

    When you warp to a new location, the story will unfold as you talk to
    Star Command for new missions or chat with new alien life forms. At times,
    what you say in your conversations will affect the story progression.

    I suppose you could try a different response on the next play through to
    see how much it affects the story. You may make an enemy or a friend.

    As you can see, the game is all about managing your ship,while completing
    missions. Go to location A, talk to someone and usually get into a space
    battle. Get tokens for upgrades after the battle. Rinse and repeate.

    If this sounds like your thing , then I highly recommend Star Command.

    Just don't expect any battles or exploration on the surface of planets or
    any space trading.

  3. Mene

    Mene <b>ACCOUNT CLOSED</b>: <em>Officially</em> Quit iO

    Mar 18, 2012
    If you want a good space game then get FTL, it's infinitely better than this steaming pile. :)
  4. supaman900s

    supaman900s Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2012
    Omg what a snooz fest. Wish I could get that $.99 back. Worthless tutorial.
  5. RxBuffalo

    RxBuffalo New Member

    Nov 2, 2012
    Its a short game, and the replay value is bot that great. I did play through it 3 times, but thats just me. Worth $.99 no more
  6. Bloodangel

    Bloodangel Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    Been promising a big update for months but still nothing.
    Think it was feb they replied to me saying very soon :(
  7. nicodemus82

    nicodemus82 Well-Known Member

    Looks like they're focusing more on their new game Star Command Galaxies. Shame it's not coming to mobile, as this this is probably closer to what people expected the original game to be

  8. cdbaksu

    cdbaksu Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2013
  9. Bloodangel

    Bloodangel Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    About 3 months ago, a developer messaged me n said a big update was very close to been submitted... It has never appeared :(
  10. JCho133

    JCho133 Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Yeah, HUGE update coming very soon. They're just finishing up beta testing now
  11. zeratulo

    zeratulo Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2014
    Are you being sarcastic or real?
  12. walmartpolice

    walmartpolice Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2012
    Devs instead of abusing the sale function of the site, why don't you guys pop in ms leave a few messages about what's going on?
  13. scarypharaoh

    scarypharaoh Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Medical Professional
    With Carmen Sandiego
    I just started playing this today. Really enjoying it. I realise people had other expectations for the game, but taken as it is its a very nice experience, I definately applaud the game and will be looking at the new pc version with much interest.
  14. Bloodangel

    Bloodangel Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    I had a message about April last year from the devs, saying that the huge update will be out very soon. It was never to be seen, and this was 9 months ago
  15. stlredbird

    stlredbird Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2009
    You played through it 3 times and it's not worth $.99?? You are why ios gaming is in the state that it is.

    I just finally started playing it and am enjoying it. Disappointed to hear the new game won't be on mobile.
  16. VirtualBoyFreak

    VirtualBoyFreak Well-Known Member
    Patreon Bronze

    Apr 26, 2011
    Maybe you got it on April 1st? :p
  17. C.Hannum

    C.Hannum Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2011
    New York State
    Maybe they're just masochistic? ;)

    I played through it once "just because" in its early days, tried a second run to see if anything was better / different, and it sucked just as much.

    I'm not angry I paid $3 for it, it's just $3, but the game was so poorly designed and executed I wouldn't have paid a penny for it had I known how it was going to be (nor would I have played at all).

    I don't care what these guys do in the future, they will never see another penny from me because they're simply terrible game developers with no vision and no competence to execute their no-vision.

    Let's see how positive you are about the game after you reach the "ending" and give any thought to the way the various elements (don't) fit together :p
  18. Loda74

    Loda74 Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    What's with the bouncing price?? Stop messing around and fix your game! :p
  19. fenderbendr

    fenderbendr Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    What ever happened to the promised updated that was "almost done?"
  20. ednan

    ednan Well-Known Member

    Just play FTL. This is a poor man’s version of it anyway.

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