Sierra Online has announced that “Battlestar Galactica”, a space combat game based on the SciFi Channel TV series, will be available in stores on October 23th for $19.99, and via download the following day on Xbox Live Arcade for about half the price. Flipping yay!
I’m sorry for the unenthusiastic tone being directed towards this “space action-shooter”, but I’m not a fan of re-hashing an old series. The damn things been remade three times, is getting another series on TV, and now a game … again!?! But that’s not the entire reason for my less than joyous response. The overall idea of basing a game off a series is A. lacking creativity, and B. screams “money making scheme”.
Players can pilot various ships and complete 10 missions from the TV series in the game’s single-player mode (see lacking creativity above) and can play an online multiplayer mode which includes Domination, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch (nothing new here) with up to 8 players on Xbox Live and 16 players on the PC. The game also features special missiles, guns (duh), and allows players to execute a variety of aerial defensive maneuvers.
This seems to be quiet a waste of time and money if you ask me. There’s no real twist to the single player mode as fans of the series, those most likely to buy the game, would already know the ending from the show itself. The Multiplayer is nothing to write home about, as it doesn’t offer up anything new that we haven’t seen before. That said, I am sure there will be die-hard fans of the series that are going to buy it anyway — more power to ya’.