- Product: Star Citizen
- Price: Varies – $30 for base package all the way to $10,000 for the top
- Cheapest place to buy: www.robertsspaceindustries.com (only place)
- Size of package: TBD for the physical item
- Guarantee: Cloud Imperium Games has great customer service!
- My Rating: 9.0 out of 10 (TBD)
The Star Citizen Product Review
As I child I would look in awe and wonder at the television or movie screen. Space battles and the ship that were participating in them were (and still are) the stuff of dreams. I wished that I could join the heroes on the screen and take part in the battles that I saw. Growing up and to this very day. Space ships and the like are a great source of inspiration and entertainment. Video games have come a long way in helping me and millions of others to live the dream Star Citizen promises to do this for us on a grand scale.
It’s a video game? But it’s not even out yet?
Star Citizen is a new space sim that’s the brainchild of legendary games designer Chris Roberts. He watched Star Wars as a child and has been striving to bring that vision to the game world. He made classic games such as the Wing Commander series, Starlancer and Freelancer just to name a few. Those games still have fanatic followings to this very day.
Each of them were groundbreaking in their immersive game world that made the player feel like he/she was the star of a Hollywood blockbuster film and not a video game. Each was an example of how the technology could be pushed to limit at the time.
Star Citizen is on a whole new level. It really has to be seen to be believed. It will allow the player to live any role that they wish to be. With no limits. It’s not a traditional MMORPG that limits what you can do. There won’t even be a leveling system. Pilot skill will be the determining factor. It’s still being worked on as I write this blog.
Can a video game REALLY be that good?
In a nutshell, YES! It still has to be released. There are packages that you can buy that will allow you to not only back the game’s production costs, they will allow you to take part in the Alpha and Beta testing stages. Also any ships (game packages) are purchased now will be usable in the game and in the later testing phases.
Mr. Roberts has promised a lot. It look like he is on schedule to deliver. A multi crew ship, racing and FPS (First Person Shooter) are all scheduled to be released soon. This is STILL the Alpha phase as well! Star Citizen is the most successful crowd funding campaign in history. Many people (myself included) are on board with the vision.
I’m hooked! Are you?
This will revolutionize the gaming industry. The transparency with which the project is being run. The contact will the developers is unheard of in a game of this scope. The forums and feedback from the community is REALLY being listened to and taken into account with decisions being made for the game. There is a game package for everyone. It just depends on what you can afford. It allows you to be part of something groundbreaking and truly special.
That having been written, the game will only be made for PC (Mac and Linux are also being developed). There will never be a console port of this game. That leaves out a lot of hard core console fans. Also it’s still in the development stage and the release date is a least a year or two away. Even with those strike against it, I HIGHLY recommend Star Citizen. This truly seem to be the space sim that we’ve been waiting for all of this time. I’m willing to wait for what promises to be the “Best damn space sim ever!”. If it looks appealing to you, then head over to the website and become a citizen today. you won’t be disappointed. See you around the ‘verse!
P.S. The game is being created with modding in mind! Modding is when a player creates and introduces new DLC (Downloadable Content) into the game universe. It can be ships, weapons, vehicles, armor, buildings, uniforms/clothing, etc. This will give the game unlimited re-playability. Chris Roberts has stated that players can host their own servers with the new content. If it’s good enough, players can vote to have it in the ‘verse!
Feel free to leave a comment or question below, please, and I will get back to you soon