Thursday, May 16, 2013

Moonbase Alpha Review

Steam Cover Image
     Hello everyone and happy Friday.  Sorry about no posts on Wednesday, was busy and forgot. But I'm back and ready for another day.  So to start off, this kind of strays from the usual post, and since I haven't done a post about a non violent game in a while I though Moonbase Alpha was as non violent as you can get (not really) and is a great game to play with your friends. Developed by Virtual Heros, Inc. and America's Army Game Studio, while the game was published by NASA Learning Technologies. The plot of the game takes place on the moon, where you are a NASA astronaut on your way back to base from patrol when a meteor shower strikes the life support system to critical condition.  The point of the game is to fix and repair damaged equipment while on the moon.  The overall objective is to do this before time runs out.  Thankfully you won't go into battle unarmed, you will access to futuristic fully automatic weaponry to help you in your quest to save your friends and conquer the alien menace that also threatens your life.  Just kidding, you will be completely unarmed and defenseless against these aliens as they massacre everyone stupid enough to be on the moon, and everyone stupid enough to think the game would be this exciting.  But seriously, you are armed with a welding torch, wrench, and other tools to help you repair the damaged couplers, hoses, and solar arrays.  Another option of repairing something is that is damaged enough, it would be faster to fetch a replacement from the equipment shed where the tools are also located.  To increase your time in which you repair and replace gear you have a car-like vehicle to help you move faster, you can also load equipment and tools on the back to transport it faster. Although this is the main objective of the game, most people only download the game because of the text to speech translator that is funny to listen to.  Well, that's just about everything about the game there is to know, wait, the game is free, so now you know everything.  Hope you have enjoyed and I will see you all next week.  This has been Jacob Arnold, signing off.
NASA's Official Trailer

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