Star Saga Two-The Clathran Menace

a game by MasterPlay
Platform: DOS
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
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See also: Retro Games

Like its predecessor, Star Saga: Two is a massive interactive space opera whose storyline is advanced by more than 50,000 paragraphs of text. If you played Star Saga: One, you're probably already standing in line for this sequel — and if you want, you can even continue with your same character.

Newcomers need have no fear of jumping in. Star Saga: Two is a self-contained adventure, and the manual makes it easy to get started. Throughout the game, your faithful CGM (Computer Game Master) keeps track of where you are, what you do next, and what items or abilities you've managed to acquire.

No matter which of the six characters you choose to portray, you'll start at the Galactic Arm, seeking information about an invading race known as the Clathrans. The viciousness of the Clathrans is matched only by their implacable (and mysterious) hatred of humans. Fortunately, the Clathrans have not yet pinpointed the location of Earth and the Home Worlds. Part of your job is to keep them from doing so.

The Clathrans have such vast resources that they have formed a "survey line" across the entire galaxy. It sweeps inexorably forward, and sooner or later they'll find Earth.

In the first stages of the game, you explore, gather intelligence, and engage in trade to build up yourship's military power. As was true in Star Saga: One, the most delightful aspects of the game are your encounters with alien cultures. Each planetary landing becomes, in effect, a miniature adventure unto itself. But eventually there comes a time when you must make a do-or-die attempt to break through the Clathran survey line. This leads to a suitably wild and apocalyptic grand finale.

There are plenty of bizarre, even droll, incidents throughout the game, but overall Star Saga: Two is darker and more sinister than its predecessor. As before, most of the text was written by Sheila Greenberg, and it is first rate in both style and substance. If this woman isn't writing science fiction novels, she ought to be. Star Saga: Two is a gem.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP