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Thursday, November 1, 2001
 
Galactic Core Review
8:41 AM | Sean Carton | Comment on this story

Fans of space-based strategy games will want to check out MacGamers' review of Galactic Core, a new turn-based game from Spiderweb Software. Known for their long line of Avernum RPG epics, Spiderweb has a long history of cranking out quality software (at shareware prices!).


For those of you hooked on this genre, you'll find a lot of familiar stuff to keep you glued to your screen for hours. Like the venerable SpacewardHo! and Master of Orion series of games, Galactic Core's gameplay centers around maintaining the planets in your empire, building armadas of spacecraft, and building your empire through conquest...and who doesn't enjoy crushing an alien empire or two?


But if you're thinking about dismissing Galactic Core as a simple shareware game, think again...MacGamer's review reveals some big-game details that make Galactic Core a huge value:

...as with most Spiderweb-published titles, the developer at Chromite went all out and furnished Galactic Core with some extra features normally reserved for commercial games. For those of you who need your multiplayer fix, Galactic Core provides support for a play-by-email game, similar to several chess programs. For the creator in you, an easy to use in-game campaign builder lets you design your own galaxies for customized mayhem. Finally, the game provides a commercial-quality interface - the user interface is very polished, the graphics are fairly simple but solid, and the various musical tracks definitely add to the overall game experience.
For $15 bucks, it's tough to beat. Pop on over to Macgamefiles.com and check it out.

MacGamer's Galactic Core Review
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Galactic Core at Macgamefiles.com


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