CAT Interstellar – Steam Quickie Review

Posted: March 14, 2016 in Gaming
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This “game” is one gorgeous looking title! It’s developed and published by a company called Ionized Games, which as far as I know hasn’t released any other games in the past. One important thing about CI however, is that it is an Early Access title. I have explained Early Access before in case anyone is unfamiliar with the concept. Although this title is MUCH more Early Access than most titles I have played, or reviewed. In fact, it’s so early access that referring to it as a “Game” is being very generous. Right now, there’s not much to it. It’s basically a tech demo, but it is still fun to explore and look around. For 4 bucks, you will probably get your money worth. Just don’t go in expecting a game, story, ending or much of anything really. In fact, the only parts of the title that has any gamelike feel are a couple times when you are asked to go get something.

Like I said at the start, the graphics are gorgeous, and while I normally hate filters, the filters in the “game” make it look really nice. It does a good job of making you feel like a robot or at the very least at the controls of a robot. The graphics remind me somewhat of Alien Isolation. Not that it’s dark or creepy, but the filters and texturing job are very similar.

As far as the voice acting goes? To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of the voice acting at all! Actually, that’s a bit of a lie. The voice acting was tolerable, it was the script that I had an issue with. hearing an android use words and slang like “Awesome” just didn’t feel right to me. Though the actors themselves could pass as androids I suppose.

My main concern is, like I said: The game is nowhere near completion, and in fact probably shouldn’t even be released into early access yet. It has a long way to go before it’s considered anything more than a tech demo. Anything can happen between now and then. so, the game could go downhill fast as production advances on it, or even just bottom out all together(Worst case scenario of course).

However, I do love what I see so far. If the game continues on the same track, this will most likely become one of my favorite games. However it still has a long way to go!

PROS

  • Beautiful Graphics!
  • Original Concept.
  • You control a Robot.
  • Detailed Game World.
  • Only 4 bucks!

CONS

  • Too early to be sold.
  • Horrible dialog.
  • Not frequently updated
  • Clunky Controls

Overall score: 6/10

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