EVE – spaceships + robots = Perpetuum.
Normally people write the above as a joke because something within the game is sorta like something from another game. Not the case here. At all. The above is fact.
I’m 100% serious.
Actually I only played for like 10 minutes (so about 4 minutes longer than EG would require), and in that time hit randomized until my guys face finally get to something super-emo looking (like in EVE, there are about a million sliders and such to tweak, if you’re into that), picked a whole bunch of schools and Corps that do stuff I have no clue about (I think I’m good at blowing stuff up, with lasers?), and got five steps into the tutorial before getting stuck/lost and with no easy way to progress it further.
That last bit needs a little explanation.
Shortly after the movement and camera instructions (wasd and such), you are to find a Probe to shoot at. You find said Probe by opening up a local targets list, which in true EVE style, was about 200 ‘things’ long (this all happens in a space with other players), and it was constantly updating and changing, never really stayed on whatever you were looking at, even if you had it selected. Then there is the fact that in your starting location, you have NPCs called “Probe”, but the tutorial wants you to walk over to something called a “Dev Probe” (I think, name might not be exactly that). The “how to fire lasers” step is, I think, next, but my only option with the instructions was to go back until I was within range of the Dev Probe. The normal Probes shot at me if I got close, though they did not seem to do much damage (again, I think, as I have yet to figure out where my stats are).
I had to play a Blood Bowl match shortly after I finally got the list to Dev Probe and started walking towards him. You have the same “go to” command as in EVE, but sadly since, you know, Perpetuum is on the ground, stuff like buildings kinda get in the way, and your Mech gets stuck on them. Oops.
On the plus side the graphics look good once you max them out, and the entire download was quick and easy. No issues with the install or account creation, and the game loaded up quickly and did not crash in the 10 minutes or so that I had it up.
Definitely going to give this some more time over the weekend.
3/10 (EG scale remember)