Superluminal Vagrant Twin

by C.E.J. Pacian profile

Science Fiction
2016

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Tremendous fun, December 27, 2021

I had more fun playing this game than almost any other IF title I can remember. The game is in some ways stripped to its bare bones: most planets are a single location; most characters have only a single piece of dialogue; you cannot examine anything. All of this makes actually playing the game a lot pleasanter than you'd think. No need to keep on examining, for example - the information you need is all there already. Interactions are limited to talking to people, taking, selling, or buying objects, and one or two other rarely-used actions.

The travel system in this game is rather brilliant. You need only "jump" (or "go") to any planet whose name you know. New locations are learned simply by talking to characters. There are surprisingly many of them, all described tersely yet very evocatively, with considerable imagination.

Achieving the main goal isn't tremendously hard, but scoring all of the achievements takes a lot more exploration and ingenuity. Despite its claim to shallowness, this game is extraordinarily immersive, and I can't recommend it highly enough.


0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
good fun, November 29, 2021

good depth and keeps you entertained and has a bit of grind. definitely worth checking out


- ImaginaryTalkingRabbit, November 16, 2021

- NorkaBoid (Ohio, USA), November 14, 2021

Explore the skies of an alien galaxy, October 28, 2021

This text-based game allows players to explore on their own terms, chasing scraps of flavor text across intergalactic thoroughfares. The writing is consistent, entertaining, and guides the player to objectives without adhering to a linear plot. If you're interested in finding your own place among the stars, ready to become another hopeless nobody floating among the nebulae, give this game a go.


- larryj (Portugal), October 27, 2021

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Fun space simulator, limited puzzles, October 25, 2021
by mg51
Related reviews: four stars, resource management

This game was fun in a way that's common with some simple simulation-type games, but it wasn't typical for IF. It involved a lot of simple exploration, where speaking with different characters introduces you to new places you can visit. A lot of the game involves finding methods to earn money and simple resource management (rocket fuel). While it was enjoyable to play casually, it probably won't scratch your typical interactive fiction itch.


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