It's true what they say: video games are violent. But there's nothing wrong with that. But sometimes, violence becomes overbearing. In the end, nothing really matters. After that last guy I killed, more and more will simply spawn up. I know! Why don't I destroy their planet? Ya!
If you haven't guessed by the sentences above, I'm kind of joking. Universe Sandbox is a game on Steam for a very little amount of money. In it you can have a bunch of galaxies and test out a couple your hypothetical theories on the universe, say if the sun was either lighter or denser, how would gravity react to the planets around it?
Pretty decent graphics I must say. Nothing too amazing but I personally could just look at the empty sky in this game for a while and be a bit satisfied. The planets all look nice but there's nothing to write home about.
What most people who play this game will notice is how much of a learning curve this has. You can spawn random planets but after that, its more of a game of "Let's see what these random sliders do!" I was glad to see that other people can load their content to a little bar on the side of the screen. Such things as when our galaxy will collide with another galaxy in a few thousand years, our own personal galaxy in all it's plainness and even our solar system with some planets we know are out there.
There is a vast amount of content for people who know what they're doing. I've never found out how to make a black hole but what I can do is make the gravity of other bodies go completely out of whack and make for some fun and interesting mishaps.
Well not necessarily bad, the game does get kind of boring after a while. It's basically a tool box: some people will try to find everything it in, others will use everything and others will become bored because of how straight forward the game is. No unlockables (aside from a few achievements), nothing to upgrade or explore. It's very lonely as well.
I wish the user content was a bit more fleshed out. I would just randomly scroll and then pick something at random. Not much to do after you've done a good hour's worth of messing around.
You could go worse with other games but just having this in my Steam library isn't bad at all. It's one of those games I pop in every now and again just to get away from the monotony of slash, stab, shoot, repeat gaming and I guess it's worth the ten bucks.
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