Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sid Meier’s Starships! No so fast.

Sid Meier... yes!

Starships... yes!

Beyond Earth universe... yes!

Starship design and tactical combat... yes!

Exploration... yes!

PC and Mac support... yes!

iPad support... nooooooooooo!

I was pretty excited up until I read that it was coming out on the iPad.  It isn't a knock against tablet hardware, which is pretty powerful these days.  The problem is the interface.  Sacrifices will be made to support a touchscreen-only setup.  It'll probably result in a more shallow game.  Remember how Civilization Revolutions worked out on the console?  Notice there hasn't been a sequel.

Sadly, this has 'casual' or 'Lite' written all over it :(