Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is free on the Epic Games Store from 11th February 2021! Before you pick it up, here’s what I think about it.
Here are the games currently free of charge on the Epic Games Store. These are typically only around for a week, so if you see anything you like the look of you’d better move fast before they disappear!
Epic Games Store: Free Games – 11th February 2021
Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander
If you’ve ever thought “I like FTL but I wish it was a bit more like an expansive space RPG” then do I have a treat for you. That’s exactly how Halcyon 6 pitches itself, and from what I’ve seen (I haven’t played it) it definitely looks the part. There’s a big old world map and the battles take the same kind of turn-based structure as your typical JRPG. On top of that, you need to complete missions as well as manage your ship and your crew members. Add procedural generation to that and you’ve got a hefty game with a ton of replayability.
I like the sound of it, to be honest. But I always worry about any game that has a combat system reminiscent of JRPGs. I’ve been tricked into grinding for experience before. There’s comedy in Halcyon 6, which might make up for it or at least distract from it, though. And with an 80% positive rating on Steam, it’s hard to argue with the overall quality. Just maybe not one for the top of my to-do list.
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