Satellite Reign

I think I broke it…

When Humble started giving this game away a little while back, I was initially adamant that I’d stop grabbing free games just because they’re free- that is, after all, one of the biggest contributors to the Backlog I’m trying to take down. But then I looked into the game, and got excited- it’s pretty much a modern-day remake of Syndicate, a game which was (and remains) very popular, but I was too young to really understand it at the time. Couple that with a near cyberpunk aesthetic, and Satellite Reign looks very much my kind of thing.

I played it for an hour, and was… sort of on the fence for most of it. I didn’t realise it was entirely open-world (with a lot of it inaccessible without a high Hacking stat) which honestly put me off. I’d rather it had a mission structure so I didn’t have to traipse my units halfway across the city to figure out good strategic openings. It feels like a game that would benefit from being more snappy and bite-sized.

I wasn’t having a bad time, though, and towards the end of the hour I was unsure which way to call it.

Fin or Bin:

And then, right at the end of the hour, I completed a mission, but it didn’t update or unlock the next mission, and despite trying a lot of things I can’t seem to get it to move on. I’ll take that as a sign that I should stop playing this one. Into the Bin it goes, but it might come back out later.