Starship Corportation PC Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Starship Corporation by Coronado Games and Iceberg Interactive.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from Iceberg Interactive for review purposes. Like all of my reviews this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Starship Corporation is a simulation/management game that puts you in control of a business that specializes in building spaceships.
The game features 2 game modes, Sandbox and the Campaign. Sandbox mode allows you to choose from a variety of different parameters including starting money, credit limit, auto-resolve mission difficulty, and the winning condition.
In the campaign the parameters for your game are chosen for you. Gameplay wise the two game modes are identical to each other. The only difference is the parameters for each mission. Sandbox mode is definitely the more interesting option though since you can customize everything to your liking.
Once you start the game you’ll be transported to the galaxy map. On the galaxy map you can build ships, send your ships on missions or you can take on contracts. These contracts show up whenever you click on a solar system. Any contracts that you can complete are labeled in green and contracts you cannot are labeled in red. For red contracts you will need to construct a custom ship.
Building your own custom ship is quite a bit more challenging than I was expecting. The first thing you’ll need to do is select a hull for your ship. This has a big impact on the layout and the space you have to build the required ship. The hardest part is fitting all of the required parts into the ship’s hull. You will also need to watch out for the contractor’s budget as well.
When building your ship your objective is to include every required part with all of them connected by corridors and hatches. This is a lot harder than it sounds because it’s pretty difficult to fit everything.
There are a lot of different parts that you can equip to a ship. These include engines, thrusters, generators, cooling and life support to name only a couple.
The game also features a research system where you can use your money earned to purchase higher grade equipment. Each part has quite a few different grades and sizes. All of them are available for purchase from the start. it’s a good idea to start with buying only the cheapest parts though. That way you can save enough money for ship building and contract fulfillment.
To be quite honest, Starship Corporation is a rather boring game. It doesn’t have a whole lot to it and everything feels kinda basic.The shipbuilding feature is more or less the only feature that’s interesting but it’s also time consuming and kinda irritating. Unfortunately I don’t think I can recommend this one, it’s not the most interesting simulation/management game that I’ve ever played and it kinda falls flat in gameplay as well.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Replay Value6.2 /10
Entertainment Value6.0 /10
Features of Interest
- Decent Soundtrack
- Interesting Shipbuilding
- Incredibly Boring
- Shipbuilding is Time Consuming and Irritating
- Falls Flat In Gameplay
- Not A Lot Of Fun To Be Had Here
- Everything Feels Kinda Basic