This is interesting: a sci-fi RPG. We haven’t had one of those that wasn’t Mass Effect* since, well, when? Ultima? And we likely won’t have another until CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077, which makes Spiders’ interactive tale of oppression something to behold, or at least glance at.
What intrigues me most is a chance to escape the clinicism of Mass Effect’s universe-as-corridor and fly away to a planet Mad Max built, seemingly.
“Mars War Logs takes you to Mars,” write developers Spiders, redundantly, “nearly a century after a huge cataclysm that threw Mars and its colonies into chaos. You play as Roy, a renegade caught in the middle of a civil war, while different corporations fight over the most precious resource, water."
We’ll follow Roy through an “immense”, choice-driven main quest and employ picked talents and skills in dynamic, real-time combat.
Mars War Logs is on sale for $19.99 / £14.99 on Steam. Is anybody else going to play it, or should I?
*Which has always been more of a Star Warsian space fantasy, frankly, with the attendant societal-over-existential focus that implies.