Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 17, 2011
Planet Stronghold is a sci-fi story-based RPG… sort of a hybrid Visual Novel and turn-based RPG. You play a young but gifted new recruit assigned to the most heavily defended human outpost in the galaxy. Just as, of course, things start getting really, really interesting. Naturally, you’ll find yourself in a pivotal position choosing sides in a conflict with major repercussions across the galaxy. There’s tons of dialog (written, not voiced), over forty unique enemy types, eight NPCs you can recruit into your party, and six possible romantic relationships — three for each player-character gender. Yes, that’s one more piece of dating sim / VN thrown into the game.
I’ve actually been pretty excited about this one for a while for it’s unusual approach. People keep saying they want something different — not only is this a science-fiction based RPG, and turn-based (woot!), but the whole approach – very conversation-driven – is distinctive. It may be a little too much on the cute or silly side for some – and I know some of you folks can’t stand manga-style artwork – but it’s different. And fun.
The game is built around a Python-based engine, and versions are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux (all from the same link).
Anyway, as always I recommend downloading the demo from the link above and checking it out first, as tastes (and hardware compatability) may vary.
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