Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds.
by Joe Juba
Your crew on the Unreliable are some of the best and brightest in Halcyon – but considering the sorry state of civilization in deep space, that isn’t saying much. Your compatriots include a religious zealot, a heavy drinker, a compulsive cleaning robot, and other imperfect individuals. However, despite their flaws, this plucky team can help you find remarkable and unconventional solutions to the colony’s biggest problems. Whether you want to heal a rift between warring factions or destabilize a governing body, the underdogs of the Unreliable can get it done.
Create a unique RPG that finds a meeting point between Fallout and Mass Effect, with space-faring action and choice-driven progression
While the visuals aren’t cutting-edge, the colorful graphics do a good job conveying the strange new worlds of Halcyon
Your crew has an excellent cast of voice performers, and the music successfully evokes wonder and urgency as appropriate
Cumbersome inventory management is my only complaint on this front. The controls work well otherwise, regardless of your preferred playstyle
Finding your way through (or around) various problems is fun, and a streak of silly humor keeps the tone light enough to counterbalance the darker themes
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