System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £19.49
Comfort Rating: Red
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: Yes, Up to X Players
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70
Description: Team up to operate an advanced starship and explore a randomized galaxy falling into chaos. Each player assumes a role aboard the ship: Captain, Pilot, Scientist, Weapons Specialist and Engineer. Coordination between your crewmembers will be essential in order to survive the perils that await you. Control the various stations that run your ship. Reroute power between ship systems, scan alien planets for lifeforms, run powerful programs to change the tide of battle, or start up the warp drive to escape a conflict you cannot win. The strategies you use are up to you—or your Captain.
Embark on missions, investigate abandoned stations, and scavenge for components that could aid you in your voyage. Teleport down to the surfaces of alien planets, where you may face extreme environments and dangerous creatures. Trek across the galaxy, and discover what lies on its fringes. PULSAR: Lost Colony is our attempt to create a fully cooperative space-faring experience because it’s one of the games we’ve always wanted to play.
Review: This game reminds me a lot of Elite Dangerous, but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, they are both set in space, but they both have the same problem…in between encounters and battles, there is nothing. The scenery in PULSAR: Lost Colony looks basic at best and at worse it is like walking on blank tile. But…when you come across something new, something interesting the excitement of that thing is intensified and that is what makes this game an odd joy to play. There are some great ideas here for sure, but I just wish it wasn’t set in such a sparse looking world. If there were more players online it might not be so, but the days of finding any more than a handful of players are long gone. But it’s still worth picking up in a sale as it is a nice place to escape and get away from it all, even if the VR aspect is very nauseating.