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Planetary Annihilation £9.19 on Bundle Stars, save £13 (or don't)

Jonathan Lester
PC games, Planetary Annhilation, RTS, Uber Entertainment

Planetary Annihilation £9.19 on Bundle Stars, save £13 (or don't)

Planetary Annihilation | Bundle Stars | £9.19 (save RRP: £22.99)
Planetary Annihilation Hands-On Preview

I've said it before and I'll say it again: there's a difference between a great deal and a great game. This is a great deal, netting you a Steam code for Planetary Annihilation at a major saving.

The game, though, feels unfinished despite leaving early access. Planetary Annihilation was very promising in preview and is fantastic fun when you're wielding huge robot armies and smashing moons into each other, but the lack of tutorials, multiple factions and a more digestible UI can make this insane RTS an overwhelming and frustrating experience for newcomers. I doubt I'll have time for a full review,  but I personally wish that Uber had spent more time rounding what feels like a fun yet incomplete product into a full package.

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Crazy Jamie  Oct. 17, 2014 at 13:16

It's a real shame that the game hasn't progressed. I've had my eye on this for a while as it looked like it could bring some real originality to the RTS genre.

JonLester  Oct. 17, 2014 at 14:02

It's a tough one. On the one hand, PA is still insanely good fun when you're amassing ridiculous armies and smashing moons into each other, but so much feels half-baked. Navies are pointless, moving troops between planets is annoyingly fiddly and you can't even save singleplay progress. AFAIK there's still only a single faction too!

At least a new update lets us play it offline, but still, I feel that Uber should have committed more resources and updates before crowdfunding their next title.

Crazy Jamie  Oct. 17, 2014 at 16:15

It sounds like the idea got away from them a little bit, or at least that they underestimated the time and resources that were needed to balance out and round off such an ambitious game. It's a shame that they're not spending more time on it as you say.

I noticed their new venture on Kickstarter, which has a very impressive trailer and is again very interesting. It doesn't look like it's going to hit its target, though. I wonder if the lack of progress with Planetary Annihilation as anything to do with that. Once bitten and all that.

Last edited by Crazy Jamie, Oct. 17, 2014 at 16:16


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