Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.
If you haven't played the game yet, grab it from steam.
Seriously... from the minute you launch a new game there is so much going on and so much to do.
Different races, different hull classes, different ways to do things and multiple outcomes and decision trees. SR2 Rise of the Dominators -REBOOT, is one game that doesn't go out of style. Just look at the manual: http://store.steampowered.com/app/46330/?snr=1_4_4__13.
There are consequences for actions - allies, enemies, higher fees, lower repair, better/worse trade rates, etc.
There is also an "end game" where you can (but don't have to) interact with three different races of Dominators that are taking over vast parts of the galaxy and they will eventually engulf it all.
As a player you can ignore the threat, you can supply the military and fund the science teams if you are a trader, or you can be a ranger and fight the threat head on, or you can be a pirate and piss off everybody and do whatever you please. Kind of cool
I don't work for those guys, I'm just finding so much similarities that once you guys (as devs) take a look at it, you'll have so many different possibilities ( Outside of Vincent's storyline) in terms of gameplay and options.
The text puzzles are amazing, even the "get x and take to y then go to z" missions have purpose and make you feel like you are doing something. Seriously the immersion is flawless - you feel like you're making a difference with each decision, mission, etc and... YOU REALLY ARE.
That's how I see black market. outside of the Vincent storyline, it seems there could be so much more happening.
I know you guys are small studio, but I'm sure there are college interns looking for college credit or senior projects that help your team out.
Again... I admire the game. I don't know of the roadmap for black market, or what the end game is envisioned to be, I just know that there is so much potential.
I would rather see the development follow some form of completedness before something is rolled out - Even in BETA. Don't roll out a quest with a tree that isn't complete. Don't have quests just for the sake of having quests... just because some idiot fans demand it (like me)... take your time and flush out things in full before enabling them. I would rather log onto a alpha server and see the current version than have things unfinished in the Beta.
Then again, i'm not on the team, you guys probably have all of this mapped out and will probably have a good percentage of it finished soon. My own personal opinion is that I'd rather have a completed chapter (with completed branches) over 'filler' missions that don't add much to the canon of the black market universe.
Sorry for the long version. No TLDR available.
Still a fan,