Dissecting Design — Honoring 25 Years of Star Control 2

Each week, I put together a special analysis video focusing on one game and what it did design-wise. In honor of an upcoming podcast with Fred Ford and Paul Reiche, this week’s Dissecting Design is on one of my all-time favorite games: Star Control 2. Despite being 25 years old, the game’s design and grand adventure are still amazing.

0:00 — Intro

2:16 — Basic Gameplay

8:42 — Exploring Planets Gameplay

13:54 — Combat

17:01 — Progression and Scope of the Game

40:20 — How Upgrading Works

43:27 — Nitpicks With the Game and One of My Favorite Aliens

47:25 — Final Thoughts

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