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Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition

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Available on:PCAug 10, 2017

Developer: Massive Damage, Inc.

Genres: Simulation, RPG, Strategy

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition brings together the original Halcyon 6 base game along with all of the additional content (Combat & Customization, Diplomatic Diversions, Loot’em Up, and Morale Booster updates) released since launch in Sept 2016 as well as brand new Lightspeed Edition optimizations and features as follows: STREAMLINED CAMPAIGN Greatly speeds up progression and tightens the campaign to an action and adventure packed 12 hrs depending on your play style and pace STREAMLINED ALL SYSTEMS For faster progression, including economy, starbase, resources, and officer levelling. NEW OFFICER PROGRESSION SYSTEM With 6 subclasses, 3 Prestige classes, new skill tree, and over 20+ new Prestige/Epic powers. NEW SHIP LOADOUT AND CONFIG SCREEN Will let you customize loadouts (and save them) for your ships just before entering combat NEW DIFFICULTY MODE Called Vice Admiral and slightly increased difficulty across the board ENHANCED COMBAT Includes 25+ new alien faction space combat abilities, more combos for both players and enemies, increased faction weaknesses and resistances, and other balancing tweaks NEW UI OVERHAUL Designed for greater readability and usability. Many many UI quality of life enhancements to all areas of the game, too many to list here.

Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition Critic Reviews

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Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a decent update to a game that always had promise, but it's still not for everyone. Rebuilding the Federation, making allies, making enemies, and all the choices I had to make were all compelling, but honestly the combat didn't thrill me and happened just that little bit too often. If you don't mind this as much, then the Lightspeed Edition is a good time, just not quite an essential purchase.

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Regardless of how well-received their initial product was, Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is an evolution of it.

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6 / 10

As an update of the original (which players get for free if they already own Starbase Commander, which is a great bonus), Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition adds some cool new systems, but fails to fix the problem of a grind in combat. Adding timers to moves slowed a system that was always very slow even further. Given how prevalent combat is, it is unfortunate this was not more heavily addressed, as the rest of the game shows tremendous improvement. It is simply is not as "lightspeed" as it should be.

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There's a certain appeal that comes with the territory of being the boss. You have minions, they are supposed to do what you tell them to do, life is great. Until of course that your entire federation is destroyed in a heartbeat and the only thing you have left is an alien relic that you're using a space station. Stuck in the middle of now enemy territory with pirates to boot, welcome to Halcyon 6!

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