Spotlight Sunday - Week 11 - 2015

Spotlight Sunday is a way for Choicest Games to feature PC games that are scheduled for release on the following week - games that we consider worthwhile checking out.

So which games do I think are worth checking out next week (9th Mar to the 15th Mar 2015)? There's only one this week and it's pretty much come out of the blue:

Sid Meier's Starships

  • Release Date: 12 March 2015
  • Availability: Steam $14.99 USD
There wasn't much hype or marketing to this release and its release date on Steam was only announced a week or so ago. Anyway, the game is a sci-fi turn-based strategy game that continues the story of Civilization: Beyond Earth and even has "cross-connectivity" with the title (whatever that means). When I had a look at the game it seems to be a mix of Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Master of Orion and Wing Commander Armada. It seems to be targeted for the same market as Sid Meier's Ace Patrol since it has low-specs which allows it to be run as an iOS game and is also well suited for touch-screen play. It also has elements of Sid Meier's Pirates! in that you visit various locations across the map with your fleet of ships with some limited role-playing opportunities. The game's ability to design your ships reminds me of Master of Orion and the colony management mixed with combat reminds me of Wing Commander Armada. Overall, it looks quite promising and since I'm a fan of Beyond Earth it will hopefully be an added bonus. The only downside is that it seems to be single-player only, so no ability to play with your friends I'm afraid.

So are you interested or excited about any of these PC games being released next week? Which games are you looking forward to?