Finally started on this and about 20 hours in. Fairly worthy successor to Star Control.
- Ship battles are cool.
- They definitely get the "atmosphere" of Star Control with humor, weirdness, mystery, etc.
- Graphics kinda mediocre.
- Races and plot mostly well done.
- The "MenkMack" dialogue I was LMAO. Some of the funniest dialogue I've seen in any game.
Stardock Entertainment CEO, Brad Wardell, had to give fans some rather unfortunate news: Star Control: Origins has been pulled from Steam after a DMCA claim was filed by the original creators of Star Control, Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford.
Given that chart, it's hard to see where the original creators win anything from this. I tend for favor creators over corporations, but if they sign away their work ("work for hire" contracts) or try to copyright ideas then the creator hasn't a leg to stand on.
I wonder if they have anything else to base their claim on. Don't know the whole story I'm sure.