Our next gaming session was for Battlestar Galactica Online. When you sign up, you agree that you are 13 years old or older. I am! So I signed up and got to… well, I would say “got to playing” but that would be a little overrated.
Miles demanded I put the link in here. There you go………………..
Battlestar Galactica Online: The Basic Game “Play”
Oh dear, where to begin? So you pick your character (which you will almost never see again) and a ship, which is your life line. Then you start flying around. No really. That’s about all you do. Occasionally some enemies will crawl out of the woodwork and then you can blow them up, but other than that… enjoy the view. I kid you not.
My youngest son joined in to help with the “play” and it wasn’t too horrible. I clicked on him, clicked “follow” and then wandered off to make coffee. When I came back, we were still flying through space. *YAWN* I seriously got bored after about an hour and a half of doing almost nothing. I swear to you, in 1 1/2 hours, we blew up a few ships and flew through space. That’s pretty much it.
Battlestar Galactica Online: Controls
The controls are pretty darned easy. Actually, they don’t get any easier than this game. They are so easy I could fall asleep and still win. You use your mouse scroll button to start flying, move the mouse to where you want to fly to and right click. Left click on an enemy ship and when you are close enough your ship automatically fires for you. That’s all folks. No, really. That is it! Looting (when you blow up a ship, you take it’s stuff) is so simple, I missed it the first time I looted. I kid you not.
Dear Battlestar Galactica Online Game Makers,
Could you have made it any easier? Or boring? Why not just play the game for us?
Overall Game Play: Sorry, I went for coffee. For the parts I was here for… 3 out of 10 stars, and that’s being really nice.
Game Play Rating: Dotchi Says: 3 stars… boring as hell. It makes toe fungus fascinating. Miles Says: 5 stars. Sometimes your ship doesn’t respond and you end up dying because of it.
Control Rating: 2 stars. It’s so simple it’s boring.
Fun Factor: -3. OMG! Seriously. It sucks the fun out of you.
Kid friendly?: As long as you are 13 years or older according to Battlestar Galactica Online. According to us, 5 years and younger would totally dig this.
Suddenly, Pong looks really exciting! (We just played an invigorating two rounds!)