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12-07-2016

Dreadnought

It's been a good couple of years for spaceship combat games. After a long dormancy, games like Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, EVE: Valkyrie and the upcoming No Man's Sky have put players back in the cockpit of all manner of dangerous, zippy star-fighters.

Dreadnought is also getting in on the space combat action, but from a decidedly different angle. Instead of sitting in the cockpit of a one-seat fighter, players take command of the massive capital ships usually reserved for villains and admirals. At the helm of a massive, slow, and fully-loaded ship reminiscent of the Battlestar Galactica, players slowly maneuver themselves around each other to try and best bring their armament to bear while diverting power to engines, shields, and all kinds of other sci-fi ship clichés. It's a much slower, removed, and calculating kind of combat.

The weird thing is, I kind of love it.

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