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Starship Command Basics
Starship Command gives you a starbase menu where you can pick from several different tasks. You can take regular missions against NPC fighters to gain experience, coins and items. In the armory, you can upgrade your ship weapons or buy equipment such as enhanced shields. In the hanger, and fighter base and capital ship areas you can buy new ships or manage the ones you already have. New weapons and equipment can be installed on your ships to improve them in battles. In the captains log you’ll find your win-loss record against other Facebook users playing the game. The war section provides you with matches against other Facebook users with varying degrees of difficulty.
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Starship Command Missions
Starship Command provides you with various missions to play. As you level up you’ll gain access to more missions. Starter missions include defend earth, salvage operations, and space piracy. Before the missions you’ll get a quick briefing and then you will go to war. Missions in this game aren’t text based so that is a refreshing change. Combat is quite basic but it’s nice to see some animated graphics and hear sounds. The salvage mission will provide you with some basic weapons to add to your ship and you’ll get used to the hanger and moving weapons on and off your ship. Missions get harder as you play and some can be a challenge the briefings will give you some basic strategies such as equipping missiles before fighting. Overall, the missions are good and a great change from the standard text missions that have become stale in other Facebook games.
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The game features a hanger where you can view all your fighters and capital ships. Each ship can be equipped with new weapons and equipment. During missions, you’ll loot various parts but you can also buy them if you have enough credits and a high enough level. Visit the marketplace from the hanger to purchase new weapons and equipment for your ship. The hanger is easy to use and you’ll get the hang of it in no time. As you play you’ll also be able to add more fighters and capital ships to your fleet.
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Starship Command seems like a great game on the surface but the combat is quite repetitive and you need to get up close to your target to fire. While it is nice to see graphic missions and have sound, it doesn’t really enhance this game since the combat isn’t that engaging or very much fun. You do have plenty of weapon choices and different ships to buy but even these don’t make up from the lack of game play. After you blow up so many ships, you don’t want to continue due to the repetitiveness of the missions. Overall, the game play isn’t worth the effort despite the customization and ship options.
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The game does offer some multiplayer options where you can visit the war room and fight various other players. There’s no real skill to it however just pick a ship lower in level than yours floating around in space, kill it, and you have won. You can of course pick harder matches but it really doesn’t make much of a difference since no one is going to do that if they know they will lose. Even multiplayer in Starship Command doesn’t lift this game from the realms of boredom. Once you die, you just spawn again so you can stay in multiplayer all you like but you’ll want to leave.
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Starship Command may give you different ships, weapons and missions that aren’t text based but this game is incredibly boring to play. The missions aren’t much fun and multiplayer isn’t much of a challenge. You’ll find better games on Facebook with a sci-fi space feel but Starship Command isn’t one of them.
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All images from Starship Command.
Source: Article is author's own experiences playing Starship Command on Facebook.