Parents' Guide to

Destination Sol

By Sarah Van Boerum, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Space RPG packs redundant play, tricky controls.

Game Linux, Windows 2015
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Destination Sol's gameplay seems simple enough, but getting the hang of the necessary flight skills takes a lot of practice. Once you figure out the keyboard controls, it's easy enough to propel your ship through the galaxy at dizzying speeds, but it takes a lot of skill to get the ship in the correct direction while shooting at the enemy. There's no way to slow your pace, and you're only able to redirect your ship to the location you're trying to get to. Even harder, once you've destroyed an enemy ship or blown up an asteroid, you have to be quick to grab your loot before it scatters through space. Even trickier is the fact that if you find yourself stuck or lost and need to restart, all your previous progress will be lost. Though Destination Sol currently has a limited amount of ships, weapons, and missions, the gameplay may quickly feel redundant, keeping players from devoting a lot of time to it. But the game has a strong following, and content is continually being added. Unfortunately, in its current condition, Destination Sol's gameplay is mildly appealing, and its flaws keep it from being a great space game.

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