Infinity is just a quick tap away
Ah, 1960s science fiction: when a goldfish bowl on your head was all anyone needed to stay healthy in space. Space Age is all about that simpler time… despite claiming to be in the style of 90s graphic adventure titles.
Tasked with exploring a planet, fighting a few baddies, and solving a a clue or two, this isn’t a tough game, and only takes a handful of hours to polish off. It’s a big fan of death-and-restart, especially in its stealth sections, and has controls that make jumping between characters and giving orders in tight spots far more irritating than they should be. The fact that these frustrations are short-lived doesn’t stop them being annoying, especially when there isn’t much more to most of the rest of the game than walking to cue some endearing chatter.
Put up with that, though, and Space Age makes up what it lacks in challenge with great charm, bolstered by an excellent soundtrack and enjoyable pace. It’s a fun adventure, though one that could have learned more from those it claims to emulate. Richard Cobbett
This is not exactly a deep space adventure, but it’s definitely an enjoyable casual fling in the stars.