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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Marooner's Rock Game Review: Heliborne

I really wanted to like Heliborne, the first game from fledgling developer JetCat Games. Casual survey-sims are rare enough for any subset of aviation these days, helicopter focused sims even more so.

"Play Ride of the Valkyries!"
Screenshot via JetCat Games

Unfortunately, what I found was a game that tries very hard to lock all its fun moments behind an aggravating progression system and inexplicable limitations on user choices. There's plenty of enjoyment to be had by players willing to invest time into unlocking the game's best moments, too many flaws to recommend it as a starting place for new fans of the genre.

Heliborne review on Marooner's Rock.

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