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Meridian: New World (pc game)
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One man army

It's a little rough around the edges but Meridian actually makes for quite an entertaining addition to the RTS genre, as typified by Starcraft and Command & Conquer. It's quite remarkable for the simple fact that's the work of basically one guy but it also adds in some nice adventure/RPG elements as well as some meaningful decision making. The plot finds you as a pioneering explorer on a new world, where you must engage in combat with the natives, while also making plenty of decisions as to how to build up your base and develop your resources. You can chat with your crew, with the outcomes having effects on the future, while combat is pretty deep, with lots of units, abilities and options which you can customize and make use of in your own way to play how you want to. You can adopt a trading approach if you're not into combat, research powerful weapons so you wipe your enemies from the face of the planet with sheer force or take a stealthy approach and sneak around. Meridian doesn't offer a whole heap that's new to the genre, but it does it with a general sense of passion and commitment. As the work of one person, it doesn't really shine in any one aspect, with some bland music and solid visuals, while the campaign itself is a little underwhelming and gets repetitive. There are some strange gameplay choices too, such as an inability to repair buildings, which make things a bit baffling at times, but on the whole this is a solid if not quite classic addition to a crowded genre.