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Hard To Describe
Outpost is a video game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. The game was noteworthy for having a hard science fiction approach, with one of the main designers being a former NASA scientist. In my opinion, this is one of the most jawdropping games for the DOS I ever experienced. It was one of those games with great music, amazing 3D graphics and great cutscenes. The story of the game goes like this: A massive asteroid named Vulcan's Hammer is detected to be on a collision course with Earth, and all attempts to divert it from this path have failed. The last attempt, firing a large nuclear warhead at the asteroid, actually ended up splitting it not into five chunks (which would have averted disaster) as humanity hoped, but rather two asteroids. Now, instead of destroying the earth, it will simply wipe out nearly all life on Earth's surface. Extinction is not an option, and so a mission is organized to create a colony on a world elsewhere in the galaxy as the last hope for mankind's survival. The player is in charge of that mission. The gameplay is hard to describe because it's really one of those where you need to experiment in order to comprehend. All I can say is that it kinda feels like a some sort of space exploration and colonization simulator. The graphics, as I mentioned above, are amazing for its time and I'm also amazed how accurate the voice acting of the computer is. Overall, Outpost is a hard to describe game, but nonetheless it is a good game. If you're curious, go ahead and try it out.