Space Tournament combat; inciting and well produced
Splay Master is a space combat games that is set as a 2 humans vs. each other or 1 human and one AI taking bouts at one another. It is a piloting game, in which you try to outmaneuver your adversary in ways that put you in a better position to take them on, and, even better, Splay Master does a great job of this type of experience, even if it is delivered in 2D, without too many different graphical additions. Even more so, Splay Master is a great game because it keeps you entertained with well produced missions and the AI, similar to the AI that used to motorize the baddies in Star Control
, works great and is not just one trick pony. So, you can think of this game as a sort of reduced Star Control, the game without the extras, just the space battles. But since the job is done so well, I don't think you'll feel like this is an underwhelming experience. Quite on the contrary, I think you're going to feel really nicely about it all. Plus, missions include both defense and attack ones, and even ones that might feel like a blend of the two, but always quite exciting.