Inciting Sci Fi game, a great chunk of TBS in a great series
To get the most of this game you really have to check out the other two games that came before it. You're going to find that this game's story makes a lot more sense when played within its own universe and with you being aware of the context of the other game's plot. Because, while the game plays as a turn based strategy, it also offers you a compelling story. You see, the game had quite a neat story to tell, about life of humans on other planets and colonization and other similar events, which can really entice the right kind Sci Fi lover. At any rate, Battle Isle 3 also plays great as a purebred strategy game, which is just as great a thing to get to know, probably not the best in the series but pretty enticing nonetheless. The style is not your regular tabletop wargame recreation though, it's more tactical than strategic, so, expect to control smaller contingents of units, top down, all delivered in a pretty okay 8bit/16bit looking style. Oh, and don't forget about later titles either, this is a series that got better with time and was pretty playful and unafraid to change this up.