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Dissecting Design -- Star Control 2

Each week, Game Design Analyst Josh Bycer takes a look at a game's design in a special video. For this week, it's the amazing Star Control 2.

In honor of an upcoming podcast with Fred Ford and Paul Reiche, this week's Dissecting Design is on one of my all-time favorite games: Star Control 2. Despite being 25 years old, the game's design and grand adventure are still amazing.

0:00 - Intro

2:16 -- Basic Gameplay

8:42 -- Exploring Planets Gameplay

13:54 -- Combat

17:01 -- Progression and Scope of the Game

40:20 -- How Upgrading Works

43:27 -- Nitpicks With the Game and One of My Favorite Aliens

47:25 -- Final Thoughts

For daily videos on game design and video game spotlights, you can check out my YouTube channel with more Dissecting Design pieces coming each Monday.

 

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