exile

exile

Let's Play Exile (BBC Micro) Part 10

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This, in my opinion, is the greatest game ever made. It's amazing what people could do with just 32K of memory! The Story: , Back in the 21st century, a population explosion compelled mankind to explore the galaxy in search of planets to colonise. Unmanned probes would be sent to potentially habitable planets and (if the probe's findings looked promising) a manned probe would then investigate further. It is now late in the 22nd century. We play the role of a highly trained specialist marine (called Mike Finn) who has been ordered to provide emergency assistance in response to a distress beacon from a manned probe (the 'Pericles'), whose crew had been investigating the planet known as 'Phoebus'. The game comes with a (masterfully written!) novella, which takes us through the ill-fated story of the Pericles' crew. Some of their deaths were pretty brutal..! Very brief summary of what happened in the novella: Their mission went wrong, in lots of ways... Really. Badly. Wrong. The Destinator (a vital component) of the 'Pericles' was stolen (thus stranding the crew). The crew were then hunted down and killed by the sinister creations of a mysterious man on the planet (wearing an emerald-green spacesuit), who referred to himself as 'Lord Triax'...