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Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition

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LIGHTSPEED EDITIONHalcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition brings together the original Halcyon 6 base game along with all of the additional content (Combat & Customization, Diplomatic Diversions, Loot’em Up, and Morale Booster updates) released since launch in Sept 2016 as well as brand new Lightspeed Edition optimizations and features as follows:
Streamlined Campaign Greatly speeds up progression and tightens the campaign to an action and adventure packed 12 hrs depending on your play style and pace
Streamlined All Systems For faster progression, including economy, starbase, resources, and officer levelling.
New Officer Progression System With 6 subclasses, 3 Prestige classes, new skill tree, and over 20+ new Prestige/Epic powers.
New Ship Loadout and Config Screen Will let you customize loadouts (and save them) for your ships just before entering combat
New Difficulty Mode Called Vice Admiral and slightly increased difficulty across the board
Enhanced Combat Includes 25+ new alien faction space combat abilities, more combos for both players and enemies, increased faction weaknesses and resistances, and other balancing tweaks
New UI Overhaul Designed for greater readability and usability. Many many UI quality of life enhancements to all areas of the game, too many to list here.Halcyon 6On the edge of Terran space lies Halcyon 6, a derelict starbase left behind by a mysterious precursor race. Your mission is to reclaim the derelict station and rebuild it.
A mysterious alien force is making a beeline towards Earth and this starbase is the best chance for the New Terran Federation to establish new alliances, research new technologies and otherwise figure out a way to stop the impending invasion.
Using only the resources you can salvage from the derelict station and gathered from nearby star systems, it’s up to you to rebuild the starbase to lead the Terran Republic’s scientific research, exploration and diplomatic efforts on the edge of known space.
Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a passion project whose design is inspired by our years spent playing classic games like Star Control, Master of Orion, X-COM, Civilization and new classics like FTL.Features:Base Building: spend resources to build station facilities (rooms) to enhance your production and technological capabilities, or build ships to help you control more territory
Exploration: assign your fleets to nearby star clusters, where they can handle emerging enemy threats, do missions for alien factions or secure bonus resources
Crew Management: assign crew to station facilities to greatly improve their output efficiency, or to ships where they can contribute in unique ways to combat, missions and events
Deep Tactical Combat: fight tactical ship or ground battles to resolve hostile events, create a foothold in the sector and ultimately defeat the enemy mothership!
Story Events: based on game criteria like rooms-built, alien diplomacy scores or officer traits/skills, the game will produce story events (often with multiple choice outcomes) that can lead to combat, time-related applied bonuses/negatives, officer attribute changes or any number of crazy in-game stories.

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Massive Damage
Massive Damage
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Linux Ubuntu
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • OS: Linux Ubuntu
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • OS: Mac OS X
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128MB
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  • Processor: 2GHZ
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

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Last Modified: Oct 10, 2023

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Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition reviews and comments

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Product received for free Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition is a solid but less monotonous Version of the Original Halcyon 6 Gameplay you take control of the Space Station Halycon 6, and need to rebuild the Conveyors Star system. You can expand your Space Station, conquer new Planets with produced and upgradeable Ships to produce Crew, Materials or Fuel. Meanwhile, you may encounter all sorts Of Resistance from Aliens who are constantly trying to destroy your base or challenge your Territory. For each Spaceship you need Officers and this you need more and more as the Game progresses. The Officers have 3 Main Classes which are distinguished by their Skillation Systems for each Main Class of Officers there Are always 2 Ship types, but later you can unlock even more Ships. So that comes Up joy and it's really Fun. The Battles with the Aliens are Lap Based, which I personally find very good. Even though the Comparison to FTL and XCOM is Often drawn Here and there are certainly Similarities: Although the Game bears minimal Resemblance to Xcom when it comes to base construction, but also has the Pixel Graphics of FTL. The Combat Sequences at FTL are completely different and at Xcom the battles on the Ground take place on larger Maps. At Halcyon 6, on the Other hand, the space battles as well as the Ground Battles Take place in class-assured Lap game Manier ala Final Fantasy. As In finals Fantasy, there is a small Screen and the Opponents as well as Allies take Turns. There is nothing to Take cover with, etc.;) Which is not necessarily bad but not really comparable. To the Innovation of the Lightspeed Edition: It is no longer necessary to manually farm the Resources of the individual Planets every few Minutes, because now you can build Probes that do just that. Still, the Game will be Monotonous Again quite quickly. After about 6-8 Hours you have seen and built just about everything and then only lift your Ships and Officers to work off new Story missions if you do not exactly conquer new planets. The Stories of peaceful or hostile Aliens bring Variety purely, but in building the Base, the Struggles, and Grinding, that variety is very quickly lacking. Pro: High Gameplay Indie Charm The Character and Spaceships have beautiful Skilltrees and skills Bug-free. Anyway, I didn't have any. Neutral: The Price is ok Kontra: Kurzweiously Quick monotonous conclusion: I can't comprehend the extremely high Ratings of some Magzine. The Game is quite good but due to the Fact that it offers quickly Monotonous wid, and just not a huge Campaign I do not find the Ratings justified. Nevertheless, the Game is worth a Look and is guaranteed to give every friend of Lap strategy games a few Hours of joy. The Price could be better but also worse. It is not necessary to buy the Game immediately. In the case of a good Offer, however, I would strike in any case. This Review was written as an Assessment within one'S own Genre. Sponsure Rating 6, 2/10 If you liked this Review, follow our Review Program
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