Nov 7, 2007
A year before the Strugatsky brothers penned the novel that inspiredS.T.A.L.K.E.R.,they churned out the sixth installment of their %26ldquo;Noon Universe%26rdquo; series. Prisoners of Power was a subversive tale of totalitarianism and revolt set on a planet with an atmosphere so refractive the locals had to look straight up to see the horizon.
We%26rsquo;re telling you all this because you won%26rsquo;t learn it from playing the game allegedly based on the book. Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power is a slick hex war game that wears its theme like a chimpanzee wears a top hat (reluctantly and unconvincingly). Besides the names of the factions, units and characters, there%26rsquo;s almost nothing here of the dark, distinctive, source material.