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Threadspace: Hyperbol review

What the hell's a hyperbol?

Pros

  • 2D gameplay better than expected
  • Multiplayer rocks
  • Unique and involving

Cons

  • Sometimes a little too hectic
  • May not be suitable for everyone
  • Non-3D space may turn you off

Aug 29, 2007

The trouble with space is it%26rsquo;s all three-dimensional. You think you%26rsquo;re doing pretty well in a scrap, and then it turns out there%26rsquo;s an enemy Battlecruiser and 42 legions of their finest fighters descending on you from above.

ThreadSpace: Hyperbol does away with such unpleasantness by limiting play to a two-dimensional plane. Yes, you%26rsquo;re a spaceship, but you slide about like some sort of rocket-powered game of intergalactic curling. This all works tremendously well mind you, and to the game%26rsquo;s distinct advantage.

More Info

GenreStrategy
DescriptionThreadspace: Hyperbol is so completely unique that it's simply a joy working out how to play the damned thing, while the gameplay remains generally hectic-but-thrilling.
PlatformPC
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date:12 July 2007 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:PC
Genre:Strategy
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