Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock is the first release related to this franchise in years. And when we say that, we don’t only mean games. The last episode of the show ended years ago, but it’s this game that adds the final piece of the puzzle to a successful franchise with a loyal base of followers. It’s a shame that the series is not at the peak of its popularity as we are sure that this game would generate extra hype in that case. But perhaps it’s better this way since the developers had to rely on quality and managed to create an excellent title.
The first thing the fans will notice is that Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock is a prequel to the events that occurred in the show we watched in 2004. The Twelve Colonies you know from the show are all present, and the same rules apply. The Government Headquarters are still in Caprica, while Sagittaron is the most unfortunate colony regarding resources. At the time, humans designed cyber soldiers called Cylons to serve and work for them. However, they gave them more intelligence than they planned. As a result, the Cylons do not want to be slaves anymore, and that’s why they are starting a war.
The game is set four years into the First Cylon War. The losses that the Twelve Colonies have suffered are increasing each day, and somebody needs to stop them. That’s where you come into play. But it’s not only the Cylon attacks you need to worry about. The colonies don’t exactly love each other, which is why you need to keep them together and make sure to convince the Quorum of Twelve of the importance of your mission. Aside from dealing with Cylons, you also need to keep at least six colonies together.
Are You Ready for Battles in Space?
In the Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, you will need to issue orders to your fleet. You can command each fighter and ship on what you want them to do on the next move. Since this is a turn-based strategy, you don’t have to worry about how much time you spend on planning your next step. However, once you click the end turn button, all actions will be conducted simultaneously. That includes both your and the opponents’ movements. That’s why predicting what your rivals plan is an essential element of tactics in this game. In time, you will learn how to find the perfect firing position and outsmart the opponent.
You will have various spaceships at your disposal. Of course, not all of them will be usable in the beginning as some of them need to be unlocked. Oh, and whatever you do, make sure to keep your command center safe. It is called Daidalos, and you need to keep it safe at all costs. If the Cylons manage to conquer it, it will be game over for you.
Plenty to Do Between Battles
You can also construct new ships in Daidalos. You will need them if you want to survive, but you will need to spend the in-game currency called Tylium to build them. You can obtain this currency by being successful in the campaign, as well as by completing side quests. Tyliums are also earned by the colonies that are in the Quorum, which means that it’s in your interest to keep together as many colonies as possible. Req Points will also be earned during the battles, and you can use them to upgrade existing or recruit new officers, as well as to buy new ship vessels.
The graphics of the game are excellent, and the visual presentation is breathtaking. The design of the ships, in particular, is incredibly detailed, and the combat looks both spectacular and realistic. The sound goes hand in hand with graphics and contributes to the atmosphere. You can see that the developers really tried with every aspect of the game.