Planet Stronghold (Winterwolves.com)
A new recruit is sent to the greatest outpost a human could ever be assigned to, Planet Stronghold. Their decisions will shape the fate of humanity and the rest of the galaxy.
The game takes place in the future where humankind is at odds with every other alien race. A king rules the humans and your job is to find the missing prince. After that, you have to decide if you want to achieve galactic peace or conquer the galaxy. You do have romance options, but you won’t have access to them until you make a decision. Even then, they write it hastily together with side quests for every single character in order to get to know them better. To me it just seems like info dumping about each one and who you romance has no effect on the plot whatsoever.
All it does is change a few lines in the epilogue. In Loren, the romances slowly grow and connect to the plot while in this game they’re just there for the sake of having them.
When you start the game, you have a choice between a male and female character. Which one you choose only affects whom you can romance. You also have a choice between four classes: Soldier, Guardian, Scout, or Psionic. The choices you make affect your relationship with the characters. Every battle you win and every quest you complete will give you experience points.
When you level up, you have to choose how to distribute them. You can also earn achievements based on what you do in the game.
The game is fun but doesn’t offer much in romance and character development. I give it 8 out of 10, the story elements have a better use in Loren, but this one has better game play.