by Paul Devlin 12/2/2013
Product: Universe Pandemic
Developer: Polygon Attraction
Publisher: Polygon Attraction
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Unless you're one of those sappy/genuinely decent people who think a global apocalypse is a bad taste topic for a game, the chances are you know the real thrill of titles like Platinum Award-winner Plague Inc lies in watching the ticker count of infected folk steadily grow to the magic 7 billion goal.
Somehow, the creators of Universe Pandemic don't know this and have cloned pretty much all of the core elements of this virus-spreading strategy genre except the part where you actually get to wipe people out.
It does have a neat intergalactic twist, with other planets and species to exterminate (although the gameplay difference is negligible at best), but no matter how you tweak and mutate your deadly bug it's unlikely that you'll concoct anything a Lemsip and a lie down won't cure.
A poorly programmed Pandemic-alike that, like its doomed-to-fail diseases, will never catch on with apocalypse-addicted gamers
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