History YMMV / StarControl

19th Sep '16 7:03:28 PM Sabrewing
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* HilariousInHindsight: "Orz" has since become known as an emoticon.

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* HilariousInHindsight: "Orz" has since become known as [[PoseOfSupplication an emoticon.emoticon]].
26th Aug '16 11:24:37 AM DocLithius
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* PortingDisaster: The UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis version, with its slideshow-like framerate. Sooo muuuch slowdooown...

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* PortingDisaster: The While the Amiga [[PolishedPort version]] is arguably the definitive way to play the game, the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis version, version (which was based on the Amiga version) was kind of a train-wreck with its slideshow-like framerate. framerate. Sooo muuuch slowdooown...slooowdooowwwn...
** The game ''does'' run perfectly fine on overclocked hardware, but that's beside the point.
26th Jun '16 1:29:39 AM DarkHunter
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** The Quasispace theme from the PC version of Star Control 2 is incredibly beautiful, possibly even being a TearJerker. The Quasispace theme from the 3DO, however, is NightmareFuel in music form. Unusual background sound effects, weird inhuman moaning in the background, and... is that a child? Brrr... It doesn't help that the Arilou reside there, a species with known ties to [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination the Orz]].]] It's almost as if [[spoiler: the Orz come from Quasispace as well...]]

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** The Quasispace theme from the PC version of Star Control 2 is incredibly beautiful, possibly even being a TearJerker. The Quasispace theme from the 3DO, however, is NightmareFuel in music form. Unusual background sound effects, weird inhuman moaning in the background, and... is that a child? Brrr... It doesn't help that the Arilou reside there, a species with known ties to [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination the Orz]].]] It's almost as if [[spoiler: the Orz come from Quasispace as well...]]that are mysterious and otherworldly... and not always in a good way.
1st Jun '16 3:34:59 PM Eon-the-Dragon
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** The QuasiSpace theme from the PC version of Star Control 2 is incredibly beautiful, possibly even being a TearJerker. The QuasiSpace theme from the 3DO, however, is NightmareFuel in music form. Unusual background sound effects, weird inhuman moaning in the background, and... is that a child? Brrr... It doesn't help that the Arilou reside there, a species with known ties to [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination the Orz]].]] It's almost as if [[spoiler: the Orz come from QuasiSpace as well...]]

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** The QuasiSpace Quasispace theme from the PC version of Star Control 2 is incredibly beautiful, possibly even being a TearJerker. The QuasiSpace Quasispace theme from the 3DO, however, is NightmareFuel in music form. Unusual background sound effects, weird inhuman moaning in the background, and... is that a child? Brrr... It doesn't help that the Arilou reside there, a species with known ties to [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination the Orz]].]] It's almost as if [[spoiler: the Orz come from QuasiSpace Quasispace as well...]]
1st Jun '16 3:34:37 PM Eon-the-Dragon
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** The Quasispace theme from the PC version of Star Control 2 is incredibly beautiful, possibly even being a TearJerker. The Quasispace theme from the 3DO, however, is NightmareFuel in music form. Unusual background sound effects, weird inhuman moaning in the background, and... is that a child? Brrr... It doesn't help that the Arilou reside there, a species with known ties to [[EldritchAbomination the Orz]].

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** The Quasispace QuasiSpace theme from the PC version of Star Control 2 is incredibly beautiful, possibly even being a TearJerker. The Quasispace QuasiSpace theme from the 3DO, however, is NightmareFuel in music form. Unusual background sound effects, weird inhuman moaning in the background, and... is that a child? Brrr... It doesn't help that the Arilou reside there, a species with known ties to [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination the Orz]].]] It's almost as if [[spoiler: the Orz come from QuasiSpace as well...]]
1st Jun '16 3:32:32 PM Eon-the-Dragon
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** The Quasispace theme from the PC version of Star Control 2 is incredibly beautiful, possibly even being a TearJerker. The Quasispace theme from the 3DO, however, is NightmareFuel in music form. Unusual background sound effects, weird inhuman moaning in the background, and... is that a child? Brrr... It doesn't help that the Arilou reside there, a species with known ties to [[EldritchAbomination the Orz]].
9th May '16 4:13:13 PM Teakay
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* HilariousInHindsight: "Orz" has since become known as an emoticon.
3rd May '16 4:15:47 PM Teakay
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** The ButThouMust when dealing with [[spoiler:the neo-Dnyarri]]. [[spoiler:If you insist on killing it, it finds a weakness in the Taalo shield and ''forces'' you to take it on board]].
26th Apr '16 2:02:01 PM Teakay
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* WoobieSpecies: The Androsynth, although they are not, strictly speaking, a separate species: they are humans, just like the Earthlings. First, they get enslaved by the rest of humanity. Then, after they finally escape and settle a planet of their own, they get enslaved again, this time by the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za. Then, when they start doing research into inter-dimensional fatigue (looking for a way to escape slavery again? Remember, they escaped from slavery the first time by discovering hyperspace, the first humans to do so), the Ariloulaleelay, who had worked so hard to protect humanity from the Orz, do nothing to warn them of the dangers. Sure enough, they break the dimensional barrier and unleash the Orz, who proceed to wipe them out in some mysterious manner. So, enslaved, enslaved, exterminated. To make matters worse, the games hardly acknowledge how tragic and unfair their fate was. In the second game, Earth welcomes the Orz into the New Alliance, and most players don't bother trying to ask the Orz about it because of their infamous [[BerserkButton reaction to questions about the Androsynth]].

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The Androsynth, although they are not, strictly speaking, a separate species: they are humans, just like the Earthlings. First, they get enslaved by the rest of humanity. Then, after they finally escape and settle a planet of their own, they get enslaved again, this time by the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za. Then, when they start doing research into inter-dimensional fatigue (looking for a way to escape slavery again? Remember, they escaped from slavery the first time by discovering hyperspace, the first humans to do so), the Ariloulaleelay, who had worked so hard to protect humanity from the Orz, do nothing to warn them of the dangers. Sure enough, they break the dimensional barrier and unleash the Orz, who proceed to wipe them out in some mysterious manner. So, enslaved, enslaved, exterminated. To make matters worse, the games hardly acknowledge how tragic and unfair their fate was. In the second game, Earth welcomes the Orz into the New Alliance, and most players don't bother trying to ask the Orz about it because of their infamous [[BerserkButton reaction to questions about the Androsynth]].
** The Ur-Quan, on the other hand, are a JerkassWoobie / WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds species. After a long struggle to overcome their instinctive territorialism, build a civilization, and ally with other spacefaring races, they were enslaved by mind control, subjected to genetic modification, and forced to commit genocide against their own allies, only breaking free by protracted self-torture. By the time it was over their old instincts had become full-blown xenophobia, and they resorted to becoming oppressors and murderers themselves -- the first victims being their ''surviving'' old allies -- in what they perceived as self-defense.
22nd Jan '16 11:32:39 AM Eon-the-Dragon
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* JerkassDissonance: [[spoiler: The VUX]] are probably one of the most popular alien species from the games, [[spoiler: despite how petty their reasoning for being hypocritical bigots is.]]
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