Light, digestible (indie) game reviews.
Fighting enemies, destroying meteors, building on planets, keeping execs happy, upgrading.. never a dull moment in Vostok Inc.
*Based on updated Steam total play time.
Before I knew it, I was a quadrillionare in Vostok Inc. If only it were that easy in real life! Perhaps that is why I find this game extremely addicting and fun to play. Starting out trying to reach a million or even a billion dollars makes you want to push a little more and the next thing you know another 3 hours have passed.
You start off going planet-by-planet constructing different buildings to produce income. I found it extremely satisfying purchasing buildings and watching my income climb. The game pushed me to reach for the next planet to have enough money for my next building to unlock or to purchase weapon upgrades to defeat the bosses in each system.
The twin-stick shooting mechanics feels responsive with satisfying weapons, like laser or shotgun style projectiles. You'll be shooting down enemies while you explore the distinctive solar systems filled with asteroids and randomized executive astronauts needing rescue. The executives provide bonus cash, but the only gripe I had was they get dissatisfied too quickly, so keeping them happy with collectible items felt like a chore. It is optional, but it will double the time to increase your cash flow.
There is a lot to keep you busy here; mini-games to play, executives to keep happy, upgrades for your radar and ship, there are even races you can partake in. Vostok Inc. is an addictive and fun game to play where you either get rich or die trying.