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Roberto Lavieri wrote on Mon, Jan 24, 2005 08:22 PM UTC:
No, George, Alpha Centauri is almost unplayable by humans. I tested it physically, and I was sadly surprised with the difficulty of the game. One of the bigger problems is the Rotor, this piece can´t be used in a good manner, it changes drastically the game each time it moves, and usually improves the position of some pieces and destroys consolidated good positions of other ones. The deepness of the game is extreme, and you can´t see nothing, making the game almost exclusively tactical, but very difficult to play. The basic idea of the game can, perhaps, be adapted for a new easier variant, but the project Alpha Centaury was, definitely, rejected by myself.

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