The fourth part of the series reminds us that sometimes a landing is just a landing, sometimes a short stopover to refuel is just a short stopover to refuel, and sometimes a routine action ... is anything but routine. As part of an 'Epic Series', it makes sense that not every world you stop at is a struggle to survive. Sometimes life is about just getting through the normal moments.
The shortest installment so far, I am not quite sure how I feel about this adventure. I loved the way it turned a typically routine action into a white knuckled struggle to survive, and played on primal fears of being alone in the dark when something is just not quite right. I felt a little of that mixed relief and disappointment when you discover that the 'monster' in your closet is really just a sweater. The overall adventure series probably needed a little breather between life and death decision adventures, without getting dull, so I liked it overall.
I gave this 4 out of 5 stars because I thought that the second world, Epsilon Cygnii, needed just a little more. It hints that there is a vast unexplored world waiting for the crew to get out there and explore, pushing the boundaries of exploration, but then leaves all of the work of even coming up with ideas to the referee. Like a Sunday without the whipped cream and cherry, it just needed a few short suggestions to really finish off the adventure.
Overall, a great product with lots to offer a referee, both as an adventure and as inspiration for your own adventures.