Graphics: It has great atmospheric graphics. While the graphic itself is not comparable with Crysis for example, it still is stunning how it all looks. The background, the ships and even the tracers of weapons.
Controls: The controls were really complicated. But after the first 2 missions you get used to it and experience how you can do anything you want. From fast barrel-roll dodging to sprint-dashing to an enemy sentry. You have to get used to the game in general.
Gameplay: It was absolutely lovely. Pure greatness. It's fast space-combat while you're in the middle of massive ships shooting at each other with an army of tiny ships flying around you. A great space dogfight. I had a lot of fun playing this game, while the missions were quite monotone I still enjoyed every mission as it's kind of a 'kiting' game. Attack, when your armor is low fly away, get back when your armor is replenished. And honestly: It wasn't even boring.
As I got the Strike Suit, the gameplay completely changed! It was still a kiting game, but as soon as I had enough Flux (the power to be the Strike Suit and shoot with it) through my normal ship even as I had low armor I was still offensive with my Strike Suit because you had the opportunity to dash away and had a new fighting system.
I absolutely loved it.
Story: There are 5 different missions with every of them including something for the story.
You're a guy who has been sent in deep in space to join the forces of Earth while they're attempting to intercept the fleet. You're in an interstellar war: Earth's forces (U.N.E, United Nations of Earth) fighting against fearless enemies to protect a planet which is shortly before destruction.
You begin as a low-priority guard near Earth. You have an Apex Ship which can't transform into a Strike Suit yet.
After an attack, Earth's command say that the enemies are intending to end the war with one decisive strike.
They've amassed a colossal fleet and are bringing it to Earth.
The story is ok, it gets you fast into gameplay.
Music: It pumps you up, isn't obviously repetitive and fits with the atmosphere and the art of fighting.
Endings: There are multiple endings. You can choose which one you want. For example, the secondary objectives you choose to complete directly affect the state of Earth and the end of the game. With multiple endings, preventing Earth's destruction is your immediate concern but preserving its future is your ultimate goal.Unfortunately:
The game doesn't get any of it's promised updates, which is annoying and sad.
And all that for 19€. (18€ with the Director's Cut)
I would definetly play it again.
Looking forward on buying "Strike Suit Infinity" (6€) which apparently puts you in waves and waves of the decisive war.