Ever since I played Starpoint Gemini, I have been a big fan. The original game was very easy ot use and not too overly complicated to use. The game was in 3D, but only flew in 2D, so it wasn't hard to get form point "A" to point "B" with little effort.
Starpoint Gemini 2 takes the original game several steps fruther. The concept is sitll the same. You are a space pilot looking to make a name for yourself in the age of space trader. You can either play in campiagn or in freemode.
Some of the things that have improved since the first game are as follows...
1.) Flight is now in 3D instead of 2D
2.) You no longer have to use jump gates to get to your destination
3.) A lot more ships to choose from
4.) Ships have a lot more upgrades to choose from
5.) Some ships offer a "Flight Deck" where you can send small fighters out while you battle
6.) Not only can you have a flight deck, but you can also choose which kind of fighters you want
7.) This time, you can also land on planets as well as star bases
8.) Combat is lot more "tactical" than before
9.) You can now make friends and enemies, this determines if you are able to land on stations or planets
10.) There are now factions, each with their own likes and dislikes about you and other factions
11.) More items to buy and trade
12.) Major improvementts on comba, flight, and trading system
13.) There is now a fully viewable starchart you can use to determine where you are versus where you go
Overall a much more enjoyable game with added features that allow a lot mroe to do as well as a lot more offer. The added bonus of flight decks is also very helpful for when you need that added help durig combat. If you are into the Space Trader system that has true 3D concept of space flight, this is a good game to get. If you loved Starpoint Gemini, you will love this second part. The added benefit of landing on planets is a major bonus from the original game.