Holy Crap in a basket this game so far has been one hell of a time.
I learned about this game when i watched a vinesauce stream of this game, and so i tried the demo, and found after picking up the controls, the game was very fun. But during my time in the demo and for a short while recently after i finally bought this wonderful game, there was one thing that seemed to be constant:
All i did was fly around a planet, looking for upgrades and more things to find about the lore of this game to keep myself intriguiged.
Then I found a reason to truly enjoy this game.
This was what happened that made me love this game not long ago before posting this review
Doing buisness as usual, looking around for upgrades and such, just trying to find the indicator to appear to bring me in so i can dock and pick it up.
Finally, i see something and fly over to it and try to dock.
Miserably fail, and my ship takes critical damage because it hit the ground too hard, leaving it with under 20% hull integrity, with a fire starting.
Quickly, I land the ship, grab the fire extinguisher and take care of the fire.
Something wasn't right though, the ship wasn't repairing itself.
Curious, i make my way back to the captain's chair to pilot the ship.
Right before i start to pilot, a Red warning began to flash infront of me: "WARNING: MISSILE LOCK"
Panicking like ♥♥♥♥ now, and boosting away as quickly as possible, and then turning around to see what I'm up against.
Four enemy ships, the first time ive been up against more than 1.
Under 20% health, outnumbered, and most likely outgunned, Chances were most likely not in my favor.
Still, i give it my best shot, boosting back towards one enemy ship, slowing down before blasting it to pieces, and then boosting off as another missile lock appears.
As i repeat the same process with each ship, in the end I emerged victorious, and quite proud with myself, with four burning ships litter the ground.
Time to see what was in store for me.
As it turns out, one of the things i was trying to pick up before i was rudely interrupted, was the upgrade i was looking for, a heating upgrade so i could go explore the ice planet. Exactly what i needed to progress.
Again, for a time when i reach the ice planet there was period of time where not much happened.
Found three areas with data sticks that uncover more of the backstory, but only signals of enemies that were too far out.
Then, my opportunity comes, after hunting down another upgrade, i find a site where one might be located, as i approach, enemy contacts appear, a metric ♥♥♥♥ ton of ships converge ontop the site.
Its that time again.
Wanting another fight like i did not too long ago, i rush to the enemies, as i get close, they do exactly what I imagined they would; scatter and then swarm me.
Good thing the primary weapon in this game spreads like crazy. Even though there were much more ships than last time, I make short work of them while sustaining a fair amount of damage, as it appears they lacked the ability to use missiles, unlike the ones before. But even after winning the fight, the battle music is still playing and my hull isn't repairing, Naturally, i looked up to figure out why. A new group was coming in.
Knowing if i tried to fight them directly, i wouldn't stand a chance, i run off a little, and then come back to destroy a few of the ships, this hit and run tactic was for the most part, effective.
After a few, quick hit and runs I'm once again, victorous, and with a lot of burning ships on the frozen ground.
Once more, the music did not stop. Just a little above my position, a third group was coming in, thinking this would be the same as before, I made the same attempt to fight them, one thing was off however, these ships could use missiles. And one ship in particular looked different, and hell had a different trail than the other ships, the others had green trails, this one had a pink trail. It didn't take long to realize this ship could be special when i saw a barrage of missiles come flying at me, and then quickly kill me.
It was time to get creative, and then die. A lot.
And that I did.
After dying multiple times, i get the idea that if im always behind this special ship, it cant pummel me with its own missiles. So, i try it.
And it worked, after this thing was finally destroyed, I turned my attention to the other ships that were with it, and made short work of them.
The battle music finally ends, and my ships starts to repair.
It had finally ended.
And it was well worth it.
Thats pretty much my experience with this game so far, and has quickly become a space sim game i truly enjoy.
If you have the money to do so, i'd say go buy this game. If you dont, try the demo. You might just like it, and maybe you'll have a similar experience to what I had, and you'll know what im talking about.