The life of an independent mercenary is rarely without excitement. Your spacecraft awaits and your adventure begins in the Sapphire solar system.
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Data lansării: 16 ian., 2012

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Cumpără Evochron Mercenary

 

Despre acest joc

Trading commodities while sneaking past hostile forces, racing the best pilots in the area, mining for diamonds, negotiating for survival, spying for a curious energy company, cleaning dirty solar arrays, transporting an impatient passenger... and that's just on a Monday. The life of an independent mercenary is rarely without excitement. At times, you may choose to work under contract, while at others, you may want to take matters into your own hands in a quest to build your reputation and fortune. Your spacecraft awaits. Your adventure begins in the Sapphire solar system.
In Evochron, you are free to seek your fortune as an independent mercenary in an adventure directed by your choices, abilities, and accomplishments. Each player can bring their unique skills and interests to the game, forming clans for cooperative goals or remaining solo to complete objectives on their own in true freeform space-sim gameplay.
Key Features:
  • True freeform gameplay without plot restrictions, conditions, or limitations. No character attribute/skill limitations to hold you back. Experience ultimate gameplay freedom and play the game the way you want to. Your decisions and abilities define your role in the game and establish your reputations, wealth, progress, and ranking.
  • Diverse gameplay choices and activities including racing, spying, mining, trading, commodity shipping, escorting, combat (both in civilian space and military war zones), exploring, asteroid clearing, equipment cleaning, crew management, station building, and ship designing. There are many ways to make money and advance in the game.
  • A vast seamless universe that lets you fly anywhere without in-game loading screens. The Evochron universe is not boxed in by 'walls' or 'rooms' that require a jumpgate 'door' to access, there are no required gates or trade lanes to restrict your travel and hold you back. You can travel virtually anywhere you want. Descend into planet atmospheres to land at city trade stations, mine valuable materials, or explore for hidden items. You can escape to nebula clouds for sensor cover or hide in a massive asteroid cave for protection. Fly from planet to planet, star to star, and solar system to solar system.
  • Unified gameplay architecture and profiles let you keep the ship, upgrades, equipment, money, weapons, crew, and commodities you acquire in the game for use in both single player and multiplayer.
  • Cooperative multiplayer objectives that pay all linked players. Join forces with other players to complete more challenging activities that can offer much better pay.
  • Construct space stations to dynamically expand the game's universe with new trade routes, docking points, and economies. The online multiplayer system stores player built stations with the server so other players can have access to the new stations and trade routes you create.
  • Specialized industries and economies provide realistically variable item availability and pricing.
  • Use your wealth to design and build a new ship, buy better weapons, hire crew members, recruit other ships, install upgrades, load commodities, and more.
  • Advanced physics system features velocity adjusted acceleration curves and accounts for mass, thrust, and vector calculations. Realistic zero gravity inertia based 'Newtonian' style flight model including complete 3-way rotation and 3-way direction control with optional variable input. An advanced inertial dampening system helps keep flight control simple in space, atmospheres, and gravity fields.
  • Realistic environment interaction far beyond the genre's typical 'background wallpaper'. Nebula clouds, asteroid fields, planet atmospheres, moons, and more all provide unique options for shelter and strategy. Such environment elements include changes in gravity, fuel consumption, physics, sensor range, and visibility.
  • Supports keyboard, mouse, gamepad, and joystick flight control. Use the control device you prefer to play the game.
  • Supports Natural Point's TrackIR 3D head control system for managing the viewpoint from the cockpit with all six degrees of movement.

Cerinţe de sistem

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1
          
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz AMD/Intel
          
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
          
    • Hard Disk Space: 750 MB
           
    • Video Card: 128 MB DirectX Compatible
           
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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Richard_Fist_
( 12.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 29 aprilie
First, this is not a casual game by any means so if can't handle much beyond point and shoot then leave now or you'll be sent home crying over you're twenty bucks (just read the negative reviews). This game is something I've been looking for ever since I played a little indy flash game somewhere on the internet when I was 14. It had interesting lore, trading and combat in unique space mercenary environment made by someone who had a great idea and new how to code. This game is like the grown up, college educated, athletic, beautiful version of that game. It is so complex you WILL need to get a key binding sheet but everything you can do actually has a purpose. It feels like you are in Star Trek at times when you have to boost forward shields, deactivate the inertial dampening system, all power to canons and deploy counter measures! (I've done this, it's the coolest feeling when you pull it off in combat). The map is massive but divided into indivdual systems to make it easier to handle, each system tracks your reputation and has every odd job to military contract you could want. You can customize your ship and change out and upgrade equipment to tailor your ship to the jobs you want to have. The game is meduim paced from starting out, I upgraded my ship's size about 5 hours in for the first time. I've barely scratched the surface of this game but I have played plenty to give it a good recomendation. It is a game that makes you think and feel like you are immersed in this world, added with a backdrop of stunning nebulae and planets with a swelling orchestral sci-fi soundtrack.
Sniper-Squirrel
( 85.0 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 22 aprilie
Realy high quality work for a small team. I've enjoyed this little gem of a game for a while. The downside is that the soundtrack can be a little too relaxing to listen to. I've used the sights and sounds of this game to put some of my kids to sleep. It is a realy beutiful yet relaxing game to play. You've been warned.
Mindcrime
( 1.5 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 16 aprilie
I hate to review this game cuz I respect the hell out of the creator. If u are looking for action this isn't the right game for u. If u want complex controls and a loooooot of setup time go for it. I can't lie and say i got far cuz i got frustrated after about 5 hrs I think and stopped playing. Great idea but much like elite dangerous this just needs for fun factor to really call it a "game". Keep it up though creator. Add some more fun in the next game and I will fully support u.
elseer
( 2.5 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 4 aprilie
I foudn the controls so compeldx that I just could not get into the game. perhaps one of thease days Ill pickup a joystick and throttle and revist the game. it looks so cool but its just way too complex to learn.
Daszman
( 2.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 26 martie
BLOWS takes 10 min to dock on a planet. Mission Waypoints blow. this game sucks!!!!!!!
Atech66
( 14.1 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 13 februarie
Me being too dumb to play it was the only issue lol
It has a steep learning curve and the community offers plenty of help and guides
That being said after 14 hours I was lost out of fuel and couldn't find my way back to save my life.
Its a game I wanted to love because it was so pretty to look at and seemed fun.. if i could make a career of cleaning the same solor panel over and over.
I sucked the game was great
𝕊𝟘𝟘ℙ
( 116.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 12 februarie
To SOME people I would recommend it. It's not an "arcade" space game. Distances are great and controls are detailed ... also very little storyline. I'm not sure if I'm the guy to ask about this game, but I can tell you what I know/ how aI play.

I find this game is very relaxing. Poor myself a glass of whisky, get some snacks and put on my own music. A new player will have to take a crash course in controls and such, so be in the mood for some learning the first time.

Once you know the buttons, it's time to head out into space and get a job. Because if you want to travel faster and further you need better parts for your ship.
At first, the jobs are cleaning and pick-up/delivery. Once you think you're good enough you can race and fight other AI ships. I never got good enough to stand a chance, though.

So, I just fly around in space, check out planets, pick up some things here and there to sell and chill. It's like Train Simulator in space.
Landing on/ taking off from planets and docking (>ᴗ< Pfft) at space stations is really cool as you can be all finicky about maneuvering and speed.

Word of advice: don't run out of gas...! Though it was excellent when I went Online, sent out a S.O.S. and a friendly stranger came to my coordinates to lend me some. The few that still play, are very friendly.
{AoH} Sgt. Uzi
( 77.2 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 8 februarie
lots to do, medium learning curve,
Morally Bankrupt
( 27.1 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 15 ianuarie
Amazing game that a 1 man team has created. If you feel cheated by Elite Dangerous like I did then you should check this out. Yeah sure it's not as "pretty" as ED but it has way more features and you won't pay $60 for another season of updates. Great game from a great company.
Charlesnchrg
( 300.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 7 ianuarie
I will buy anything made this Developer.

I was introduced to PC when I was working for an injured vet in the PH. I was a console player my whole life and this game and Freelancer where my first, tentative, steps into PC. I had a pirated version for about five months in the PH and it was missing a lot of the gameplay.

When I got back stateside I bought it and haven't looked back. It is a wonderful game. Worth the dollars spent. The forums are active. The Developer is active and the modding is good too.

Nothing can be more fun, in short bursts, than flying around with nuetonian physics killing Cylons. (Mod by CaptCaveman)
zufilico
( 0.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 3 ianuarie
Promise to be a good game but is a shame, Not full controller support problem, for a 2015 game.
Ophite
( 92.1 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 2 ianuarie
Suprisingly fun game. The videos and pics don't do it justice. It makes the game look empty and boring.

I don't want to compare it to the X series of games, but it has the same feel. And just like the X series, the game is only as fun as you make it. Anyone that has played and liked the X games knows what I mean.

A really, really solid indie game. Kudos.
sanadron
( 19.0 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 28 decembrie, 2015
Love this game,and don't forget to save!!!
Rinner
( 17.1 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 27 decembrie, 2015
Amazing, a triumph of game development. The fact this is created by a single person just makes it even that more impressive. Well worth $20 or even more.
Jerkov One
( 1.5 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 25 decembrie, 2015
Very disappointed!! Nothing works! Nada! Not one key is doing what it is supposed to do (except F12 for screenshots). The cockpit is only visible while chatting (shift+tab, steam chat). Engine sound is broken. turn = roll, roll = turn and and and... buck off.

ah yes... it's ugly! upscaled and pixelized grafics. I thought i wouldn't care about that, because it seemed to be a good game at first, but nothing works!! who ever "designed" this crap, obviously did not give a ****!
Tasker 2016 #KuritaStrong
( 5.1 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 25 decembrie, 2015
This game is much better than Elite: Dangerous, and you can quote me on that.
Crusader\\RoR
( 4.0 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 21 decembrie, 2015
I bought this game, because I wanted to customize my ship and then have a "sandbox" environment to kick around in. After half an hour of playing, I realized I'd bitten off way more than I'd ever wanted to chew, so I put the game away for months. I came back at it with the intent of finally mastering the thing. After spending an hour and a half beating my head against the control options, I finally learned how to toggle inertial flying and began to work my way through the first few frankly boring missions and got to the race against the AI ship. After half a dozen frustrating goes of bouncing helplessly around and then out of the course "rings", I had my fill of the Evo after 4 hours of playing.

I really wanted to give this game a positive recommendation, I really did, but it all comes down to the game trying too hard to be too much. Yes, the hardcore space simulator enthusiast looking for perfect immersion will LOVINGLY CARESS this game all night long (so if that's you, I TOTALLY recommend this game), but if you are a more casual gamer looking for a fun sandbox space combat game you can jump into and start kicking around in immediately? This is the exact opposite of that.

The controls are designed for a high level of investment in both time and energy in learning how to play. Ultimately, to get the best experience, a full function joystick and throttle are NOT OPTIONAL. Don't even buy the game unless you have a very robust controller. You'll have to devote yourself to memorizing dozens of key commands and unfortunately the opposite of intuitive control options, which is the only serious knock I have against the game from a critical standpoint. The control options desperately need better laying out (IE: movement controls need to be separate from head swivel controls need to be separate from combat controls, etc.)

Compared to other space themed games (ie: Wing Commander, X-Wing, Freelancer, Colony Wars, etc.), Evo is orders of magnitude more difficult to play, being marketted as a "game" (which it is technically), but it's more accurate to call it a space simulator with game elements bootstrapped on. So I simply can't recommend this game to anyone that isn't a hardcore space simulator enthusiast.

Unfortunately, my search for a nice middle ground space combat sim continues.
Jugulador
( 4.8 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 16 decembrie, 2015
The game has a lot of potential, but this dogfights are lame. Run, run, run, shoot, shoot, shoot... everybody has to much shield (including you) and it became very tedious... wish the guns are more lethal, so the combats end more quick or, at least, require more tactics and skills than bloodly shield and weapons management... this could be fun in a capital ship simulation, but not in a fighter.

My recomendation: Instal Freelancer and its best open space mods.
Smug Display Picture :^)
( 1.8 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 12 decembrie, 2015
Don't pay attention to the old fart fan boy reviews.

Save your money.
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Postat: 29 aprilie
First, this is not a casual game by any means so if can't handle much beyond point and shoot then leave now or you'll be sent home crying over you're twenty bucks (just read the negative reviews). This game is something I've been looking for ever since I played a little indy flash game somewhere on the internet when I was 14. It had interesting lore, trading and combat in unique space mercenary environment made by someone who had a great idea and new how to code. This game is like the grown up, college educated, athletic, beautiful version of that game. It is so complex you WILL need to get a key binding sheet but everything you can do actually has a purpose. It feels like you are in Star Trek at times when you have to boost forward shields, deactivate the inertial dampening system, all power to canons and deploy counter measures! (I've done this, it's the coolest feeling when you pull it off in combat). The map is massive but divided into indivdual systems to make it easier to handle, each system tracks your reputation and has every odd job to military contract you could want. You can customize your ship and change out and upgrade equipment to tailor your ship to the jobs you want to have. The game is meduim paced from starting out, I upgraded my ship's size about 5 hours in for the first time. I've barely scratched the surface of this game but I have played plenty to give it a good recomendation. It is a game that makes you think and feel like you are immersed in this world, added with a backdrop of stunning nebulae and planets with a swelling orchestral sci-fi soundtrack.
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Postat: 22 aprilie
Realy high quality work for a small team. I've enjoyed this little gem of a game for a while. The downside is that the soundtrack can be a little too relaxing to listen to. I've used the sights and sounds of this game to put some of my kids to sleep. It is a realy beutiful yet relaxing game to play. You've been warned.
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Postat: 13 februarie
Me being too dumb to play it was the only issue lol
It has a steep learning curve and the community offers plenty of help and guides
That being said after 14 hours I was lost out of fuel and couldn't find my way back to save my life.
Its a game I wanted to love because it was so pretty to look at and seemed fun.. if i could make a career of cleaning the same solor panel over and over.
I sucked the game was great
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2 din 2 oameni (100%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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116.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 12 februarie
To SOME people I would recommend it. It's not an "arcade" space game. Distances are great and controls are detailed ... also very little storyline. I'm not sure if I'm the guy to ask about this game, but I can tell you what I know/ how aI play.

I find this game is very relaxing. Poor myself a glass of whisky, get some snacks and put on my own music. A new player will have to take a crash course in controls and such, so be in the mood for some learning the first time.

Once you know the buttons, it's time to head out into space and get a job. Because if you want to travel faster and further you need better parts for your ship.
At first, the jobs are cleaning and pick-up/delivery. Once you think you're good enough you can race and fight other AI ships. I never got good enough to stand a chance, though.

So, I just fly around in space, check out planets, pick up some things here and there to sell and chill. It's like Train Simulator in space.
Landing on/ taking off from planets and docking (>ᴗ< Pfft) at space stations is really cool as you can be all finicky about maneuvering and speed.

Word of advice: don't run out of gas...! Though it was excellent when I went Online, sent out a S.O.S. and a friendly stranger came to my coordinates to lend me some. The few that still play, are very friendly.
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Postat: 14 noiembrie, 2015
Amazing, the only thing more amazing is the optimization and performance. Runs great on my old XP machine, and doesn't need a ton of Ram or Hard Drive space.

It is also supremely cool to be able to go from space to planet surfaces seamlessly. Even planetary rings become space dust when you fly into them.

There IS a learning curve with the complex controls, (most of the keyboard is bound to something lol) but eventually you learn which controls are important and which are just there for extra fine control. I found transposing the arrow key binds with the WASD ones really helped, and there is a training mode to help you get accustomed to the controls and general gameplay. You can map most of the important controls onto a standard USB PS1 controller.

I'll also mention that space station contracts are where the meat of single player objectives are, and space gates allows travel to different galaxies.


Combat feels like a refined version of Wing Commander, and there are times I feel like I'm playing a sandboxed version of that, which is a good thing IMO.


Get this game if you like space. It has definitely earned it's Very Positive rating. I'm thoroughly impressed.
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300.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 7 ianuarie
I will buy anything made this Developer.

I was introduced to PC when I was working for an injured vet in the PH. I was a console player my whole life and this game and Freelancer where my first, tentative, steps into PC. I had a pirated version for about five months in the PH and it was missing a lot of the gameplay.

When I got back stateside I bought it and haven't looked back. It is a wonderful game. Worth the dollars spent. The forums are active. The Developer is active and the modding is good too.

Nothing can be more fun, in short bursts, than flying around with nuetonian physics killing Cylons. (Mod by CaptCaveman)
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27.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 15 ianuarie
Amazing game that a 1 man team has created. If you feel cheated by Elite Dangerous like I did then you should check this out. Yeah sure it's not as "pretty" as ED but it has way more features and you won't pay $60 for another season of updates. Great game from a great company.
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6 din 6 oameni (100%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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92.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 2 ianuarie
Suprisingly fun game. The videos and pics don't do it justice. It makes the game look empty and boring.

I don't want to compare it to the X series of games, but it has the same feel. And just like the X series, the game is only as fun as you make it. Anyone that has played and liked the X games knows what I mean.

A really, really solid indie game. Kudos.
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4.0 ore înregistrate
Postat: 21 decembrie, 2015
I bought this game, because I wanted to customize my ship and then have a "sandbox" environment to kick around in. After half an hour of playing, I realized I'd bitten off way more than I'd ever wanted to chew, so I put the game away for months. I came back at it with the intent of finally mastering the thing. After spending an hour and a half beating my head against the control options, I finally learned how to toggle inertial flying and began to work my way through the first few frankly boring missions and got to the race against the AI ship. After half a dozen frustrating goes of bouncing helplessly around and then out of the course "rings", I had my fill of the Evo after 4 hours of playing.

I really wanted to give this game a positive recommendation, I really did, but it all comes down to the game trying too hard to be too much. Yes, the hardcore space simulator enthusiast looking for perfect immersion will LOVINGLY CARESS this game all night long (so if that's you, I TOTALLY recommend this game), but if you are a more casual gamer looking for a fun sandbox space combat game you can jump into and start kicking around in immediately? This is the exact opposite of that.

The controls are designed for a high level of investment in both time and energy in learning how to play. Ultimately, to get the best experience, a full function joystick and throttle are NOT OPTIONAL. Don't even buy the game unless you have a very robust controller. You'll have to devote yourself to memorizing dozens of key commands and unfortunately the opposite of intuitive control options, which is the only serious knock I have against the game from a critical standpoint. The control options desperately need better laying out (IE: movement controls need to be separate from head swivel controls need to be separate from combat controls, etc.)

Compared to other space themed games (ie: Wing Commander, X-Wing, Freelancer, Colony Wars, etc.), Evo is orders of magnitude more difficult to play, being marketted as a "game" (which it is technically), but it's more accurate to call it a space simulator with game elements bootstrapped on. So I simply can't recommend this game to anyone that isn't a hardcore space simulator enthusiast.

Unfortunately, my search for a nice middle ground space combat sim continues.
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5 din 6 oameni (83%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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33.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 29 noiembrie, 2015
It's Mount & Blade: Warband in space with actual Newtonian physics. Love it! I think my only complaint is the colour contrast of light sources mixed with the HUD and the target boxes really wears on my eyes after a while. But overall an excellent game from such a small team (is it really only one dude?).
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Postat: 28 noiembrie, 2015
If you like space exploration games with emphasis on realism, get this. It is absolutely amazing, and if it is on slae, GET IT, Actually, you know what, get it when it is full price. It is that good
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Postat: 28 decembrie, 2015
Love this game,and don't forget to save!!!
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17.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 27 decembrie, 2015
Amazing, a triumph of game development. The fact this is created by a single person just makes it even that more impressive. Well worth $20 or even more.
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Postat: 25 decembrie, 2015
This game is much better than Elite: Dangerous, and you can quote me on that.
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318.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 2 iulie, 2015
Ok i bought this game during the summer sale and so far I like it!

The Good!
Open world.. You can do what you want to do if you have some imagination!

A large mapped out universe with safe systems.. Not so safe systems.. And just down right Angry systems!

Even more systems that arn't mapped out... Not sure how many so far, I have only found a few of them and their hard to find which is a good thing! Remember Space is a big place so it shouldn't be to easy to find everything!

You can Generate space stations in locations you chose that arn't to close to other stations.. Gives you a tactical advantige or a trading benifit, howerver you wish to use it! Thats kinda up to you to figure out!

You can Mine, Trade, Do Missions from a mission board, or just Pirate cargo from NPC ships to make credit's

Guessing 30 plus spacecraft frames to chose from..Or upgrade to with in game credits if you can find a station that has them!

Upgradeable engins, cargo bays, wings, fuel tanks and Sheilds if you can afford them!

A really Neat wepons lab where you can craft your own version of the perfect Beam or Partical wepons!

A hanger in most stations where you can store a frame for later use..... For a price of course!

Good flight model with inerta or thrust driven modes and even an in atmosphere mode.

Custimazable enough controlls without being just way to much and confusing!

Can land on planets and planet base Locations.

Can fly inside some very large astroids and find some lootable stuff!

Can get a Mech Walker and walk planetside or even fight planetside if you can find something to fight!

Good bit of tech to buy in the stations and with limited space it make's you think and make desisions on how you want your ship to performe, Not enough room for everything so you have to decide whats important for the way you want to play.. The largest ships in the game cant carry everything even! and thats a good thing, makes you think!

I have read some reviews about a hard learning curve.... This is my first space sim since Tie Fighter and it took a while to learn but it wasn't bad and that was part of the fun in my opinion!

Theirs more good stuff but just cant remember it all!

The Bad!
Making credits is to easy once you figure out where to buy low and sell high... Some players think you have to find the lost city but you can make credits really easy just paying attition to prices... On my second Pilot I made 50 Million in just a few hours of game play because I had figured it out on my first pilot.. Needs to be a bit harder to make credits so you can't just get the best gear so quick!

TO HARD TO FIND OTHER REAL PLAYERS TO PLAY WITH.... I have managed to log onto a multiplayer server but I was the only player on it :( Would be nice if you could find others to play with! Seems like not to many people play multiplayer sadly..It might be fun!

Not enough Places to store loot in the hangers...Yes you can use multiable hangers in multible Space Ports but Dang their expensive and a pain being so spread out... Would like to see them let you chose a hanger locaion or build a Space Port to use as your home base and let you store multable ships and alot of looted and Pillaged goodies!

Can't figure out how to create my own Guild? Would be neat if you could start your own guild then search out an uncharted galaxy... then build it up with Ports and stuff and have your own guild Galaxy, If you could name it that would be even cooler but some peeps would do some real silly names I relize sadly!

If you lack Imagination... You will probably get bored after a while... Persionally I keep trying to find new stuff and tinkering around to see what i can do.... I'm still learning the deepth of the game!

Anyway all in all it has been fun even if I havent got to play multiplayer yet! But maybe someone will see this review and we can find a server and start building a universe!

Sleepy
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Postat: 28 octombrie, 2014
"I saw a distant planet with rings like saturn, as i flew closer i could see the rings were made of tiny particles of water as i drifted through them in my starship" - 8.5/10

EM is a sandbox space pilot simulator. It provides you with all the tools you need to live the life of an intrepid space explorer as you blast around an (almost) infinite galaxy filled with collossal space stations, glittering nebula, astroid belts, and planets.

How you choose to use this sandbox is very much up to you. Want to be a fighter pilot? No problem. Want to mine and trade precious minerals? You got it. Feel the need to build a fleet and have your own armada? Ok. Wanna explore the farthest reaches of the universe either by jumpgate or just pointing your ships nose at a distant star and pushing on the throttle? Oh yes! Fancy visiting the surface of that giant blue planet over there? Yep. Maybe cruise across mountains and dock at the local trade city for repairs and fuel? Sure.

Whatever you want to do EM has you covered.

However, despite the fact that it is probably obvious by now that I am impressed with this game it is only fair that I point out a few low points and niggles.

Firstly, the graphics. They are pretty dated. Still, what is here is all done pretty well. Distant stars flare light across your cockpit, nebula and gas clouds sparkle and shimmer as electrical storms rage, and giant space transporters lumber across the sky. On the downside the textures are all pretty bland up close. This is not so bad in space but it is on the planet surfaces that this really lowers the immersion. The actual concept of being able to fly from outer space, into the planet's atmosphere, and right down to the tree line is brilliant and the mechanics of it work really well. Unfortunately when you get there you see that the surface is just barren and featureless. A few sparodic trees and one or two cities is not enough to save this part of the game. A real shame as the actual descending to, and launching back up from, the planets is a lovely experience. Its just annoying that there is nothing to do when you get there.

Secondly, this is no hand holder. You will need to use the forums and wiki's to get to grips with this game. My six and a half hours playtime probably equates to about half of that as actual 'game' time. Still, nothing worth having is easy and i found the learning quite fun.

Lastly, the quests are pretty generic. You will make more money in ten mins of mining than by doing a dozen starter quests. Also there is a very limited amount of detail at times as so far as the living, breathing galaxy goes. There are lots of other ships, constant radio chatter, and dozens of busy space ports, but i'm yet to see anything along the lines of real faction interactions. Still, not been playing long so we'll see

Don't let these points put you off, there are a few mods available for graphical tweaks and the community is still pretty active and helpful for the learning side of things.

EM is a wonderful opportunity to just grab a spaceship and jet off to the stars. You'll be glad that you did.
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96 din 99 oameni (97%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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Postat: 27 iulie, 2014
Really fun. Great graphics (especially with the mods, which are worth looking into) and sound. Singleplayer and Multiplayer (basically the Singleplayer world but with other players on servers).

No real loading screens except for like, 20 seconds when you first start playing. The game install itself is less than 200 MBs or so but if you don't like even the starting loading screen, setting the 'Procedural' generation to 'Pre-Generated' adds 2+ GBs and makes it so it doesn't have to reload everything every time. Very useful.

You can go from space right into planets and land on a major trade city or maybe walk around the surface in a terrain walker mech (but don't go too fast in atmo unless you want to burn up), manage your fuel levels, take some contracts or follow the storyline (not necessary unless you want to follow it) or be even more enterprising and find a way to maximize profit by buying low, selling high, mining hydrogen or water or metals and turning that into something which you might turn into a warp drive that you can sell for much more.

Hire crewmembers to make your ship perform better (but keep paying so that they don't jump ship next time you dock).

The combat has a learning curve (the game has proper Newtonian physics but also a setting that uses your engines to try to keep your ship still for the most part when you throttle down) but once you get into it, it's very exciting and strategic.

The universe is massive and you can pretty much fly in any direction and you'll find unmapped sectors with planets. Or you might have a run-in with pirates or the mysterious Vonari alien race. The playerbase is still finding new things in the universe regularly.

The game really understands space travel. Not everything is on the same x-axis or y-axis and you might warp somewhere to find out that the station is actually above you a ways. Little touches like that add to the whole feel of actually being in space.

You wanna build a station for repairing your ship or constructing things and hide it out in the unmapped sectors of space? Go do that.

I'd suggest the game to people that enjoy open sandbox games, space as a setting, sci-fi, and games like Elite. The game doesn't care if you're a miner, a racer (yeah, there are space races, which are very interesting with the newtonian physics), a fighter pilot, a bandit that uses a cargo scanner to pick targets and blast 'em, a trader that's playing the markets, or maybe you just want to shuttle people from one station to another. It's all up to you and this game really excels at that.
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Postat: 4 ianuarie, 2015
I would have preferred a better reviewing system that would allow me to moderate my point, but this will have to do. If I had to give an honest opinion of whether or not you should get the game, I would say that it depends of what you're looking for, as well as how patient you are. This game actually came pretty close to a good recommendation for me : you're relatively free to do what you want, you can customize your ship on several aspects, you have multiplayer, if you're into that stuff... It doesn't look half bad either, the menus are clear and precise, the gameplay is pretty good, and the combat in particular is quite involving.

The game does suffer from a few flaws, though, one of them being fatal in my eyes. The first one is that even though you can customize you ship, the different modules you get are nothing more than upgraded versions of what you already have. What I mean is that you don't have the choice between a shield that's very strong and one that's less strong, but recharges quickly, that sort of thing. You just have "small shield that's not great but will fit on small frames", and it gets bigger from that.

Another flaw, this one more important : ennemies aren't all that smart, and seem to have access to an unlimited supply of missiles, or at least that's the impression I get. Combat isn't bad in itself, but make one mistake and you're likely to get blown up, so it encourages a sort of "jousting" pattern that can get repetitive. Your fights will be pretty much the same every time.

Last problem I have with this game, and this one is what made me give it a negative recommendation : the reputation system is absolute garbage. So, you have several factions in this game, and doing contracts for them or destroying their ships will impact it. Okay. But your reputation in a sector won't carry over to another, it's just for THAT sector. That means that you can (WILL, if you're following the plot) stumble on sectors where the Navy don't like you. At all. They don't know you, they don't know where you're from, or what you want, but boy do they know they want you dead. And we're not talking about pirates, we're talking about the NAVY. So pretty much every ship you'll come across here are hostiles. You'll want to bribe them, but they won't answer your trade requests. And here comes the REALLY dumb part : you'll want to do a few contracts for them, but for that, you'll have to dock in the station while everyone is trying to kill you, then pay a fee to even be able to bring up the contracts menu, then leave the station without getting shot down on the way out, then reach the mission waypoint. And do you think they'll stop shooting you just because you accepted to do their work ? ♥♥♥♥ no, don't be insane. Good luck trying to do your mission while having to fend off unlimited waves of hostiles and their flood of missiles. And good luck trying to get a good rep with those guys if you have to blow their ships up while doing THEIR job that THEY gave you. Not that you really CAN, since you won't last long against 15 bad guys and their unlimited reinforcements...

I really wanted to like that game, it had so much potential... But as you can see, despite the apparent choice you have to decide what you'll want to be, you'll get shoehorned into investing in weapons and strong shields to even have a chance. That, or ignore the sectors where everyone and their mother will try to kill you for no reason, but that's just really, really dumb...
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Postat: 27 septembrie, 2013
If you're a fan of space-flight sims, this one is pretty interesting. It's mostly a sandbox that gives you an option to follow a storyline of missions that will lead you in the general direction of a reward. The learning curve isn't too steep and you'll likely learn something new about the game throughout the time you play it.

The closest to a "ground game" you can get is to buy a terrestrial walker so you can walk around on the surface of planets after seamlessly entering the atmosphere from space and descending down to the surface, of course. Aside from that, you can't actually leave your ship. Better hope your cockpit doubles as a restroom!
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51 din 52 oameni (98%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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Postat: 15 august, 2015
This is the first time I've ever bothered to write a review on Steam. Long story short - EM has really struck a chord with me and I'd happily reccommend to others hungry for some immersive, expansive, open-universe space fun.

I'm only just getting started into this game; only 50-odd hours so far - but already I am REALLY liking the experience, and can envision this consuming MANY hours in the future. This game seems to give me what I've been looking for in a space sim game for a long time. The atmosphere, the feel, the freedom and sense of scale - really succeeds in giving the feel of a lone wolf mercenary with the vastness of space just outside his cockpit.

I started slow; some mining, some trading, some exploring, some simple contracts - and have only in the last session or two had a taste of combat. That's part of what's great about this game: you do what you want to do. And even after just scratching the surface I can see there is a LOT to do in this big chunk of space. Love the mood (or moods) of the game; relaxing one moment frantic the next depending on what you want; where you go, what you do.

I'll admit to being personally shallow enough that I needed to get a cockpit and UI mod before really being able to get immersed - made a huge difference and there's tons to choose from. Don't let the first few seconds of the game throw you. There is a LOT of beauty in this game (I've taken a ton of screenshots already), and the feel is top notch.

I've only played singleplayer so far, but the multiplayer sounds great - enough to convince a die-hard singleplayer to be very tempted to dip in.. soon. The community seems active and friendly, and the dev (yes, a single individual is behind this!) deeply involved and interested and responsive. And it would seem he is currently working hard on the next iteration - which seems like it will only make this very good thing even better, much better. Can't wait.. but in the meantime I've a huge chunk of space to explore, so back to it..!

** EDIT: Surprise! Evochron Legacy has now been released on Steam! Saw it - bought it - downloaded it - now it's play time! **
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