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Everspace 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Action-packed sci-fi tale with bloodless space combat.

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If you've ever wanted to play a retro space shooter that uses a Diablo-like loot and inventory system with glossy graphics, then this is the game for you. Everspace 2 throws players into pulpy space combat from the word go, providing intuitive and forgiving piloting and firing controls that let you feel like an ace dogfighter within minutes. You'll tear through foes with lasers, missiles, and other sci-fi guns, gradually learning to switch between weapons that are more effective against different types of enemies and armors while keeping an eye peeled for resources and salvage that you can pull in and capture with your mini tractor beam. This is where the classic action-RPG (role-playing game) elements come in, as you hungrily search for rarer items and begin to create custom modules to slot into your ship, slowly building a craft of your own design that handles and fights just how you want.

The cherry on top is how pretty it all looks. As you slowly modify your fighter, applying custom paints and a variety of aesthetic alterations, you're bound to fall in love with your shiny little ship. You'll marvel not only at your iron eagle but also the stunning galaxy in which it operates. Star systems are filled with colorful, hulking planets and detailed space debris, with distant stars and nebulae providing a jaw-dropping background. It's a shame the narrative scenes, composed largely of underwhelming painted stills, can't quite match the action sequences, but one supposes the folks at Rockfish Games had to leave something to improve upon for the next game. In the meantime, Everspace 2 delivers a rollicking sci-fi adventure that's hard to resist.

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