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EVERSPACE™

Stunning Interstellar

Reviewed by: James "Voidfox" | Twitter | May 30, 2017

EVERSPACE has enough of an intriguing story to keep you (re)playing to watch it unfold.

  • Review Play Time: 50.3 hours
  • Price: $32.99 (CAD)

so far... I got $0.66/Hour* of awesomeness

*Based on updated Steam total play time.

Game Flow

  • Choose ship
  • Select loadout
  • Customize ship colours
  • Select perks
  • Spend credits on upgrades
  • Launch mission
  • Navigate through sectors of randomized levels
  • Mine minerals/obtain crafting materials
  • Fight bad guys
  • Go bounty hunting
  • Complete tasks
  • Find secrets
  • Discover sweet, sweet loot!
  • Die
  • Spend credits on permanent upgrades for future runs
  • Relaunch mission
  • Try to get to the final sector
  • Rogue-like repeat!

Likes

  • Gorgeous space environments and backdrops
  • Plethora of different weapons
  • Tons of active/passive items
  • Weapon/item crafting and upgrading
  • Rogue-like permanent progression system
  • 3 ships to unlock, each with different playstyles and ship-specific weapons/devices
  • Keyboard/mouse controls feel fantastic
  • Ability to pause the action and produce gorgeous, wallpaper-ready screenshots
  • The on-ship talking AI is a delight
  • Great tidbits of humour are sprinkled into conversations between the protagonist and the on-ship AI
  • Loot, loot everywhere!
  • Customizable ship colours (and more to find as loot drops!)
  • Extremely replayable
  • The story is presented in bite-sized sound bytes and flashback scenes as you (re)play the game
  • Environmental hazards (solar storms, black holes, etc)
  • Just when you think you beat the game...
All Likes

Dislikes

  • Some perk upgrades and weapon mods feel minor, providing only small, incremental stat boosts making the power you gain feel negligible
  • Early game energy management can be frustrating, upgrades eventually help

The Final Word

You have one life to make it to Sector 7. Fly, die, retry. Each randomly generated adventure is full of wonder, action, and loot!

Enjoy a story-driven roguelike through flashback cutscenes and humorous on-board voiced AI sound bytes. Explore vast, beautiful space environments containing massive electro-static fields, ship-sucking black holes, scorching solar storms, and radar-jamming fog. Giant hollowed-out asteroids provide a home to precious minerals, mine-infested space wreckage hides lucrative loot, and scattered asteroid clusters give much needed cover when outnumbered by the enemy. Mine precious metals, ores, and crystals to craft life-saving components, weapons, and modifications. Kit out your ship with gattling guns, missile launchers, laser beams, cloaking devices, and combat drones. Dog fight with alien threats and fight along the side of Terran forces... or betray them.

Die. Get stronger. Do it again.

This is EVERSPACE and it – is – awesome.

Worth it?

Yes

Reviewed by: James "Voidfox" | Twitter | May 30, 2017