Starpoint Gemini 2
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It's simple to just say that Starpoint Gemini 2 isn't for everyone, but there are fundamental issues that really make this game utterly impenetrable. The presentation is generally of a good standard, and though the performance falters at inconvenient moments, it's how the game deals with teaching players how things work that's most disappointing. We've seen space simulations that work on consoles, but this particular trade isn't worth what they're offering.
Don't bother buying unless you already know you'll love it. It's a hard game to judge, but most people are better off going for something more entertaining, or at least getting it on PC. Starpoint Gemini 2 could be great, but probably won't be.
Ultimately Starpoint Gemini 2 will appeal to a certain niche of gamer. Fans of space sims with a large dose of RPG will appreciate this game for what its worth.
Luckily, Starpoint Gemini 2 has Steam Workshop support, and I've already found mods that fix a lot of my major griefs. For the purpose of this review, however, I played without add-ons.
The game offers so much for players interested in a deep experience guaranteed to take hours to complete. I think it shines more in the free roam aspect where you can set your own path, but there's so much to do.
Get beyond the complicated controls and mechanics, and Starpoint Gemini 2 turns out to be a mostly enjoyable voyage across the far reaches of space. The price tag is a little steep given the dated style and presentation of the game, but there's no shortage of content if you're in the market for a steadily-paced and involving space sim.
Maybe Starpoint Gemini 2's universe doesn't always feel as alive as it could, but it's still an enjoyable place to spend your time.
Starpoint Gemini 2 is sort of like a modern version of Freelancer, but the galaxy's looking pretty lifeless these days.
Starpoint Gemini 2 isn't the most profound release in a genre that's been promising some imagination inspiring experiences in the near future. Even so, the fog of war of its vast map begs me to clear it, hiding ships and upgrades that I just need to collect. There are a lot of toys here to play with, even if the world around them is somewhat simplistic, but that might just be enough to keep me occupied for another 20 hours.
Starpoint Gemini 2 is a great game for players seeking a nice cerebral experience that they can take at their own pace