Rockfish Games returns to the galaxy of Everspace with the direct sequel but does it hold up to the predecessor?
The first Everspace game created one of the best space flight simulators I have ever experienced, better even than the recent Star War Squadrons. Was Rockfish Games able to do it again? With both games you play a clone of Adam Roslin who is a skilled pilot himself. The end of the first game resolved issues with the clone DNA sequence and allowed them to continue on to live their own lives. Playing one of these clones you are hired to protect a mining crew as they strip raw materials from the mine location. As expected you are beset by pirates and must eliminate them before they kill the miners. This is very similar to the introduction to the first game, I sense a formula at work.
With the predecessor it was the most detailed game based in space so my expectations were high. The level of detail far exceeded those expectations. For most of the game it even exceeds that of the latest AAA title, Starfield. Rockfish proves once again that independents can do better with less and that’s all due to the talent and passion they bring. Controls are fluid and gameplay is engaging. They took their first game, which was fantastic and evolved it into this diamond that I did not see coming.