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Offline glen55

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Everspace 2
« on: February 24, 2021, 05:06:47 PM »
I really think I've seen an Everspace 2 thread on here, but I just searched and couldn't find it, so my apologies for starting a new one if I am in fact a sinning sinner here. But I have a question about the game.

Anyway, Rockfish Games' Everspace 2 is out in Steam Early Access and it is catching some really favorable electronic ink waves on the intertubes as more of a fully-fleshed RPG than its more roguelike predecessor, Everspace. The general theme is "hey this is great, but the content is slim ATM." That appears destined not to remain so, as Rockfish has released a "road map" of its big plans for Everspace 2: https://www.pcgamer.com/the-everspace-2-roadmap-has-bombers-recon-ships-and-fast-travel/

After seeing some of this inter-ink, I reinstalled Everspace, which I don't think I ever played very much. And I could see right away that the 3-dimensional space fighter combat in Everspace is a bit too frantic for my tastes. I mean, I know that "frantic" kind of comes with the space fighter genre, but there can be "more frantic" or "less frantic" and the original Everspace kind of seems like "more."

So my question is for anybody who has placed both Everspace and Everspace 2: how does the combat in these two games compare? Anybody? Or if you've played only the latter, how is the franticosity?*

*"Franticosity" is a synonym for "franticishness."
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Re: Everspace 2
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 05:09:25 PM »
Never heard of either of these games but they look quite cool.  Are they better with a joystick/flight stick/etc. or mouse and keyboard?
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Re: Everspace 2
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 06:46:12 PM »
'electronic ink waves on the intertubes' hahaha - I dig it!

Sorry I have not played either, but Everspace 2 has been on my wishlist since it was announced...I hope the comparisons to the Freelancer games are valid.

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