Excerpt: SEGA sure is deserving of some praise from the “hardcore” gamer crowd. If not for their efforts in releasing mature games on the Wii or their penchant for keeping retro gaming alive, this new real-time space combat DS game is another offering from SEGA to save the dedicated gamer from a market of disposable handheld games.
Summary: Infinite Space is an RPG that takes place in outer space and gives players the ability to control, build, outfit and customize more than 150 spaceships, offering over 200 characters and the ability to control multiple spaceships at any one time.
Conclusion: Infinite Space offers dozens of hours of deep space exploration and storytelling, but the overall package is clunky and inconvenient. Sci-fi and anime fans might find the story worth sticking around for, though, and there are some interesting characters to get to know. But getting to those good bits will test your patience.
Conclusion: Concept: Travel the galaxy with a cast of Japanese RPG clichés. Customize your ships, build up your fleet, and manage your crew along the way
Graphics: The battle montages look decent for the DS. A lot of time is spent with the standard Japanese dialogue using static character art. There are a few video cutscenes as well
Sound: A well-done aspect of the game.
Conclusion: As mentioned, Infinite Space is definitely not the sort of game for the user-base that Nintendo markets to. This is one for grinders, people willing to spend hours sifting through dialogue, undertaking repetitive, sometimes frustrating battles, and levelling up constantly in order to stand a chance of success.