Summary: One of the best titles for the system. Unfortunately has one of the highest learning curves I have ever encountered in a video game. Seemed easy till the first boss, then couldn't seem to accomplish anything...over a year later am still stuck on the same part. This game has so much to offer, if only the difficulty were a bit lower.
On my list of favorite video games of all time for any system.
17 March 2014
Summary: This game is not for everyone. It is slow and has a very deep game system. But for me, this is hands down my favorite title on the Nintendo DS. Pros: One of the best stories in a video game I have ever experienced. Ship building system is addictive. High replay value. The soundtrack is absolutely amazing. Negatives: No tutorial. There is an ingame manual on gameplay aspects. Not meant to be played in short bursts.
Summary: For whatever reason, this game has received a very low print run. I've acquired the German version (which is region-free) and it is entirely in English. From what I can tell, it is identical to the domestic release aside from the manual / packaging (which is in German). You can also buy the German version new, elsewhere for about $25 plus shipping. As for the game, it's sorta visual-novel meets ship strategy.
Summary: This game had an excellent setup and style. It was, however, difficult to understand the gameplay and there were too many Point-of-no-return moments leaving you regretting your past decisions.
Summary: Infinite Space is genuinely a remarkable RPG. However, I'm writing this particular review to convince you to buy this game used. Why? Perhaps due to the release date constantly being extended (therefore, some time constraints for consumer expectations) and maybe just sheer forgetfulness, this game was developed without any way to reset the game's data. So what does this mean? It means that you cannot delete save files or other aspects of the game to factory-fresh.
Summary: This game is practically an import, as it had been out in Japan long before the US release. That being said, I had this game on my radar for a very long time, and I am glad I was finally able to get it. Large campaign, great storyline and characters, great graphics, very simple yet engaging gameplay. It's not twitch-style gameplay, but there is definitely some timing involved with the battles. The game is a hybrid of linear and open-ended.
Summary: Infinite Space is an interesting game where, as many previous reviewers have brought out, you get to roam a universe, build ships, etc. If you're not familiar with the dynamics of the game, things can get a bit challenging and frustrating. One aspect that bothered me about the game are the boss fights and general space battles where you have to guess the moves of the A.I.