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: 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.
Summary: You shouldn't need a walkthrough for sections of the game. That would be the one big issue with Infinite Space. There are sections which just are not explained very well. Even when you get the gist of something, sometimes you need to attempt it multiple times. The game can also be rather punishing if you don't do things exactly the way it wants. When this happens, it also doesn't really tell you. You have to lose then redo it.
Summary: I've had this game for a long time now and played through it twice. The 2nd time around I played it slow and found a major cheese if you are willing to waste the time, more on that in a moment. This game is different and a move in a good direction. The controls and game play are good, with the exception of the battles for actual troops. The story line was decent and interesting, the subplots were good.
If You Think You Will Like It, Don't Think Twice. Buy It!
Pendleton the 3rd "sov76", Amazon
19 November 2010
Summary: This game is terrific. Had I listened to the professional reviews though, I may have never found this out. I was on the fence about this one as I had heard about the difficulty, how confusing it is, the lack of tutorial, and how the game sometimes leaves you high and dry as to what to do next. Honestly, I didn't really run into any of those issues.