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...
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.
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.
Summary: I enjoyed the characters(personality and artwork), aswell as the art style for all the backgrounds and ships in the game. The story was more than I even expected from it, and the gameplay even offered more than I was hoping for.
Summary: I give IS a 4 star rating because its strengths have hooked me enough to overlook its weaknesses to the point where I am having fun with the game. Make no mistake, there is plenty to both like and dislike about this game. I typically do not like JRPG games but this one is ok with me.
Suikoden + Front Mission + Crappy Visuals (not that hard - see review)
19 May 2010
Summary: I blame the manual for the difficulty issue. You should not always focus fire on the first ship. Thinking that this is always the proper thing to do would give one the impression that the game has thrown you into unwinnable circumstances by the time you get to the second system.
Summary: Infinite space is a very different RPG. The combat system, which seems easy, is actually quite complicated, and relies much more on trickery and knowing what your oppentent is going to do. It forces you to think like an actual captain might have to.
Summary: Infinite Space is hands down the single best RPG adventure on the Nintendo DS. It's possibly the best game to arrive on Nintendo's dual screened moneymaker. It's got almost everything you could want in such a game. An epic, galaxy spanning plot.
Summary: Infinite Space is created by Nude Maker (Clock Tower) and Platinum Games (Bayonetta, MadWorld) and published by Sega. The information available before release about this game was pretty much all true -- it is a very complex visual novel.