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 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: I've been enjoying Infinite Space a lot. The story is very good and I like the anime cutscenes and drawings. There are some in-game tutorials and a help facility, but I still found myself scratching my head. I read the manual and still had questions. The manual lists a url for an additional maunal, so I followed that and got a one-page pdf that says "dummy page." I searched [...
Summary: This game has a lot to offer if you like serious RPGs and appreciate exploration, a good story with interesting characters, and customizing a fleet of awesome spaceships. There are some missing features that would have been nice - like a quest log, and a more exhaustive help section. But for me keeping my own quest log just made it feel that much more epic, "hard core," and "old school.
If You Think You Will Like It, Don't Think Twice. Buy It!
Pendleton the 3rd "sov76", Amazon
23 May 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.
Infinite: Really Big. Space: Not for everyone. Infinite Space: My favorite game ever (so far)
Don Joeski, Amazon
23 May 2010
Summary: Infinite Space is aptly named: long length, deep characters, hugely serious political/social issues, and the galaxies are expansive. If you like a dramatic, lifelike story, or space in general, this will probably be your favorite game, too. Weak Points Graphics: Sure, there's some anime before the main menu, but don't expect any impressive graphics. There are NO character cut scenes.
Summary: Wow, I really don't know what to say. There's A LOT to do in this game, I don't think anyone can even play the same game twice. If you like the Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime, you'll love this game.