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Everspace (Series) Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Everspace 2 is a space shooting and exploration game. You travel star systems, gaining goods and items from the planets you find, but soon encounter a unravelling narrative that draws you in. Unlike other space games, it combines elements of open world exploration, resource gathering and the epic space battles.

You are Adam Roslin, a military clone pilot, on a journey to understand what it is to be a human. As one of many copies, and with no memory of your many past selves, you grow to become a unique individual with memories and experiences. With this comes the realisation that death will have real consequences and will mean losing all you have learned. This combination of nuanced story and the expanse of space makes for a unique experience.

The battles are a defining aspect of the game. Dog fights and epic chases in atmospheres, asteroids, cities and the deep black of empty space. Along with this the game offers almost endless choices of what you can do: explore star systems, loot, shoot and craft.

The original Everspace game launched in 2017. The sequel builds on this experience and continues the first game's story, which sets up Roslin's desire to live a unique life. While playing the first is not necessary to enjoy the second, both will appeal to fans of the sci-fi genre. Everspace 2 is currently on early access on PC and Mac, it will be coming to other platforms upon its full release in 2022.

DetailsGame Details

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Release Date: 25/05/2017, updated in 2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World, Role-Playing and Shooting

Developer: @RockFishGames

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 13 hours and 25 hours to complete. The game is very expansive and packs a lot of features. In addition to the main story you can spend hundreds of hours exploring the big black beyond.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There is an add on content for the original Everspace that includes bonus unlockable content such as a new ship and story quests. Everspace 2 will offer similar expansions over time. The original also came in two versions: standard and the deluxe edition, which included the DLC, the soundtrack, an art-book and a set of wallpapers.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7+ for Violence. This includes scenes of ship to ship combat in space, and still images of a man being forcibly injected with a substance. These scenes do not show the full effect of the violence as they are not animated.

Rated ESRB TEEN for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Drug Reference.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Stadia offers some system accessibility features. Tandem enables you to use two controllers to play one character. This also enables you to connect other controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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