Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Gameplay Review

I'm playing Gratuitous Space Battles 2, a strategy game by Positech Games.

While the game only features eleven enemy fleets to battle against, more content comes from user-submitted challenges that can be downloaded. Gratuitous Space Battles 2 also has mod and Steam Workshop support, and the new graphics engine looks marginally better than before. More hull types are found in the robust ship design editor, where components such as weapons, defenses, engines, power supplies, and fighter bays are placed; visuals can also be altered. Winning a mission grants honor (more of which is earned by using less ships), used to unlock new parts. All of the strategy is done before the battle begins, where formations are forged and attack priorities and ranges are tediously set. The AI then does its best to execute your fool-proof plan. In the end, Gratuitous Space Battles 2 is a gratuitous sequel that lacks any major new features.