It’s no secret that I ended up really enjoying No Man’s Sky (NMS from now on); indeed I am still playing it. I also like watching streamers on Twitch. Which usually means that;
A) I watch a streamer that I watch regularly, they play a new game and then, if it looks good, I want to play that said game myself.
B) I play a game and then go out to find a streamer playing the game.
What happened with NMS was option B. I played NMS and then set out to find a streamer to watch, and I found one. Then came along option A, as the streamer I had found took a break from NMS and played Everspace for a few days, and thats how I found Everspace.
I honestly never thought I would like space type of games so much, well two of them anyways. But I do. I think it’s the flying aspect of it. I was like that when I played Assassin’s Creed Origins. I could just fly around as Senu for ages and ages and not get bored.
As you can see from the below pictures it is vastly different in style from the quirky NMS, Everspace is a bit more realistic in this aspect, although not set in our universe. And with Everspace you fly around trying not to be blown up, gathering resources and ‘jumping’ from sector to sector, upgrading your ship. There seems to be some kind of storyline to it, in the forms of flashbacks every so often (but I don’t want to include anything that could be read as a spoiler) so I have no idea how it pans out. I was worried about the action part, but so far I think I’m actually doing quite well; by which I mean I haven’t died as much as I thought I would (even on easy mode) haha Although I’m guessing it will get harder as I go from sector to sector.
EDIT: I forgot one major thing about this game!!!! (I should’t write posts when I am in a rush.) When you die you start back at the beginning; i.e. sector 1. Which is why I was worried about the action part. However, although you want to survive and try and make it to the end, dying actually seems to help you upgrade your ship and therefore it’s a learn-as-you-go type of game! (If I am understanding this right!)
It even has an ‘action freeze’ option working as the photomode, but it is very simple. I’m hoping that the developers will add more options as and when they can, but it works well.
Description: “EVERSPACE™ is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, yet beautifully crafted universe full of surprises.” Taken from the above linked website.
Developer/publisher: Rockfish Games
Platform/s: Steam, PS4 and I play on Xbox