Game Info: (Box Display)
- System: PC
- Publisher: MinMax Games Ltd.
- Developer: MinMax Games Ltd.
- Release Date: May 17, 2016
- Rating: NR
- Genre: Strategy, Action
- Players: 1
- Official Website: http://minmax-games.com/SpacePiratesAndZombies/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Now first let us explain if you’re worried you’re missing out because there’s a 2 at the end of Space Pirates and Zombies 2 don’t be. While various characters reappear, the story itself is a new one with no ties to the original title. That means you can enjoy Space Pirates and Zombies 2 to your hearts content. With that being said we can now move on to the main crux of our review. First let’s talk about the gameplay.
Space Pirates and Zombies 2 plays out like a RTS and an action game fused together. After a very funny opening situation—which we won’t spoil-- Space Pirates and Zombies 2 begins truly. Players take a space ship and fly around a large galaxy map as the explore various areas and interact with resources and other AI controlled ships. When you’re on the galaxy map Space Pirates and Zombies 2 plays out like a strategy game and the game moves only when you do. However, if you decide to engage in battle with other ships Space Pirates and Zombies 2 becomes an entirely new game.
When you enter a battle, Space Pirates and Zombies 2 plays out as a space ship shooter. Players must take their ships and shoot at various threats all while picking up objects to use as fuel, health and even projectiles. As you progress in Space Pirates and Zombies 2, you will gain new ships that can join you in battle and even have other allies—in the form of AI—help assist you. Battles are usually quick affairs but during some of the larger raids where multiple ships and groups participate, the battles can get pretty long but all too exciting. There’s also an AI of sorts that will take control of the guns leaving you to do the steering but we only used this feature when things got extremely hectic.
Now the crux of Space Pirates and Zombies 2 comes in the form of what you can do in terms of gameplay. Space Pirates and Zombies 2 plays out similarly to other RTS games where your time out of battle will be focused on gaining resources, building your fleet of ships, finding new parts for your own ships, trading with allies, finding new allies and or taking down enemies. While the game does have a story based theme to it, players can ultimately do whatever they want and will never be punished for it, unless you count going into a fight unprepared or under leveled. Though, that’s the beauty of Space Pirates and Zombies 2, you are truly free to do what you want and how you want to do it.
Graphically, Space Pirates and Zombies 2 looks great. Your ship can be customized in a numerous amount of ways from color schemes to even designs but regardless all look colorful and vivid when you enter a battle and see lasers and missiles flying about. Space itself looks great as various environments have a ton of detail depending on your location and what is going on in that area. We were blown away during the raid battles as we saw tons of ships flying about. The music isn’t too bad too offering up a nice ambiance but we usually found ourselves using our own music after a while.
Now Space Pirates and Zombies 2 sounds almost flawless, right? Well unfortunately, there are a few issues that need to be discussed. The first issue is the long—and we mean long folks—time it will take to learn all there is in Space Pirates and Zombies 2. Be prepared for a slew of tutorials as everything from trading with other pirates to how to build your ship onslaught you as you play. While these tutorials aren’t completely necessary to enjoy Space Pirates and Zombies 2 you will find that not listening to some of them might make playing the game a tad harder, especially when you being to face tougher enemies or need to level your own ship. Also, what’s a bit weak about Space Pirates and Zombies 2 is the voice acting which to be honest is good sometimes and laughable at others.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Excellent gameplay
- Hours upon hours of content
- Funny dialogue and story
- Visually very good
- Wide berth of gameplay choices
- Spaceship battles are extremely fun
- Can take some time to master all the control
- Might not be for those who like more goal orientated games
- Voice acting is a bit lackluster at times