With 2 Awards won and nominated for another 2 rewards in 2020, Everspace 2 had high expectations and they did not disappoint, with a game based in space built like an RPG game you will not only have missions to complete but have mining, crafting and explorations to keep you entertained for hours on end, this game also lets the mining and side missions feel more worth your while as it contributes to making the main missions easier, which alone can become quite challenging, no mission feels to be the same even if the objective is the same, execution and having a plan of action has a big impact on how your mission will play out.
The story kicks off with Adam, a clone pilot, after a mining operation goes south and you are captured, you meet Dax and escape from the bandits, from here you try to get off Ceto and assist your friend who got injured seriously on the mining operation which ended up going south, yet the part that kept me intrigued to find out is why Adam told Dax that you are the last clone and that there are no second chances after you, this could be just because of you being the main character or the galaxy looking down on cloning, yet I believe that there might be more to the story and the devs have not given me a reason not to believe this.
Not only having combat in space and puzzles to solve, but you are also able to do the same on the planets on Everspace 2, you also get perks from the people you meet, upgrades to your ship or if you feel you need a different type of ship, certain stations have ships for sale from Sentinels to Fighters to suit your preferred experience.
When it comes to fighting in space there are not a lot of competitors who could rival the intensity of these fights with perks, variety of weapon types which includes more damage to armor or shields, you never know how the dogfights might end up so ensure you are fully kitted and prepared for any possibility.
Final Thoughts: With already so much to keep a player attracted to the game and having different aspects to the game and not having it as a simple Space Simulator one can’t help but to continue the grind, definitely looking forward to what the game has to offer once the early access stage is complete.