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  • Summary: SpaceForce is an RPG space simulation with a heavy focus on ship development, an immersive universe, and freedom of choice. Players have the opportunity to engage in trade, exploration, combat, crafting, questing, and diplomacy in addition to ship development and player activities. Players can choose between 10 professions and more than 14 spacecraft. They can earn money and experience points in order to advance to higher levels. Since A.I. plays a crucial part in SpaceForce, it will create a unique playing experience throughout the game. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. A pleasant surprise. [Aug 2007, p.62]
  2. Spaceforce offers up a beautiful, dynamic universe to explore, though it suffers from a steep learning curve.
  3. Should have been great, could have been great; but ends up just being a better than average attempt at doing something a little different.
  4. 65
    Splendid graphics can't overcome the game's steep learning curve, irritating gameplay elements and overwhelming sense of familiarity.
  5. SpaceForce: Rogue Universe has plenty of potential, but unless the long wait times between action sequences are addressed (along with the other problems I’ve mentioned above), the game is doomed to mediocrity, forever wandering among the stars.
  6. After the frenzy of battle wears off, so does the appeal of SpaceForce. It's not a bad game; it just goes through the motions. [Sept 2007, p.62]
  7. The opening battles are simply too difficult to play. [Aug 2007, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. JamesB.
    Aug 9, 2007
    10
    Awsome Game!! The Battles at the Beginning are NOT hard at all (just need to turn down the Diff),the graphics are great,the music is great also. There isnt any multiplayer yet but there "might" be down the road,The Advertisement on Steam stateing that there is multiplay is a mistake by Steam not the developer or the publisher. Overall the game is Great,i say buy it if ya like space games. Expand
  2. JoshB
    Jun 21, 2009
    10
    I'm determined to help this games rating. It took me almost a week to get over the learning curve. However, this is "the" single most expansive sci-fi flight sim I have ever played. Not only does it offer in-game benchmarks for Dx10, it offers a galaxy of star systems and planets, factions and multiple game-play options. Beautiful game with lots of flight controls. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    10
    This game recieves full score from me for several reasons. First, the amazing soundtrack. It alone makes me want to play the game. It really flungs you out in the galaxy. Second, the graphics. It to is magical. Combined with the music it creates the best space-sim feeling in a game I have played. Third reason, the fights. Tough adrenaline pumping action. Forth reason is the exploration. Many systems to explore, many species, many secrets. The game has a few downsides, like the steep learning curve, short story and repetetive missions. However, it's better to have an advanced game than a simple one and the non story-mode gameplay is almost as fun as the story-mode. So the biggest downside is repetetive missions, but that doesn,t matter much when you want to fix medals and explore the galaxy. SpaceForce: Rouge Universe is simply one of the best sci-fi games if you like the feeling of really explore space in a beautiful and fantastic way. Expand
  4. MeestykIcebolt
    Aug 21, 2007
    6
    Graphics ok, but it gets repetitive overtime and very tedious when you've been playing similar games in this genre. The makers could have totally made a gem out of Spaceforce: Rogue Universe, but instead turned it into a bin item. And I'm being generous with words. Investing in the right people to make a game and you've got something amazing, but it's nowhere near that here. Back to my ice/fire bolts then!!! Ohh and my mentalist brain fry spells!!! Expand
  5. TylerM.
    Nov 22, 2007
    4
    The game seems unfinished. it is a great visually, but there are many aspects that are wanting. especially when compared to similar games in the genre, IE freelancer. the voice acting is, well, it's terrible. I would rather poke my eardrums with a fork. it has several great ideas that they just didnt go anywere with, such as anomolies. the radar is so confusing that if you spend any time looking at it you will get lost. theres no gamma settings, the game is very very dark, you can't see what your shooting at half the time. Expand
  6. xdp
    Jun 7, 2007
    3
    3 points full for the visual development team(for in-game models, animations, designs, etc BUT not those ... FMV). It is eye catchy and can easily fools anyone with still shots, however it is a big let down when you are in the cockpit for the first time. Voice-Over, Sound Effects, Controls (Keyboard & Mouse) and playability shows no good sign at all. Even the decade old Freespace 2 is alot better and engaging in every sense. Definitely not worth it unless the publisher decide to patch a major overhaul a.s.a.p. Expand
  7. SteveB.
    Jun 13, 2007
    0
    It's just criminal to take a game with so much potential and just torpedo it in such an obscene manner. What's really amazing is how much effort went into the game on the basic stuff -- engine, art, etc. -- and how little effort went into directing this to a great gaming experience. In the grand scheme of things, it takes relatively little money to hire a good writer/designer, compared to the rest of the investment. If only they had done that, this game would absolutely sing. As it is, it sinks like a stone. They hired an incompetent 19-year-old student with zero experience to do the entire mission design and writing. He did even worse than you'd imagine. Do not even consider buying this game until you have tried the demo! You'll easily see from the demo how bad it is. Expand

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