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  • Summary: Everspace is an action-focused single-player space shooter combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating non-linear story.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 10, 2018
    90
    Everspace does so much right. It has an engaging story and immersive visuals that make you feel like you're in a Star Wars film and combat that always keeps you on the edge of your seat because even the weakest enemies can overwhelm you.
  2. May 31, 2018
    90
    Everspace struts capably into a crowded field and proves itself as a vital experience worth revisiting again and again. This is the first game from the team at Rockfish, and they’ve certainly set the bar high for themselves.
  3. Jun 3, 2018
    85
    With a gorgeous, ever-changing setting, unique and functional control scheme, and some fantastic roguelike elements, Everspace is an essential experience for fans of space shooters.
  4. May 22, 2018
    80
    The roguelike space shooter from ROCKfish games successfully blasts its way onto the PlayStation 4. Everspace successfully merges concepts from big hitters such as Elite Dangerous, No Man's Sky and FTL: Faster Than Light and it's procedurally generated universe never gets old. It can get a bit grindy from time to time and the lack of VR support is somewhat of a bummer. Nevertheless, sci-fi lovers in particular will get a lot of enjoyment out of this.
  5. Jun 4, 2018
    80
    If you can get past Everspace’s few flaws, a game that merges the best parts of roguelikes and space shooters exposes itself. The game manages to stand on its own as a unique entity within both the above genres, so Everspace should have no problem finding an audience in the sea of modern roguelikes and space shooters.
  6. May 23, 2018
    80
    Everspace is a wonderful and exciting space-shooter for PS4. Despite its weak story and lack of different enemies it's a must have for spacefans.
  7. May 24, 2018
    50
    Everspace is a fun and fast paced space exploration roguelike with beautiful visuals, solid combat, and rewarding progression systems. Unfortunately, it’s let down by regular crashes and major drops in frame rate throughout. Rockfish has created a slick ship in the form of Everspace - it just requires a few patches before it can take off.

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  1. Jul 27, 2018
    9
    The best roguelike I've played in a long time!

    Gorgeous graphics, some of the environments are spectacular. One moment that was
    The best roguelike I've played in a long time!

    Gorgeous graphics, some of the environments are spectacular. One moment that was particularly awe-inspiring was when I warp-jumped dangerously close to a star, my whole view dominated by it's undulating, apocalyptic surface; unfortunately I had no time to admire the view as my ships systems started to progressively malfunction from the heat.

    The developers have really captured the danger inherent to space exploration with numerous kinds of natural hazards that can really change the dynamic of an environment. Some of them I only encountered once in 40+ hours of play, like the aforementioned warp-jump into a star.

    The narrative is very flimsy, essentially just a contrivance to frame the gameplay. Fortunately the gameplay itself is fantastic, with a huge amount of content to explore and secrets to uncover. There are 24 primary weapons, but there are a huge range of modifications that can be used to tailor them to suit your play style. Coupled with 4 different ships, myriad secondary weapons, devices (both active and passive) and consumables you really can play the game however you want. From a sneaky cloaked scout that snipes enemies from afar, to a turreted heavily armoured gunship that charges into the midst of enemy formations, there is as much variety in ship specification and loadout as you would expect from a deep RPG.

    Initially the controls felt a bit awkward, but after a few hours of play I genuinely feel that these are the best 3-axis spaceship controls I have ever experienced. It feels so natural zipping around asteroids and boosting into a roll to avoid a missile. Movement is key to surviving your encounters, especially with larger ships, so it's important that the controls feel intuitive.

    Like all rougelikes there is a degree of repetition, I would say the game is at it's best when you only play it for a few hours a day, although it can absolutely be addicting if a run is going well. The learning curve isn't especially steep if you play cautiously, but half of the fun is taking risks in order to potentially find that elite enhanced weapon or ancient glyph. There is almost always a temptation to push your luck just that little bit further, sometimes with disastrous results; anyone who enjoys rouguelikes will know that this is an essential aspect of the genre.

    It took me 40+ hours to complete the game and get the 'true' ending, I took my time and explored thoroughly, experimenting with different play styles and loadouts. Ironically after 35 hours of play and after settling into what I expected to be my end-game ship configuration, loot preference etc I stumbled on to whole new way to play the game. Not only did this end up being more fun than anything I had experienced before, but it also completely changed the way i approached every obstacle! This game always has something new to discover, as long as you are willing to experiment.
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  2. Aug 7, 2018
    7
    I love space sims or shooters. And Everspace made me curious how good of a shooter it could be both in the sim, action and not to mention lootI love space sims or shooters. And Everspace made me curious how good of a shooter it could be both in the sim, action and not to mention loot department. And I did not get disappointed. However. This is a so called Rouge-elite-esque game. So that excitement did not last very long. Its a beautiful shooter with great graphics and fluidity. However i am a completion-ist as i love to explore and upgrade and buy stuff. And in Everspace you can do it all. But when you die its back to square one. It's a real shame. I can't imagine how developers want to tank their own games so hard. Cause if i were in their shoes i would think of the other guys as well. Sure go "Rouge" if you want but let the other guys have their fun as well. Give us a exploration or action mode. Where you can buy and upgrade and all that stuff remain if you die. Disable achievements if you want. I do not care. That would keep the lifespan of the game so much longer. Just be able to kick of an hour or two. Blasting every ship in the sector and having fun. "Rouge" esque games are for the kind of person that have all the patience or time in the world. Not my cup of tea at all! And no No mans sky is nothing like this. This game has awesome action where it counts. Expand
  3. Aug 1, 2018
    5
    The game looks nice and polished enough, but the controller scheme and button configuration feel odd and takes some getting used.
    Combat is
    The game looks nice and polished enough, but the controller scheme and button configuration feel odd and takes some getting used.
    Combat is unfair, you are underpowered and supposed to die, which sends you back to the home screen. There you can slowly level up your ship after each death with the credits you've amassed by shooting a few rocks and enemies before you watched your ship explode.
    You are then put back into some random space scenery and the cycle continues.

    This game is mediocre at best and left me with no real desire to play it again.
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  4. Jul 29, 2018
    5
    The game has crashed on 3 separate occasions, each time corrupting my save file and all the hours I have spent upgrading. I’m sorry but myThe game has crashed on 3 separate occasions, each time corrupting my save file and all the hours I have spent upgrading. I’m sorry but my interest died completely the third time this happened. Starting from scratch for the fourth time is unacceptable. The game was starting to get old after a while to be honest, very repetitive, same enemies and things to do in most sectors, does get old very quickly. Unless they fix the game save corruption issue then my advice is 100% do not buy or prepare for total frustration Expand