Geplaatst: 20 december
Buying this game was somewhat of a gamble to me.
At first I only wanted to play some space sim because I missed Freelancer, and I got disappointed quickly because apparently SSZ is not an open world game. It's more of an arcade/action game, with level-based progression. However, just because it's not open world doesn't mean it's a bad game. In fact, it's really cool!
Gameplay is fast, control is so smooth and works well both with mouse-keyboard or gamepad (I prefer gamepad though). Cockpit view is nice, and the graphics are good enough albeit nothing special. The difficulty is a bit high at times, especially if you want to get the Optional Objectives. Once you've unlocked the Strike Suit, the gameplay changes DRAMMATICALLY. It feels so empowering, so great to be liberated from the normal movement of a spaceship.
The soundtrack is also pretty good, especially when it includes vocal track by KOKIA (one of my most favorite Japanese singers). You can get the Strike Suit Zero Mega Bundle cheap these days, so I recommend you buy the bundle altogether. It's a fun game!