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Space Run Galaxy Review

 
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Formats: PC
 
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Final Score
7.0
7/ 10


User Rating
1 total rating

 

We liked?


Space run galaxy does put a spin on the tower defense genre, but it’s still similar enough to understand. The challenging gameplay will make you think twice about anything you do.

Not so much?


The removal of repositioning turrets on your ship after they’ve been built is upsetting since this was a commonly used feature in the previous game. A tacked on CoOp system that seems mostly useless. A very cliche story that is extremely skippable.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Prep your ships space truckers space run galaxy is here.   In Space Run Galaxy, you play as a new captain working for the legendary space trucker, Buck Mann. As a space trucker, you’ll be transporting cargo to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, and it better be as fast as possible. Space Run Galaxy […]

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Posted June 17, 2016 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

Prep your ships space truckers space run galaxy is here.  

In Space Run Galaxy, you play as a new captain working for the legendary space trucker, Buck Mann. As a space trucker, you’ll be transporting cargo to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, and it better be as fast as possible. Space Run Galaxy is a tower defense game at its core, however it’s taken the genres’ normal mechanics and turned them on their head, while still retaining the fundamentals. Space Run Galaxy adds a semblance of urgency to its already frantic gameplay with the addition of run time.

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Unlike other tower defense games where you wait for the coming onslaught, now you must not only contend with oncoming enemies, but you must also be aware of how long it will take you to deliver your cargo. You’ll be forced with the choice to build an engine to get the goods to port faster, or building a defensive structure to protect said cargo from attack. Space on your ship is limited, so these choices will affect the outcome drastically. You’ll find yourself starting missions over because of one mistake, so expect a good amount of challenge in later levels. You’ll be delivering cargo for money, XP, and upgrade materials. Making your delivery fast will result in more or those rewards, but space is very limited of your ship so building more engines puts you at a defensive disadvantage.

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Unlike the previous game, many features have been changed, or completely removed. You’ll no longer be able to reposition defensive turrets after you place them, so you’ll have to sell the turret for less than new or build another. Upgrades and repairs have also changed. You no longer select a damaged structure and repair it manually, now you’ll place automated repair structures adjacent to the object you wish repaired. The same is done to upgrade a structure. You place an upgrader next to the object and it is upgraded by 1 level. With the addition of these new mechanics and structure, space management on your ship will be considerably harder. Co-op has is also been added to the game, sort of. You can now make contracts with other players to haul your cargo from system to system, buy and sell your goods to other players at the merchant, and even help friends haul loads for free.

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If you enjoy challenging games with lots of micromanagement, you’ll enjoy Space Run Galaxy, but if you like your games to allow you time to think and plan out your steps ahead of time this is not your game. There’s no pause option so you can’t ready your ship before battle, so you’ll be frantically building your defenses in real time. A lot of the changes from the previous game seem an odd choice, since it worked much better before this change. The added Co-op, if you can call it that, leaves much to be desired. The previous game was single player, and this addition seems to be more of a bullet point for sales than an actual integral feature of the game. Even with its shortcomings Space Run Galaxy is still a fun, and challenging game for those who enjoy the tower defense genre.

**Review written by guest reviewer Jeremiah Hisel**


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)