Review Space corsair
The enormous, final frontier
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 25 Jun 2014, tested on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Open world, can be played without in-app purchases
The graphics could have been much better, the sounds desperately need an overhaul
An open world action game, Space Corsair for Android offers players the chance to explore space in a 2D environment filled with opportunity and profit for those with the skill to obtain them.
The gameplay is reminiscent of classic pc games such as Freelancer. You explore the universe via gateways which allow you to travel from between constellations. You can either embark on one of the many, although a bit boring, quests available out there or you can make your own way in the galaxy. Destroying asteroids to retrieve resources or hunting down ships in order to obtain valuable loot that you can use to improve your ship or sell for profit are just some of the things you can do in Space Corsair. The money you obtain can be used to purchase new ships or upgrade your current one.
The graphics are on a darker note, without vivid colors are not much to look at as the entire game is in 2D. Ships and buildings are rather simple in design. The tutorial is a great teacher for the controls, but it would have been nice if it let me know that the soft back button was an invaluable tool for maneuvering through the menus and map.
Overall if you don’t mind the 2D graphics and the enemies which seem to fall for the fast U-turn and shoot trick every time, then the game can offer you plenty of enjoyment. Also a nice little feature is that you never really feel pressured to resort to the in-app purchases. So bon voyage brave corsair, may you find your fortune among the stars.