This is, without a doubt, the best space sim ever made. i haven't even finished the game yet, and i already know that. Its predecessor, (The Great War) was a phenomenal game, and kept my interest for 10 years. It wasnt until a few months ago that i even found out a sequel had been made. I wanted it, but it goes for up to $160 bucks for a brand new copy on ebay or amazon. Luckily, i found a guy that apparently didnt know that and bought it for $20. Anyways, i put it in, started it up, and it was awesome. It reminds me a lot of the first game, but there are plenty of improvements. For example, the ability to shoot 2 secondary weapons at once really adds to the gameplay. Especially during bombing runs when you launch 2 ginormous bombs at a destroyer and it makes this unbelievably satisfying explosion. The graphics are updated, and though the game is nearly 9 years old at this point, they are still pretty impressive. I love pretty much every part of this game. The only thing i dont really like is how you change divisions every few missions. I cant keep track of whether im a suicide king or a hammerhead or what. Oh well. I'm definitely looking forward to going through the rest of this game this summer. If you can get your hands on a copy, do so.
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