Quality space-sims are far and few between even on the PC, especially if weâ€™re talking about the open-world variety. There is the classic Elite, Originâ€™s Privateer series and the fantastic X-series. Thatâ€™s about it. Of course one might say itâ€™s a bit of a niche genre, but I say â€“ to hell with that, itâ€™s just so much fun! So after spending a considerable amount of time with FISHLABS’ sequelÂ Galaxy on Fire 2,Â I can attest that we finally have a worthy entry in the genre on the iDevice.
…which is quite convenient since it’s highly unpopular to annoy your neighbours. This is especially true when they are a bunch if unfriendly aliens with big spaceships and the criminal energy of a entire drug cartel. Now, take into consideration that you just left the military and have only a handful of friends and a tiny spacecraft to defend yourself; you will see why it’s a wise move not to upset the neighbours. That is Galaxy on Fire in a nutshell.