Galaxy On Fire 2
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Galaxy On Fire 2 is an epic, award-winning saga that set the standard for sci-fi on the App Store now blazes onto the Mac in Galaxy on Fire 2TM Full HD. With an App Store rating of 4.5 and a Metacritic score of 90, experience a rich, compelling outer space adventure of unprecedented depth that will set your Mac on fire.

STORY
A hyperdrive malfunction sends intergalactic adventurer and war hero Keith T. Maxwell tumbling through space and time. Awakening 35 years later at the far end of the galaxy, he quickly finds himself fighting for his life against a mysterious alien
What's New
Version 1.0.7:
  • 3 new ships: Add three spectacular new vessels to your fleet and set the galaxy ablaze with the powerful Dark Angel, the heavily armored NíTirrk and the shadowy Ghost. All three ships are available in-game and you do not have to unlock them via IAP!
  • Minor Bugfixes and Enhancements.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Adventure Seeker reviewed on 27 Nov 2012
This is a great game. I enjoy the combat and the missions. However, the challenge in combat is the sheer number of ships they throw at you. The AI is lacking, unless I'm just a better combat pilot than I give myself credit for. The graphics on my mid-2011 27" iMac 3.4 ghz with 12 GB of RAM is amazing. I can run easily on the highest level of detail (full screen, max resolution) with 2x set for both shader/anti-aliasing options and not have a hiccup. at 4x, I noticed the slightest jerkiness at some moments.
I'm downloading v. 1.07 at this time, so I haven't tried out the 3 new ships.
As for stability, I purchased the game shortly after 1.0.6 came out and only had one crash in 44 hours of game play (near the end of Valkyrie, but it only happened once). 1.0.7 is supposed to have additional bug fixes. We'll see.
I'd recommend getting Valkyrie and Supernova together through in-app purchases for $20, as it saves $5. I do wish the game was a little cheaper, but given the number of hours I've put on it, it's worth it.
As for a wish list for this game, I wish you could take over defeated ships and bring them to port to sell or to use as part of your fleet. Since the game handles wingmen, this could be done. LIke EV Nova, perhaps you could carry marines in your passenger cabin to effect the takeover, or at least steal some credits from the vanquished/disabled ships (use EMP weapons so you don't destroy the ship). We would need the ability to dock with those ships, though.
I also wish there were more star systems and it didn't cost so many credits to unlock ones that are hidden. This is not really fair, as Fishlabs really pressures us to buy credits through in-app purchases by limiting the content from the getgo.
I wish the missions you get at space lounges were more varied, as it starts getting old fairly quickly, if you are not on the main storyline.
Overall, a great game. I've had some very late nights because of it (and suffered in the morning).
[Version 1.0.7]


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Bousozoku reviewed on 18 Jun 2012
I've been playing their iOS games for a while, so I'm glad to see this one on Mac OS X.

Performance is good on my 2.13 GHz MacBook with nVidia 9400M graphics surprisingly. Extra RAM always helps. It's fine with 3 GB.

At $19.99, this qualifies as a budget game and that's about double the iOS price for the HD version. There are extras you can buy, including an extended story line which makes it more enjoyable.

Graphics are impressive, but playing with the keyboard and mouse can be a pain, especially during mining. They need more fine control when you're not using a game controller.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Knowhowe commented on 18 Jun 2012
Where's the demo?

No demo, no dosh. No deal.

According to their website, the devs were selling 'Galaxy on Fire 2' for 99 cents in early June. Shame I missed it, wouldn't mind spending that on an untried game. Certainly not 20 bucks.
[Version 1.0.4]

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Adventure Seeker replied on 18 Jun 2012
think you're confusing Galaxy On Fire 2TM Full HD, which is being reviewed here with Galaxy on Fire 2 (non-HD) for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which normally sells for $4.99. I bought that version of Galaxy of Fire 2 earlier this month for 99¢. I've never seen the Mac-based HD version for that price. It's always $19.99.
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Ikir reviewed on 18 Jun 2012
Such a great game, nice graphics, a lot of missions, iCloud for iOS OS X cross saves. It can be still improved with better AI and equipped enemies but for a budget title it is AWESOME.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Downloads:1,123
Version Downloads:240
Type:Games : Adventure
License:Commercial
Date:27 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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Galaxy On Fire 2 is an epic, award-winning saga that set the standard for sci-fi on the App Store now blazes onto the Mac in Galaxy on Fire 2TM Full HD. With an App Store rating of 4.5 and a Metacritic score of 90, experience a rich, compelling outer space adventure of unprecedented depth that will set your Mac on fire.

STORY
A hyperdrive malfunction sends intergalactic adventurer and war hero Keith T. Maxwell tumbling through space and time. Awakening 35 years later at the far end of the galaxy, he quickly finds himself fighting for his life against a mysterious alien armada that is wreaking havoc on the warring races occupying this volatile sector of space.

GAMEPLAY
With fully redesigned controls that take advantage of mouse, keyboard and gamepads, Galaxy on Fire 2TM Full HD turns your Mac into the unrivalled, powerhouse HD gaming machine it was always meant to be.

Follow the rich and engrossing storyline through a fully 3D, war-torn galaxy with over 10 hours of action-packed gameplay, or head off on an interplanetary journey of your own design: mining asteroids, trading ore and supplies, taking on mercenary missions, working as a pirate and manufacturing new weapons and equipment as you seek adventure and excitement on the final frontier.

Features:
  • A vast, living galaxy with over 20 solar systems and dozens of beautifully rendered planets
  • 100 unique 3D space stations and more than 30 customizable spaceships
  • Unique reputation and diplomacy experience systems
  • Choose between story-driven, mission-based and sandbox gameplay
  • Complex trading system with over 170 different commodities
  • High quality visuals and music with 3D sound and full voice acting in English.
  • Action FreezeTM: 3D screenshot tool to save screenshots from any perspective

    GALAXY ON FIRE 2TM FULL HD FEATURES
  • Optimized to take full advantage of the rendering power of current generation Mac computers
  • Fully adapted controls for mouse, keyboard and gamepads
  • All 3D models rebuilt from scratch for console-quality visuals, featuring four-times the original resolution and even more textures on all jump gates and asteroids
  • Individual texture sets for all 30 spaceships including diffuse, normal, and specular maps in an HD 2048 by 2048 pixel resolution
  • Enhanced background images and resolution on space environments and planets for a crystal-clear experience on large HD screens
  • Additional light sources for atmosphere and breathtaking realism
  • Additional OpenGL shaders and post effects as well as heavily revised explosion, engine flare and muzzle flash special effects
  • Native support for full 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution, more commonly known as Full HD or 1080p

    GALAXY ON FIRE 2TM IN THE PRESS:

    "Must have! Galaxy on Fire 2 is a supernova."
    Slidetoplay.com - 10/10

    "Galaxy On Fire 2 is a game that pushes the format further than ever before."
    Appgamer.net - 9/10

    "Galaxy on Fire 2 is a huge game… there really isn’t a more complete space game in the App Store."
    148Apps.com â€" 4.5/5

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    OSX: 10.6.6
    Memory: 1 GB [4 GB recommended]
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo with 1.86 GHz [Intel Core i3 with 3 GHz recommended]
    HDD: 1.3 GB of free space [2 GB recommended]
    Video Chipset: Minimum 128 MB - no Support for Intel integrated graphic chipset
    Support for analog USB gamepad [Dual stick and 10-button gamepad recommended]

    EXTERNAL
    GOF2 Full HD Official Trailer - http://bit.ly/gof2hd-trailer
    Fishlabs YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/fishlabsgames
    Follow Fishlabs on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/fishlabs
    Fishlabs Homepage - http://www.fishlabs.net/


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