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Infinite Space (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Growing up as a second class citizen on a back-water planet, Yuri dreamed of being able to travel the stars. After many years he saved up enough credits to buy transport off the planet, but space travel is forbidden to second class citizens, and he is chased by the security forces of the corrupt owner of the planet. To survive the dangers of space Yuri must become a captain, buy and customize star ships, and fight against hostile enemies both on the ground and in space.

The majority of Infinite Space's gameplay involves space ships, both in fighting and in modifying. All ships have a certain amount of space for extra modules to be added, and the abilities and shape of modules must be considered when choosing how to outfit a ship. In ship to ship combat you can control the distance your fleet is from the enemy fleet. During combat a command bar charges. You can use a small amount of the command bar to Dodge, use more to fire a Normal salvo, or expend almost all of it for a Barrage, which fires three times as many shots as Normal. If the opposing fleet uses Dodge before a Barrage then every shot will miss, leaving the attacking fleet at a disadvantage. If a Normal salvo is fired while the opposing fleet is Dodging, then every shot will hit and deal extra damage. Extra combat options come into play with larger star ships equipped with fighter hangars, special weapons, boarding parties, and officers with unique abilities.

The story progresses primarily with text dialogue and the occasional FMV. Sometimes the player is prompted to make a decision in dialogue for Yuri, and these decisions can have far reaching consequences. Additional officers can join Yuri through the story, by hiring them at a mercenary office, or by finding them on various planets. All officers have unique stats and abilities that make them better for a particular role, such as doctor, engineer, or pilot, than others, and these stats and abilities increase in level from combat.

Screenshots

Infinite Space Nintendo DS Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "無限航路" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Infinite Line" -- Working title

User Reviews

If only these people were at Childhood's End CrankyStorming (2721) 1.57 Stars1.57 Stars1.57 Stars1.57 Stars1.57 Stars

The Press Says

Official Nintendo Magazine Mar 25, 2010 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Life Apr 07, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Legendra Jun 20, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Cyber Stratege May 21, 2010 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport Apr 18, 2010 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Apr 16, 2010 78 out of 100 78
1UP Mar 25, 2010 B 75
AusGamers Apr 06, 2010 7.1 out of 10 71
IGN Mar 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Mar 18, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65

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Lain Crowley (5410) added Infinite Space (Nintendo DS) on Jun 04, 2010