Battleship Apollo, the second game from indie studio, Parallel Space, just touched down on Google Play, Steam and the App Store. A sequel to the studio’s first game, Hades’ Star, the mobile strategy MMO puts the player in control of a mighty space battleship in tactical PVP combat.
The game takes place 200 years after the events of Parallel Space’s Hades’ Star. The Hades galaxy is far more settled than it was in the previous game but no more peaceful. Powerful megacorporation’s battle for control, waging war with newer, more powerful battleships. The jump from space emperor in the first game to ship captain in the second might seem like a big step down. However, Battleship Apollo sets out to be very different from its predecessor, focusing exclusively on ship-to-ship combat. Each ship features a unique ability, and players can customize them with various weapons and upgrades. Combat sees players controlling their ships, along with fighters and escorts, in one-on-one battles against rival players. Alternatively, you can join forces in player-run Corporations.
Foreward to Victory
Parallel Space says that players will see their in-game progress over days, weeks or even years. The studio also makes a point of how the game respects the player’s time. This includes faster-paced combat and removing “superfluous Real-Time Strategy elements.” Parallel Space also promises that Battleship Apollo is free of artificial barriers. That said, some players have accused the game of being pay-to-win, making the promise ring a bit hollow. But at least it seems like players don’t have to worry about being attacked while offline.
So far, Battleship Apollo hasn’t received the best reception. The game’s currently averaging a 3.2 on Google Play, compared to the 4.3 on Hades’ Star. Still, the game is brand new and shows some potential. So, keep your eyes open for Hardcore Droid’s upcoming review.