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Space Pioneer by Vivid Games
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:13:56 pm »
Space Pioneer
Free, 220mb download, online required, facebook optional (for cloud saves).

Space Pioneer is pretty much Diablo 3 in space in small sized chunks of gameplay for quick sessions on the go. Camera is isometric, left bottom screen is your analog stick and right side is your attack and Gear abilities. Your abilities and attack auto lock on when within range. You select your weapon and 3 gears from the main screen when out of combat. All your character skills are passive and always in effect.

Gameplay is straight forward. You land on a randomly generated planet (apparently the entire game is randomly generated with no end) and accomplish a random set of primary and optional goals. Escorts, defend targets, collect stuff, kill enemy buildings, etc. Once completed you return to the landing pad to take off and receive your rewards.

The two reward currencies are coin (common, everything drops it, everything rewards it and you can watch videos at victory screen to double and triple the coin reward) and green crystals (premium currencies, purchasable and also spawn on planets randomly from time to time as a optional objective AND a direct reward for accomplishing challenges when dealing with BOSSES). Both currencies also are given free once a day from the main screen real money store.

After those rewards you receive a crate. It’ll either have weapons cards or gear cards. Cards and coin are used for leveling up your weapons and gear. Collect enough cards and then spend coins. All upgrades are instant and requirements for upgrades in coin and card go up each time their upgraded.

All game play / gear/skill/character upgrading awards experience points. Get enough, level up. Early on you will be unlocking gear/skill/character/event difficulties as you level up. Later on you’ll just receive the crate with random rewards.

Beyond randomly generated planet and boss gameplay you also have events. These come in three difficulties and reset every 24hrs. Each event difficulty has a series of waves, each wave giving a increasingly nice reward. Wave rewards are received only once a day per difficulty.

Also on the main menu is your Base. This is a platform on which you’ll build various facilities that affect gameplay. All facilities use a third resource for upgrading that is generated by the first facility you build on the platform. Facility upgrades have timers, the only timers in the game.

That about sums up the game, here’s a few tips:
1, do not spend real money crystals upgrading the base, most of the facilities max out pretty early and once you upgrade the base crystal generator a few times you’ll be earning base resources faster than you can complete upgrades.
2, There is a limited number of ‘watch video for x2 coin reward‘ ‘watch video for 3x coin reward’ and ‘watch video for additional gear/weapon crate’. Use them first off on your play through of the daily event each difficulty and then decide, do you need coin or do you need gear/skill cards. IF you need gear/skill cards go kill bosses and use the video watches for additional gear/skill card crates. If you need coin go use the video on the highest coin profitable stage you can easily manage.
3, speaking of grinding, all stages in the game are repeatable indefinitely and continue to reward their coin / crates / exp. The only exceptions are events which only give rewards once a day per difficulty and bosses which give less experience points each time you beat them.

-two thumbs up-

Fun game so far, no pressure to spend money.

https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/space-pioneer/id1204790625?mt=8

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Re: Space Pioneer by Vivid Games
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 12:47:04 pm »
I will keep an eye on this one.  Sounds promising.  Thanks Taeles for the review.

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Re: Space Pioneer by Vivid Games
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 09:25:26 pm »
Still engaging me, checking my daily free chests, my station upgrades and the daily events. One thing very obvious, its the ingame coin currency thats your always short on and fighting with.

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Re: Space Pioneer by Vivid Games
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 12:53:07 am »
Update hit game this past week, overhaul of the daily ‘events’. Previously each event lasted 24hrs, there were three of them (easy, medium, hard), each exp and loot crate rewards and each stage had a weapon and gear that if used granted bonus damage/stats.

The new system is actually more competitive. You are randomly placed in teams of other players. You clear each difficulty and receive a score based off several performance factors. Speed, health at finish, etc. The score is cumulative and at certain score points you receive a special reward. The reward is sometimes exp, sometimes new types of gear added with this update. The score also cumulates from day to day so eventually you will receive every reward.

Beyond those rewards there are still daily coin rewards for each difficulty each day. The bonus gear/weapon mechanic is gone so bring what ever you prefer heh.

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