Thursday, December 6, 2007

Space Invasion Overview

Before I start with my review, let me just point you to the official gamesite in order for you to learn more about it.

Click here for Space Invasion Help Page.
Click here for Space Invasion Wiki.
Click here for Space Invasion Website.

Space Invasion is a multiplayer online browser game. I find the game simple but complex at the same time. The interface are easy enough for me. The Researches, fleet management and resource management is quite complex.

I believe there are more than 200,000 registered players for this game and around 10,000 players online at any given time. I know it is not that big compared to your regular MMORPG but 10,000 players at any given time is like 1 full WOW/EQ2 server with tons of lag. Some MMORPG don't even have that many concurrent players during their peak hours.

The graphics for this game are mostly static images since it is a text base game. They are clear and concise which help ease the page loading times. They easily potray the things they want to describe. I find the text descriptions a bit lacking, it can be improve to help new players. The game's layout/frames are good and organize.

If there is one thing that is lacking in this game, I would say it's the content. The content is persistent but static. Mostly the players creates it by waging intergalactic war against other players or alliances. Hopefully, Bigpoint will make improvements for Space Invasion in the future that include some random events such as meteor showers, comet impacts and supernovas that will have various effects on planets/systems/galaxies.

The community for this game is not that vocal or visible. The official forums are helpful even though not many people are actively discussing the game there. The moderators take time to answer player questions.

The best thing that I consider right now for Space Invasion is that the game is free. The game don't offer premium services like other browser games. This is a big plus for all players since premium services offers an unfair advantage. The game is all ad-free, you won't encounter popups or banners. Recently Bigpoint added some ads that made a community uproar. The game maker remove it though to make a point that they listen to their subscribers.

My review ends here. I will be blogging about the gameplay next time and will give some sort of beginner's guide. Hopefully you stay tuned.

Till next time,


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