Sci-fi sandbox MMO Second Galaxy has launched on mobile

    
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It’s launch week for yet another mobile MMO. Second Galaxy, however, is an open-world sci-fi MMO that may scratch a different itch for folks sick of fantasy loot-and-level grinders. China-based ZLONGAME says it had a million pre-registrations for the 3-D sandbox MMO and its EVE-like aspirations.

“At its core, Second Galaxy is truly an open-world sci-fi game where players are given a high degree of freedom stretching beyond 1,000 light-years and consisting of over 50,000 stars and 5,000 galaxies filled with wormholes, space stations, black holes, dark matter, and all manner of celestial bodies and man-made facilities to explore. By traversing through wormholes and reaching the unknown reaches of the universe, players can encounter numerous random events, some of which may lead to encounters with players who are on the same mission, thus forming new events. Much like the dauntingly vast sea of stars surrounding you, the scale of the gameplay possibilities to be explored in this game are truly astronomical.”

You can check out the game for free on Android and iOS right now.

Source: Press release, official site, Google Play, Apple Store. Cheers, Castagere!
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Castagere Shaikura

Wow already uninstalled the game. At level 19 it turns into a PVP gankbox. You get sent into PVP zones to do the quest. What is the deal with space MMO’s why do they all but STO turn into these types of games what is the point of it. This is so disappointing. Already pvper’s are just waiting for players to cross into these zones and the game just came out. I just once would like a game where I can freely play how I want without some ass killing me for no reason. Run trade routes become a builder.

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laelgon

Played it for 15 minutes. They may not have lifted assets from EVE, but it’s damn close. Ship design, art style, UI elemeents, and the warp effect are basically the same. You’ve seen the Chinese-made mobile versions of LoL and WoW, now here’s one for EVE!

Not to say it’s necessarily bad, it is certainly one of the prettier mobile games I’ve played, and the control scheme is good, but I definitely get the feeling that the planning meetings were “How do we make this thing just different enough that we won’t get sued?”

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Oscar Morejon

yeaaa, even the space stations. they dont look like eve’s, but somehow they do. Its really weird.

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Mewmew

You left out that it also launched on PC. It is on Steam as well for PC, and on their Official site for PC as well.

If you want to link your PC account to your mobile account, you should get the PC download off their website. Supposedly you can’t do that with the Steam version at this time.

They didn’t do much in optimizing the game for PC though, if you play it it will basically be the same as playing a touch screen game only using your mouse. It’s definitely a mobile game that they just also released on PC and kept all the mobile controls without adding anything for PC really.

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Smithwicks

Can I smash space rocks?

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Castagere Shaikura

I hope so. Dying for a game like this where you can do whatever you like and not be forced into PVP.

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maydrock .

So, can I be a trader/industrialist AND never step foot in a space ship to partake in the gankfest?

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Castagere Shaikura

Some have said you don’t have to PVP. I don’t know if thats true though.

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Mewmew

People in PvP games say that a lot. “You don’t have to PvP, you can try and run from the PvP people.” As if that is fun, constantly being hounded by them and trying to run away (good luck getting away in this game too!).

You can’t do the story in this game and not go into the PvP areas. In fact you can’t do much at all.

It’s *extremely hard* to run in this game too. Right now especially, since people are attacked before the zone is even loaded in on their system. They can’t even see the people attacking them right off. I hope and assume that will be fixed one day.

There are devices that let you jump forward big amounts, but they take so long to charge you’ll be dead before they fire off. They are more for chasing people than running from people, and it’s likely even if you did get one to fire that the people chasing you would have the same item to use to get back on your tail.

The game brags about the number of sectors it has, but only 5 low end sectors for each of the different factions are PvE zones.

The game was made for corporations to fight over resources and things, it wasn’t made with any PvE options in mind. PvE is viable for a few days when starting out. I guess you maybe could only do a few scan missions in the few PvE areas each day, though I’m not sure how fun that would end up being.

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Mewmew

Um no, you’re always in a space ship, the same way as Eve. It’s basically a mobile copy of Eve, though with a few forgivings here and there. It is mostly about combat though, I don’t think there really is a trader route. They talk about corporations battling it out for resources in a part of the game I’m not in yet, but as said that’s corporations, not individuals. Individuals will be murdered very quickly trying to go to get this stuff on their own.

You can reclaim your ship a number of times if blown up for a price. You can do it more if you buy this $3 monthly sub thing. Just the top 10 people alone have already ganked over 600 people in the past few days, and that is with the time it took to start up and get to the point of where they could gank. For instance, on Day 1 there had probably only been about 20 people killed by others total because they weren’t up to the point of going outside of the safe zones yet.

The *vast* majority of the game is PvP. Could you possibly just stay in the few PvE zones? You can’t play through the storyline and stay in them. You could just do some low end scan missions each day and stay in them though.

Each race has a 5 measly PvE zones, out of many hundreds of zones. You can build up your licenses, ships, level, etc in those zones before going out doing random combat missions and taking license tests and things there but there is no PvE option here really if you want to get into the game much. You won’t really go out and not get ganked, maybe if you are in a corporation and all go together there would be safety in numbers and killing those who would otherwise kill you.

There are a lot of people who would love to play this game on a PvE server, but I doubt it will happen. They feel people won’t pay as much money to try and compete on a PvE server.

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Geoffrey Tillman

I was honestly suprised by how deep the game is. Yes its EVE light but that’s still a mile above most phone and tablet games

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Castagere Shaikura

You can kind of call this Eve lite. But man I am a sucker for space games. I just found out about it last night. I end up playing it until 3 am and didn’t know it. It’s great on the PC. I hope the devs keep improving the game. It does have those launch day issues for some. I hope you guys try it out. I am having fun with it. It was one of those surprises for me because I heard nothing about it before. Did you guys ever mention it? It’s cross-platform so anyone can try it.