Originally Posted by squarezero
Talk about over dramatic, jeez.
I wouldn't call this a GOF clone, though there are similarities in the set up. For one, this game pushes much harder on the RPG and combat elements and less on trade and mining. For another, the story is different and, at the start at least, kind of intriguing. As to the $5.99 cost, it goes into things like full voice acting and pretty deep and sophisticated ship upgrade and combat system.
My main issues are with the mission system, which is a little vague, travel times (too long) and the initial difficulty which seems pretty brutal. I've tried to get past the first mission and failed four times; when you die you end up having to repeat a bunch of tedious travel, as well as re-allocate points, buy and install upgrades, etc. At this point I'm close to giving up, so I guess I can't quite recommend the game.
Well, the control layout is exactly the same or very similar, the ship looks quite familiar, it's the same space roaming type of game as GoF. So far, by the description and screens, it's done nothing to distinguish itself from GoF as far as gameplay and graphics (which look inferior). Only difference seems to be in the story and japanese comic book art style storyboards. Sounds like a clone, or at the very least "inspired by", to me.