Reviews for Space Pirates And Zombies
Hard but interestingzhack075 | Feb. 25, 2013 | See all zhack075's reviews »
In SPAZ, you start with a few ships and a mothership. During your journey, you'll have to do mission, to buy equipement, to fight bounty hunters and to complete the main quest ( even though you can choose not to do it ).
This game is great. Even though it is quite hard sometimes, it is really fun to play. Graphics are good and even though some of the sprite are a bit "raw" ( character portrait for example. The game is dynamic and the 2D shooter view is really nice. You can customize the hull you unlock with a tons of ship parts too, which is a great thing as you can design your own fleet.
If you enjoyed games such as freelancer for example, you'll love this game even if it's more a shooter than an elitesque game.
Indie game at its finestkokosabre | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all kokosabre's reviews »
This game is great.Even though i completed it several times I still cant find nothing bad to say about it.Storyline makes sense and its good enough for a movie.Game offers you a chance to create your own space fleet during the game course.Game is easy to learn but hard to master but you gonna have a lot of fun.I recommend you to get the game as soon as possible.You won't regret it.
If you can't decide on this one... just get it!numanair | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all numanair's reviews »
When I first heard of S.P.A.Z. I wasn't sure if I wanted to get it. I eventually bought it and am glad I did. It has a somewhat retro gameplay with modern graphics. Not many (if any) games like this are still produced. Once you really get into the gameplay you will spend hours searching out upgrades and fighting enemy fleets. It has a good enough story and the developers clearly have a sense of humor, which added to my appreciation of the game. The missions can be thoroughly challenging, so be prepared! Since its release, mod tools have been made available, which means this game will have a fair amount of replay value.
Great sandbox space shooteroginer | Dec. 7, 2012 | See all oginer's reviews »
You start with a small spaceship with weak weapons and have to advance through the galaxy, getting better equipment and blueprints for better and bigger spaceships. It's a very rewarding game, and you'll spend hours and hours in it. It's not an easy game, either. You have to be cautious about where you go next and piloting your ship skilfully. As you advance you'll also be able to have a squad of ships you own, so you won't pilot alone.
Graphically it's looks pretty good, with some well done graphic effects and particle systems.
One of the bests indie games without any doubt. Highly recommended.
Great game. Small issues but might get fixed.Rumpel123 | Aug. 20, 2012 | See all Rumpel123's reviews »
First of. This is a really good game. It has a few issues but If you like game like Sid Meyers Pirates, I'm sure you will like this one.
Starting with a tiny and poor equiped ship you make your way through the galaxy to get rich. Whoooo!!! The galaxy is huge enough to give you entertainment for a lots and lots of hours (I explored ~10% and have around 13 hours played).
While killing enemy spaceships you learn their technical skills and a while after you can build stronger and bigger ships.
You can mount a lot of different weapons and upgrades on each ship, you can have specialist that give your fleet (you can get morge then one ship early in the game) special bonuses and you have to use research a sciencetree to use new weapons.
Graphics are really nice to look at and the controlls are to the point.
But a big issue is the gamebalance. If you just try to follow the story you soon will be blasted to dust. There is a lot of grinding in this game. But in my opinion the fights are entertaining enough to make this fact less worth.
The games gets free updates from time to time and has a active community. In conclusion Im sure you cant really go wrong for the price!
I didn't know these games still existedsweetcuppincake | June 13, 2012 | See all sweetcuppincake's reviews »
I played a game many years ago called Escape Velocity. Apparently, so did the makers of SPAZ. And they must have enjoyed it as much as I did, because SPAZ seems like a shining homage to the top-down space exploration games of yesteryear. It also goes beyond what those older games were capable of doing. The galaxy you play in is randomly generated, as are all the star systems within it. You can build a fleet rather than pilot just one ship. There is a main story that you can follow or ignore, and you have the freedom to play however you want. The features are numerous and you will likely sink hours into this game without realizing it. Very fun to play in short bursts as well.
Only current game of its genre, and a gem at that.justing943 | Oct. 17, 2011 | See all justing943's reviews »
My anticipation for this game the instant it went up on the Steam store did not go unanswered.
Definitely recommended. It's an awesome game with addictive gameplay and gameplay mechanics, with a huge sense of achievement involved as you progress through the game and develop your ships. It's accompanied by an okay-to-decent story to boot, and the replayability is very high, as your technology upgrade choices can result in completely different playstyles.
The satisfaction from blasting through ships as a result of your hard data-gathering (equivalent to experience in RPGs) is endless :).
A solid indie!FudgePoly | Sept. 15, 2011 | See all FudgePoly's reviews »
S.P.A.Z is an indie 2D top-down shooter, with some RPG elements. You start off with very small spaceship designs and through story progression and world exploration you can upgrade abilities and construct bigger, stronger ships. I don't like the fact that you can only get larger ships by progressing in the story (story missions sometimes reward additional spaceship hangars), but that's not a huge flaw. S.P.A.Z will keep you occupied for hours on end if you so choose, or give you a blast of fun for a short time, it can be played however you wish to play it. Exploring the vast, randomly generated universe is both rewarding (unlocks additional upgrades and experience points, and allows you to take the game at your own pace) and long enough to make the game meaty without making it tedious. If you want a fun semi-casual shooter or a good timewaster look no further!
They just don't make them like this anymore.Ascadia | Sept. 1, 2011 | See all Ascadia's reviews »
Part Elite, part Space Rangers and Part Starfleet 2 this game hits all the right spots for an old school space opera junkie. It has a great plot, endless randomly generated missions, fast and fun combat and is highly addictive. On top of this it was made by just two guys, you really can't get more indie than that and they have been amazingly open with their community even in Beta. Support indie devs, support this dieing genre and buy one of the best games of 2011, by buying SPAZ!
Good but needs tweakingpudge195 | Aug. 23, 2011 | See all pudge195's reviews »
I will keep this as short,simple and straight as a man can. The game itself is good but imbalanced, its an amazing time waster . You can spend hours upon hours just doing missions for reputation,gear,trading and mining. The problem i have is that you theoretical have freedom but to get bigger hangars you need to do the story missions, or get raped by giant penis looking ships that shoot lasers and bombs that instantly kill you. In the end its good but as said,needs tweaks.
At first I had my doubtsxorn000 | Aug. 22, 2011 | See all xorn000's reviews »
It is true, at first I wasn't expecting much from this game. Then I remembered that it was made by a small group (2) and needed to be thought of in terms of $ and enjoyability. A few minutes in a was just messing around,but then started to actually plan out builds and test them a little. Bit by bit I was finding more to do within the game and was having more fun. If you want to play for 5, 10, 30 minutes you can easily pick it up, play for a while and go. I can't make myself play for more than an hour or two at a time, but that's fine for me. I won't get bored of the game anytime soon. The galaxy you generate at the new game start is massive enough that it won't be something you knock out in a day or a few hours. So far the story for me hasn't been all that great, but it is something I can forgive a bit. At least it isn't a poorly done rehash of something else or try to be more than what it is. My finger is tired from clicking so much, that much I do know.
Fun indie space gameRaTcHeT302 | Aug. 17, 2011 | See all RaTcHeT302's reviews »
Most people I know didn't want to buy this game because of the "Zombies" in the title but it isn't a game mainly about Zombies.This game is a 2D space shooter about a crew of pirates in search to fame and richness. You have the opportunity to have your own tiny fleet of ships, customize them with all kinds of gadgets and weapons and more. You will it play in a randomly created galaxy wich means that you will it always start from a different place but the story will it be the same tough, you can have a huge galaxy or have a tiny one, it's your choice, really. In this game you can progress at any pace as there won't be any time limits or anything, you are free to do whatever you want, you can even ignore the main missions but be carefull because your enemies may become stronger and stronger while time passes. Because the game it's on 2D the graphics are simple but very good looking also this game doesn't require any extreme PC as it runs fairly well on any system wich is a big plus. It could use some tweaks and maybe some new features like the ability of making your own buildings or maybe a multiplayer gamemode.
SPAZ is a chalengefull game with lot's of hours of fun but I recommend it mostly to people that are into space games.
S.P.A.Z. Reviewlordofawesome | Aug. 17, 2011 | See all lordofawesome's reviews »
What is S.P.A.Z.? S.P.A.Z. is a 2D spaceship shooter. BUT that is not all. It has alot more to offer. S.P.A.Z. has Quests, in which you choose to side with factions to gain their trust which will allow you to buy items and trade with them. Yes, you can find/buy several items. Those can be used to upgrade ships in your fleet. Yes, a fleet. It also has some sort of RTS elements. You can give orders to different ships (and control 1 of them yourself), find different blueprints to build new types of ships and equip them however you like. Another thing you can do is level up, allowing you to spend points in different skills. As you can see this game has alot to offer for an indie game. It's galaxy is randomly generated everytime you start a new game, with alot of stars to explore. With it's nice graphics and really good gameplay it'll keep you playing for a while, trust me. Eventhough it has some downsides (quests - at least at the starting levels - seem to be the same), but the developers ensured that they will keep the game updated and that they'll have even more content in the making.
I can only recommened this openworld space game, I'm still having a blast with it.
S.P.A.Z. Beta ReviewKohryu | Aug. 14, 2011 | See all Kohryu's reviews »
Space, Pirates and Zombies (or S.P.A.Z for short) is a top down space combat game. There are some RTS elements in the game much like any standard space combat where you have command of a fleet of ships and you can also research develop new ships as well as upgrade your ship parts and weapons.
Like most space games there are a bunch of missions which you can take so that you can use the money, crew, blueprints and equipment gathered to build a more powerful fleet of ships which is especially important in this game because each randomly generated star system has it's "suggested level".
As you kill more enemies you earn experance and "level up" allowing you to research upgrades for your ships and belive me when I say these are important because you will need them to enter higher level areas. This also means that there is a lot of "grinding" in the game. A lot of the time you will be taking missions to get your reputation up with a certain faction or earn money, you might just wonder around astriod belts mining for "REZ" which is used as a currancy in this game. Depending on the size of the galaxy (which can be set by you) will determine the length of the game essentaly.
There are also rival factions in each galaxy, take missions from one and you are bound to piss off somebody somewhere but being friends with a faction gives you access to their docking stations (which have shops and quests in them) and they will also help you out in a fight when you are being attacked. With that said there is another faction that litteraly does not care who you are or what faction you belong too and that is the Zombie Hoarde. They can become quite the nuisance later in the game.
There are one or two problems with the game. While I like general presentation of the game and everything seems to be layed out perfectly with bright buttons and great tutourals the actual act of piloting the ships feels kind of off. The game uses a mouse and keys controls, something you might find in a standard top down shooter and not a space flight game. I would of perfered a standard Astriods like control with this game as I find that easier to steer and I also feel like I am piloting a ship. Other than that the controls seem fine for the control scheme that devs picked for the game. The tutoural explains how to play the game properly and you will be exploring the ranfomly generated galaxy in no time.
With that said I highly recommend this game to anyone who likes 2D space shooter games like Flatspace 2 for example. It's fun and highly addictive with some niggles. Other than that the game is great just bare in mind that you are playing a space shooter game so you will be doing a lot of shooting, mining or possibly both at the same.
Just rating the beta...Lamcia | Aug. 8, 2011 | See all Lamcia's reviews »
So guys, this game is like a korean MMO, grind for ship plans, REZ, and when the zombies appear, goons. But wait a second, why zombies are SWARMING LIKE A KITTENS?! At some point, it's impossible to stop em, and if you didn't max out the shields, and cannons, you're just a dead meat. So this game is pretty imbalanced right now, and it's all about mindless grind, but i sorta like it, waiting for the full version.
For a beta release, this game is going to be amazing!!!Xbomborz | July 21, 2011 | See all Xbomborz's reviews »
I seen previews for this game before and I was excited. Now, after getting the chance to play it, I am super excited for the full release. With a spectacular visual style, fun and easy controls and gameplay, intuitive new features, and a funky, over the top storyline, this beta release is shaping up into an awesome game. I would recommend Space Pirates and Zombies to anybody who loves action/RTS/puzzle games (because this is a hybrid of all of those) and to anybody who is just looking to have a fun time playing and awesome new game.