TSA writes: Very few games have made as much of a leap in scope and scale with their sequels as Everspace 2 over the original. Back in 2017, the first Everspace was a gorgeous 3D space shooter, but it was delivered through a bite-sized roguelite lens that a lot of people failed to really get into. The live-die-repeat space shooter still saw impressive success, but rather than iterate on the entire roguelite package for a sequel, Rockfish Games decided to take the core gameplay and aesthetic of that game and massively expand the surrounding experience into an open-ended, story-driven RPG experience.

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