by Harry Slater 15/3/2013
Product: Galactic Conflict
Publisher: Bitmen Studios
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Hardcore, Strategy
You could argue that smartphones and tablets have narrowed the scope of gaming.
A smaller screen calls for more focus, leaving the big-picture gameplay of certain genres feeling a little squashed. You're not staring into the vastness of space so much as squinting at a tiny corner of it.
That's certainly something that Galactic Conflict suffers from, but it's not its main problem. This tale of space-faring combat is, in the end, knee-capped by the battles that it wages. It's not about the tactics - it's about the numbers.
After a tutorial that lasts around an hour, the campaign throws you into a small section of the universe and gives you a planet to defend. You need to build mines, then use the deposits you dig up to create a space fleet.
It might look like it has a wide scope, but Galactic Conflict lacks the epic scale that its name suggests
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