Galactic Phantasy Prelude



    Galactic Phantasy Prelude's review

    Published: 2014-01-09, by .

    Trade, attack, upgrade, and above all explore a vast and beautiful space RPG universe

    • Graphics/sound design nothing short of stunning
    • Open ended gameplay
    • Huge universe ripe for exploration
    • Perfect for anyone missing Freelancer
    • Big download needs time and a top-notch device

    "In space, no one can hear you steal plutonium"

    Excuse me a sec here, let me just pick my jaw back off the floor. As a lover of space economics simulation games, which should absolutely be a recognized genre, I planted my humble roots in Gazillionaire (which can apparently now be played for free online in a flash version of the original! goodbye, afternoon). I later graduated to a mild Freelancer obsession, and ever since have been bemoaning the fact that it lacks a spiritual descendent. Where do we who want it all - not just making fat stacks, but also decent running storyline, customized ship upgrades, open-ended exploration of a huge universe, gorgeous graphics, pirating cargo, and hands-on battles resulting in explosions in space - go?

    Take all of these desirable, demanding characteristics and squish them down into your hand, and you've got Moonfish Software Limited's Galactic Phantasy Prelude. For free.

    I could babble on about the high-quality, well-rendered, incredibly detailed graphics, or gab at length regarding the PC-quality voice acting. Do find yourself a wifi connection and anticipate a decent download time - patience, grasshopper. That's not what will take your breath away.

    No, the level of detail you're going to immediately love has to do with gameplay itself. The enormous galaxy is, Freelancer-style, wide open to exploration. Take on missions to earn cash and experience - or don't. Seek out the most profitable trade routes across solar systems - or not. Upgrade the heck out of your fleet, customizing among 46 different spaceships ranging from basic frigates to massive battle cruisers - or ignore 'em. Pursue the storyline - or forget about it completely.

    That's the beauty of the open-ended gameplay. Will you gain access to the more challenging planets by attracting a killer crew and burst in with turrets a-blazing? Or will you gain renown as a master trader, gilded with more gold than you can handle? Ten star systems, 40 starports, and two distinct nations are enough to keep you exploring for light-years.

    I'm clearly ultra-impressed that a game of such caliber exists practically unknown (at this point!) for mobile devices. Definitely, absolutely give it a go. Make the universe of Moonfish Software Limited's Galactic Phantasy Prelude your oyster - or battlefield, or cash cow, or Wild West, or whatever you like.

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    by Janel , Appszoom

    Jan 09, 2014

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    adrian hannam

    by adrian hannam

    Jul 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great game. This is a really well polished space rpg. The story is quite short but the freeform play is challenging and there's easily 30+ (maybe much more - TBC) hours of fun here. So far it's cost very little. I did spend some money so I could buy ship blueprints a bit quicker than earning them for free but that was mostly because the devs have earned my support. I wish more devs took a similar approach. Great game. Loving it.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jul 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Fun time killer.

    Emmanuel Gonzalez

    by Emmanuel Gonzalez

    Jul 23, 2017  |  "Good"

    I used to play this game on another account so was excited to try it again and see what was new since its been over a year since i last played but that excitement was short lived nothing really new has been added no sequel and blueprints are extremely hard to obtain ive sunk over 50 ships since i redownloaded the game and have almost reached the final story battle with lin again yet i dont even have enough blueprints to build a fighter its like the developer put out a potentially awesome game but then abandoned it.The rest of the game is great just make way to buy blueprints without spending real money or spending ridiculous amounts of tike grinding for the most basic ship.A sequel wouldnt be a bad idea either and maybe some more ships.Please fix this is the one catch for me that makes this game good instead of epic.Its ok to have purchase options but needs to be achievable by free players as well.

    Timothy Barton

    by Timothy Barton

    Jul 21, 2017  |  "Great"

    Love the game ! Too short though needs online multi combat.


    by Chad

    Jul 20, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Good game no ads and it runs very well

    Jon Howe

    by Jon Howe

    Jul 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Free roam game, good graphics and free to play