Starpoint Gemini is primarily a space simulation, but what makes it different from others of its kind is an elegant mixture of features that can be found in all types of genres. Space battles, economy, fleet management, main story line, conquest, development, are all just a brief summary of versatile content this title has to offer.
Campaign + Freeroam scenarios
The Campaign story is an adventure separated into nineteen episodes filled with both “shoot first” type action, and careful stealth approach, combined with a couple of tutorial missions to help the player get in touch with the interface, controls, and game mechanics.
There is a possibility to opt out of the campaign and its missions, by selecting the Freeroam scenario, but that choice offers no tutorials, so it might prove to be difficult for new players. However if you choose the latter option and get stuck on a certain part or aspect of the game you can access the Geminipedia through the game meni. Geminipedia is a wikipedia of sorts that holds some valuable information regarding the game and its features. Upon finishing the main quest line, the game converts to a Freeroam scenario so whether you’ll play through the story or not is entirely up to you.
Once you finish the story and reach the Freeroam, the game is same as if you choose the freeroam scenario to start with, only difference being that you get to keep all the resources, ships, fleets and such,that you obtained through the campaign. The focal point of your activities in the Gemini will be your headquarters.
The HQ is your home and you’ll use it to research new technologies, weapons, ship chassis and such. It’s also the place where you can acquire new ships for both yourself, and your battle fleet. The ships you buy for yourself can be modified with over seventy different weapon types, multiple ship enhancements, and if you want to stand out in the crowd, you can custom paint your ship via the drydock.
The HQ is also the only place where you can store owned ships, and switch between them as you please. Emphasis on storage is made, because you can obtain and customize new ships on almost all sixteen planets and on over a hundred space stations, as long as you either own them, or are friendly with the faction that does.
The Gemini universe is a home to over sixty different factions that you can go to war with, or collaborate with in order to get the upper hand on your enemies. Will you’ll approach other factions peacefully or with hostility is entirely up to you, however they are more prone to diplomatic solutions if they notice you have the firepower to eradicate them. To build a successful and feared fleet, you’ll need resources and warmasters. Warmasters are special characters that you can hire in various ways to be a part of your fleet. They bring special skills, greater warfare knowledge, and are able to level up when victorious in combat. Apart from warmasters you need resources. They are gathered through numerous remote operations that can be carried out all across the Gemini. Another way to get resources is by trading with allied factions. All these ingredients work together to aid you in your conquests.
This is just scratching the surface since there is so much more to be written about the features and the sheer amount of content Starpoint Gemini Warlords bring to the table, however the best way to truly absorb everything the title has to offer is to explore the Gemini by yourself, who knows what you might discover.