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One Passionate Dev Made Space Mount and Blade and Earns Praise on Steam

One man with a passion has created a game that resembles Mount & Blade in space by the sheer enormity of its possibilities. Gamers hope Starfield will match his creation.

On February 17, the Early Access on Steam saw the release of SpaceBourne 2 - a single-player, third-person space RPG with a vast, open universe, offering a ton of factions and interdependent systems like trading, crafting, exploration, resource acquisition, piracy and role-playing. Users of Valve's platform were quick to dub the game "Mount and Blade in Space."

"Take a bit of Freelancer, Elite and Mass Effect, and you will get SpaceBourne 2. In fact, however, the game resembles Mount & Blade - it is a combination of story, shooting, trading, diplomacy, strategy and tactics. The game seems promising, but still needs a lot of work. That's another point where it resembles M&B - being far from complete. A decent tutorial is missing, [...] graphics need polish, etc.," wrote Gemse.

Other players emphasize the multitude of available options, the fun they bring, and the potential of SpaceBourne 2. As the Steam user Nox put it:

"Imagine playing a space game and saying "Man I wish I could" and finding out you can. Imagine that happening 8 times in your first 30 hours of play. That's what this game has been like."

"I found what I was looking for. A game about space like no other," added 0r3yn0, in a way complementing the statement of the predecessor.

In addition, in many of the reviews of Steam users there are dream-lined hopes for Starfield from Bethesda offering comparable freedom and complexity to SpaceBourne 2. However, will this be the case? Will Todd Howard and company top the work of forty-year-old Burak Dabak? Yes, you read that right - SpaceBourne 2 was made by one man.

It is possible that you encountered his previous game, i.e. the first installment of SpaceBourne. In that case, you more or less know what to expect. Nevertheless, the scale of the second one seems much larger than the first, and the game is already gaining considerable popularity and recognition at the start of Early Access. Out of more than 260 reviews of Steam users, positive ones account for 81% (the original collected 77% out of 660). Those who love space adventures should keep an eye on this title, even if they don't give it a chance right now.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

Has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure.com five years later - although he has known the service since he had access to the internet - to combine his love for words and games. Deals mainly with news and journalism. A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. He started his gaming adventure at the age of four - with a Pegasus. Currently, prefers PC and demanding RPGs, but does not shy away from consoles or other genres. When he's not playing or writing, he enjoys reading, watching series (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and also walking the dog. Almost uncritically loves the work of Stephen King. Does not abandon plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.

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