Phantom Galaxies continues their very playable alpha test by releasing Episode 3. This Episode, called Junk Collection allows players to continue the storyline, complete quests, and battle pirates in the cold, dark depths of space.
Phantom Galaxies is a first-person, story-driven, space-based game. In the stations, players walk around, talk to NPCs, and interact with some things. In space, players fly specialized starships that can also change into a mecha form. Space combat is similar to other FPS spaceship fighting games such as Elite or Wing Commander (am I showing my age with these references?) Players have the option of flying their regular ship or switching to mecha form for close combat or planetary missions.
This is the third Episode for the Phantom Galaxies alpha. An alpha that already has quality graphics and gameplay and is in a very playable state. And though you’re limited to a small section of the story and a few side quests, the game is fun to play. And completing the Episodes offers exclusive rewards! Complete the story to earn a medal and receive a poster NFT. Then use the medals and posters to collect mint passes for the upcoming Planet sale!
Episode 3 Video Review
What is Phantom Galaxies?
Phantom Galaxies is a first-person, open-world, space sim, mech shooter, RPG. Players take the role of Space Rangers who pilot Mechanized Starfighters. These vehicles function as typical fighter-style spaceships, and they also transform into Mech robots.
During the game, players engage in Missions, the long-form story content of the game, and Quests, one-off scenarios. Also available are Operations (daily quests) and Raids, team-based objectives. The farther away from the core, the more dangerous the missions, and the better the loot. Far enough out, and one enters the ‘Rebel Sectors’. Here players compete with each other to gain control of various bases and resource points. Once captured, players stake governance tokens to their holdings and earn a steady stream of rewards — as long as they maintain control.
Starfighters unlock as players progress through the story. Featuring a resource harvesting and crafting system, Phantom Galaxies allows players to upgrade Starfighters and even build them from scratch! Starfighters suffer durability damage and require repair every once in a while. But be careful. Losing a ship while in a Rebel Sector could be permanent! Phantom Galaxies also includes Avatar NFTs that level up, Arena PvP, property ownership (from space stations to planetary bases to entire planets!), and support for guilds.
The initial launch for Phantom Galaxies is on the Polygon blockchain. Long-term plans include multichain support, where each chain has its own home galaxy but players can still interact. Closed Alpha is available now on both PC and Mac, with early access beta expected to launch in Q3 2022.