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Quick Look: Solar 2

Ever wanted to blow up a planet with another planet? This indie Steam game has you covered.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Jun. 21 2011

Posted by: Drew

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Solar 2

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Edited By huelarl • 

More little indie games please!

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Edited By abdo • 
@Zol said:
Enough with these stupid little games already!
No. 
 
@huelarl said:
More little indie games please!
Yes.
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Edited By DeadFish • 

@Zol said:

Enough with these stupid little games already!

Hater!

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Edited By golguin • 

I wanted to see the star suck up planets.

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Edited By Slaker117 • 

I would be fucking terrified of a planet with agency.

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Edited By 49th • 

Oh boy, another space simulator! Exciting content.

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Edited By essi2 • 

I actually bought this and it's okay... zooming along as a star system is kinda fun.

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Edited By TyrellOCP • 
@Zol said:
Enough with these stupid little games already!
"There aint enough Shooty Bang Bang Gun War games in my Quick Looks. What the fuck?"
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Edited By Abendlaender • 

More stupid little games please.
I love'em

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Edited By dr_mantas • 

This the most interesting game I have seen in a long while.

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Edited By Ghost_Bear • 

This looks surprisingly awesome.

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Edited By Bojangle • 
@mantasradzas: But it's a stupid little game! 
 
Stick to only the well known titles please in future Giant Bomb. Jeez. 
 
(In all seriousness, as said, it looks awesome. Very tempted to get it).
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Edited By MachoFantastico • 

I love little concept games like this. Seems super neat!

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Edited By WerewolfGuy • 

This game is on xbox indie games for $5. The first was also released there and is currently among the higher rated games.

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Edited By ComradeCrash • 

Love the music. Very Mass Effect-y. lol

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Edited By Tesla • 

This QL made me realize just how big a sucker I am for ambient space music.

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Edited By r2khimself • 
 If only you could play as this small moon.
 If only you could play as this small moon.
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Edited By Kikarote • 
@r2khimself: For that I would play the game! The demo was weird...
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Edited By simonbuchan • 

Kinda disappointed he didn't find out about the "basic" spawns, which let you just pop anything up to a black hole right from the start. Wanted to see them jacking up a star system, stealing planets and stuff. This even lets you do binary and trinary systems if you can build up your planets enough.

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Edited By jt1080 • 

Looks rad. Added to my endless Steam wishlist that I slowly cut into when I have the money (or even don't...)

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Edited By dropabombonit • 

Looks a bit like flow, might check this out

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Edited By BrianP • 

"Well thanks there Ryan Sagan" Hilarious!

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Edited By thornie_delete • 

Meh. I'll stick to Universe Sandbox for all of my space needs.

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Edited By vager • 

Totally bought this while watching the quick look.

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Edited By BladeOfCreation • 

Just tried the demo...wow.  It looks really simple, but the way everything works out once you start getting multiple planets with moons and such makes it play like a puzzle game.  Gravity also comes into play, at least a little--as a small star, asteroids will be attracted to you, and will speed up as they get closer until they collide.  The movement controls feel a little, for lack of a better word, "floaty" but I I am willing to let that slide for a game taking place in SPAAAAACE!

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Edited By KillyDarko • 

I bought this yesterday and it's great. And cheap! ^^

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Edited By fox01313 • 

This game needs the Nolan North voiced space core from Portal2 doing an announcing role when things happen in the game. I think it'd be worth playing through then.

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Edited By Vexxan • 

Looks so relaxing.

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@49th said:

Oh boy, another space simulator! Exciting content.

Dude, if our solar system starts behaving like the planets do in this game, we are so fucked.

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If you like the Metal Gear games you REALLY shouldn't underestimate this one.

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I had fun playing the demo version. You are limited to small star but even at that size you can just grab solo life planets and make them your own without having to level them up. I'll probably pick this up in a crazy steam sale at some point.

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Wait, doesn't this negate all scientific reason on how planets "move"?

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@Ten19: naw man... the other planets are fucked. Imma blow up every planet until pluto HAS to be considered a planet. Straight up logic son.

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Edited By Sarumarine • 

This is a cool looking game. The idea of sentient planets fighting over mass and size only through the life on their surface is a great concept. Becoming a star and having a whole gang of planets doing your dirt for you sounds awesome.

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I am now a fan of harassing small planets.

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15 minutes of Jeff playing badly on purpose. Weird quicklook.

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Edited By Flipyap • 
@WerewolfGuy said:

This game is on xbox indie games for $5. The first was also released there and is currently among the higher rated games.

Awesome! Thanks for posting this.
The Giant Bomb duders really should rethink their stance on Xbox Live Indie Games.
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Edited By Pop • 

Yea it does look like something Will Wright would do hahaha, I really think it looks kind of cool but it would probably get boring after a couple of hours. I wish Jeff would of turned his planet to a small star :D.

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Edited By Mercanis • 

This game looks amazing, just my type. Also,

SPACE!

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"Is this reverse asteroids." 
 
Wait... wooh!!! I'm imagining..... 
 
*mind implodes*

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I have a feeling I'd spend way too much time in this if I had it.

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@r2khimself: That's no moon.

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Edited By Ares42 • 

Bought it and it's actually pretty fun. Started to get a tad tiring to collect asteroids after a while, but then I discovered system-jacking and eventually got to black hole which is just awesome =D Too bad Jeff didn't show that off in the QL.

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Edited By Prince_of_Space • 

This game is a pretty accurate depiction of what's gonna happen in 2012.

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Jeff's the king of Rock, blasting all these Sucka Planet MCs

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I love that they do QLs of these obscure titles.