Hidden Gem: Open world sandbox combat RPG game for Android called Dangerous

We got a nice email telling us about a game called Dangerous from Binary Helix that happens to be on the Android Market. This is an open world space sandbox combat RPG title which, from the moment you download and start the game, will actually impress you quite a bit.

As any good RPG title would have, Dangerous comes with a rather deep storyline to match the rather deep gameplay it comes with. As the story goes, you have been awoken from cryo sleep a century later, and must discover the truth about yourself. You could be one of the baddest criminals around or perhaps you were just a stand-up guy, maybe even a hero? Who knows really but it is your job to find out. As the developer describes in the market listing, you will encounter “a Universal AI, a shadow group pulling history’s strings, a princess, a schizophrenic robot, a beautiful lieutenant of the Royal Navy, a fearsome mercenary, a suicidal slave, and a playboy fighter ace” just to name a few characters.

Once you finish the secondary download after installing the game (it isn’t that big), you are treated to a title screen with some absolutely epic music which feels like it came right out of a movie. You have four slots to save your game in should you want to choose different paths or be paranoid like myself and save my game every 5 minutes at different spots. Pick a slot to start your game and it will ‘generate your universe’ a la Minecraft style.

From this point there is some dialog and then you can jump into a combat training tutorial where you will be in your ship and go through all the motions of combat. This is highly recommended as your UI when you’re in a ship has a lot of buttons. This is full action combat with ships are rendered in 3D and you can pretty much go anywhere. Think of this game as Galaxy on Fire 2 meets X3.

Here is the extensive features list for Dangerous:

– 3D real-time sandbox game built with Unity game engine
– metallic shader, lighting, particle effects, lens flare, explosions, fx
– space combat RPG with extensive skill tree
– open and living universe where 600+ ships fly around autonomously
– epic story with dialogue system that allows real choices
– recruit 6 wingmen and 2 can fly with you at a time
– even discover romance with another wing pilot
– recruit 5 corporate pilots who can fly trade routes on your behalf
– trade, fight, mine, pirate, scan for derelict ships and wormholes
– many mission types: epic, freelance, dynamic, wingman acquisition, faction loyalty
– deep combat mechanics, AI, and faction standings
– 20+ ships, 180+ modules, 33 solar systems with a unique follow-through-warp mechanic
– 15+ factions to vie favor or destroy
– cinematic camera shows you the action when it happens
– fly manually with or without Newtonian physics or use autopilots exclusively
– 22 track theatrical-quality award-winning soundtrack by renown composer, Sean Beeson

If you are looking for a quick RPG game to blaze through in no time, this is not the game for you. This is a deep and extensive game which will have you sinking a lot of hours into it, which is definitely not a bad thing. Overall, Dangerous took 3 years to make and it appears to be paying off as it has been well received on iOS and now it is heading that way on Android as well.

Dangerous comes in two flavors, a lite free version to try out which does not let you spend the experience points you’ve gained during play on improvements and things of that nature, and a full version for $4.99. If you dig space action RPGs in an open world setting, definitely check this one out. You can check out the full market listing right here on DroidGamers through our catalog.

Thanks to Patrik for the heads up!

Developer Website: Binary Helix

Android Market Link: Dangerous

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