Pocket Gamer have completely changed their tune, in other words. If you're prepared to put in the time and effort, Space Impact opens out into a wonderful shooter that you'll be playing for months.
Pocket Gamer would still question the wisdom of not making it a bit more accessible for mainstream gamers. But taken as it's intended, as a more hardcore shooter, this is (eventually) marvellous.
Audio/Visual - 8
Gameplay - 8
Value - 8
Innovation - 7