Mark Brenner: Starpoint Gemini 2 makes a wonderful first impression. From the beautiful lens flare effects on the tile screen to the ship textures and planets spinning below in the inky darkness of oblivion. Space is usually rendered as an empty void, but developer Little Green Men Games has embellished their world with nebulous clouds, space debris, asteroids, and streams of colored lights, like an aurora borealis in space that takes your ship on an unexpected journey. The visuals, while pretty can be taxing on a lower-end system and if you aren't careful, you can easily lock up your system just by fiddling with the graphics options. This game is certainly aggressive when it comes to image quality for high end systems.