You know, when I got my Dell Streak 7 in the mail, I definitely did not think it would be the gaming tablet that it has turned out to be for me. It shines as a casual gaming tablet, sure, but NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor is just begging to be pushed to the max.
How is it begging? Well, there's a little app you can download called "TegraZone Games" from NVIDIA itself that will lead you to games specifically designed for the Tegra 2. Most of these games are quite expensive, but there are a few free ones. Galaxy on Fire 2 is one of the free games, but it's not so apparent why. Read on to find out if it's worth the 500MB+ download.
One of the game's strong points is the pretty immersive story. I'll admit, it's kind of far out, but it's still well-written in my opinion. Anyway, you play Keith T. Maxwell, a pilot/soldier who has been transported 35 years into the future due to an engine malfunction following the end of Galaxy on Fire 1. (I told you this was pretty far out.)
Anyway, after you are forwarded, you are found by an ore trader named Gunant Breh, and he takes you into his space station and helps you out. You explain your situation and Gunant then wants you to take out some space pirates who have been bothering him and his crew. You agree, and the game goes on from there.
When you're not killing baddies or flying from planet to planet, you'll be inside a space station. You can upgrade your ship's components and view your other missions here. Obviously, you can also go on those missions from this screen, by pressing the green arrow in the bottom righthand corner.
Unfortunately, I can't show you just how fluid and incredible these graphics are, but I can explain to you as best I can. Even with the Streak 7's somewhat lower-res screen, it still looks absolutely gorgeous and smooth. There is no pixelation at all. And on top of that, the graphics are so smooth. Stuttering is nonexistant, and the game is very responsive.
Because of the Streak 7's large, 7-inch panel, there is plenty of room on-screen for the virtual joystick and other various buttons to reside, while still providing space for you to enjoy the spectacular visuals.
I have a serious addiction to games on this Streak, and it's one I don't want to get rid of it any time soon. I really hope to see some more games like Galaxy on Fire 2, which takes full advantage of the Streak 7, on the TegraZone app or even the good old Android Market. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying this game, and I hope you guys will be, too.