Harmony is unachievable at all times. Even two thousand years from today in a high-tech future with a tremendous expansion to space, there's still no peace. The upholders of chaos were discovered by a small expedition that stumbled upon the unknown hostile forces in a distant sector of a galaxy. With terrifying speed, a local conflict raged throughout the entire realm leaving our forces completely devastated. Now begins the time of a hero that must explore galaxies to search for the crystals of Altaxia. They are a power source to the humanity's last trump card, the luckily discovered battleship of the Ancients that can turn the tide of the war.
The setting of Crystals of Altaxia 2 follows the traditional storyline for sci-fi space shooters but the gameplay it provides certainly makes the game a real standout. First of all you are invited in a space RPG with places to visit, a spaceship to upgrade and a giant territory to explore. The spaceship is subject to a number of functionality and firepower upgrades that you can purchase in spaceports to have an edge in combat. As for the territory, it's a randomly generated galaxy divided in to 192 sectors each composed of 192 levels - sub sectors . Imagine that you're free to browse space in any direction you like creating your unique way of unfolding the space warrior saga.
However, exploration is a mere part of Crystals of Altaxia 2. Every hostile sector you visit presents a level offering one of three captivating minigames. This is where you will need all your quick-wits along with the ship upgrades. In one minigame, you will participate in an adrenaline race against a speedy spacecraft in an asteroid labyrinth, maneuvering among the piles of broken meteorites. The second one allows you to experience the explosive Arkanoid-type gameplay defusing cosmic minefields standing on your way. Finally, you can enter a Galaga-style struggle against menacing invaders and crush your entities with all your firepower.