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Advent 115
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I just finished this game and in my opinion it was awsome. A vast economy streaching a huge number of systems and a vast number fully customizable ships.

I recomend this game to anyone who loves vast gameplay. [Big Grin]

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How you feeling, Advent?
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No, no, no, no, ni, ni, ni, nah, nah, nah.

To summarize, no.

Homeworld alone was better than freelancer. But, the greatest ever game would have to be Pong.

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I enjoyed Freelancer immensely. It is one of a very small number of plotted games I have ever played through to its conclusion. I loved the story arc--really well-crafted--and the sci-fi setting.

I could not get into Homeworld at all.

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I enjoyed Freelancer when stuff exploded, but I hated the horrible and repetitive voice acting.

"Well, I don't know about you, but here's what I've heard...TEXT BUBBLE"

The based space game off all time imo, is the Descent: Freespace series, particularly number 2.

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I remember coveting Freelancer, but I think that I still had an Amiga at that point, and that I waited in vain for them to port it over to that platform. I could be thinking of a slightly earlier game though.

I thoroughly enjoyed both Descent and Homeworld, by the way, although I don't think I finished either of them.

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Homeworld = cool. HW2 = VERY cool graphics, not so cool gameplay.

The biggest thing that attracted me to Homeworld, though, was its plot. What's happened to all the plotted space shooters? FPS like Halo and Half Life are all over the place now, but you never see games like Tachyon the Fringe anymore... as I understand it, the X series has no online play.

I really need to find a copy of FS2. There's a multiplayer BSG mod coming out for it-- "Beyond the Red Line"-- that has some beautiful graphics.

--j_k, pondering

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Freespace was a great game, and the BSG mod looks increadible. Didn't they make FS2 open source or something? I remember seeing a site that claimed that it could not be distributed for free, but I'm not sure what the details were.

I was thinking about trying X-2, does anyone here have any recomendations for or against gettin it?

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Eh, it's OK, but it's no Starflight. The souped-up version of Starflight with EGA graphics is still a game that tugs at my heartstrings.

What I particularly loved about it was the way the plot snuck up on you.

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No. I'd have to say my PASCAL Tic-tac-toe game was the best ever.
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I loved the storyline in Freelancer. In fact, it was one of the few (if not the only) PC game to actually hold my attention and get me to play the game to the end just to see how it would all turn out [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Earendil18:
I enjoyed Freelancer when stuff exploded, but I hated the horrible and repetitive voice acting.

"Well, I don't know about you, but here's what I've heard...TEXT BUBBLE"

The based space game off all time imo, is the Descent: Freespace series, particularly number 2.

I noticed that to, but I felt it was a small price to pay for such a vast areas to discover.
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Freelancer is only so-so. Yeah, it's pretty but the actual gameplay hasn't improved since the DOS days with Wing Commander: Privateer.
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Privateer! That was the game I was thinking about. Man I wanted them to create an Amiga version of that game.
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I still bust it out and play it every so often. Great, great game.
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PONG!
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quote:
Originally posted by Advent 115:
quote:
Originally posted by Earendil18:
I enjoyed Freelancer when stuff exploded, but I hated the horrible and repetitive voice acting.

"Well, I don't know about you, but here's what I've heard...TEXT BUBBLE"

The based space game off all time imo, is the Descent: Freespace series, particularly number 2.

I noticed that to, but I felt it was a small price to pay for such a vast areas to discover.
EVE Online == vast areas.

I'm not bashing Freelancer it was entertaining! Just not my best game of all time is all.

That FS2 mod looks sweet. Are those actual in game renders? Did they totally update that engine to DX9?

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Grim Fandango was the best plotted game (it was a straight-up adventure game though, not sci-fi action) I've ever played (and completed!).

-Bok

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Bokonon: If you're gonna pick nits, LucasArts' ventures into the realm of adventure games were the peak of the genre. From olden gems like Loom, to '90s faves like Sam&Max and FullThrottle, and up to GrimFandango.

And even as Sam&Max2 and FullThrottle2 were in the works, they got nixed. I blame George Lucas's ego, which undoubtedly rose up out of his body and flew around the boardroom setting many toupees on fire, "convincing" LucasArts to drop its adventure games in favor of crappy StarWars Tactical games.

With any luck, some day someone will kick George Lucas in the balls and tell him "That was from Ben".

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Actually, I think Sam&Max2 might still be in the works; the original creators bought the rights back from LucasArts, I believe.

-Bok

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I liked Homeworld 1 & 2 guys, it just didn't let me do the same things that Freelance did.

And EVE online? Never heard of that one, whats it like?

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EVE Online is an massively multiplayer merge of Homeworld-lite, plus Elite, plus Trade Wars 2002.

It's a subscription-based game.

-Bok

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[Frown] You mean I have to continusly pay money to play it....

Crap. I barely had the money to buy Freelancer, let alone buy a subscription game.... [Grumble]

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The entire Civ series, the original EQ, Homeworld, WoW, MOO2...

These are a few of my favorite things.

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It's only 15 bucks a month, unlimited play... And if you get hooked to any of these sorts of games, you usually save money, because you aren't buying new games at 50 bucks a pop every month [Smile]

-Bok

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AND you're not going out to eat, to the movies, leaving your room, interacting with anyone...
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I quit EVE-Online when I realized I was hanging out with married guys in their 40's whose wives hated them for their computer habits.

But for another plug
Advent, if you want a really good space game, I'd highly recommend both of the Descent: Freespace games.

They're showing their age graphically, but they were top notch back in the day. I still remember firing my lasers into a crate and being floored when STUFF ACTUALLY STARTED LEAKING OUT. Whoaaaaa [Wink]

Good times.

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Best PC game ever is Warcraft 3:Frozen Throne. Don't even try to contridict this.
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quote:
Originally posted by SoaPiNuReYe:
Best PC game ever is Warcraft 3:Frozen Throne. Don't even try to contridict this.

I will.

With Starcraft.

But for those of us who are RTS-challenged, games like those aren't the best games ever are they? hmmm

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quote:
Originally posted by Earendil18:
quote:
Originally posted by SoaPiNuReYe:
Best PC game ever is Warcraft 3:Frozen Throne. Don't even try to contridict this.

I will.

With Starcraft.

Seconded, although neither is really my favorite at the moment.
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quote:
Originally posted by Bokonon:
EVE Online is an massively multiplayer merge of Homeworld-lite, plus Elite, plus Trade Wars 2002.

Trade Wars? Trade Wars???

Oh, to be 8 again, and kicking tail at Trade Wars 2002.

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Starcraft sux. I beta tested it and when it was finally released to the public, EVERYONE sucked. I stopped playing after I went 100-2 on it. It just was too simple. People see a good strategy on that game and they immediatetly copy it. At least on Warcraft III unit control and techniques such as flanking and pincering are more commonly used. Starcraft was good for a few months but if you ask most of the beta testers, they will tell you that the people playing it now are playing it all wrong.
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quote:
Originally posted by SoaPiNuReYe:
I beta tested it and when it was finally released to the public, EVERYONE sucked. I stopped playing after I went 100-2 on it. It just was too simple.

Ha. That's like saying because you beat everyone in fourth grade at basketball when you were a fifth grader, that theres no point in playing basketball anymore.

My favorite series are Descent and the Fallout [Frown] both mostly defunct atm.

Edit for clarity (I hope)

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