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Freelancer Demo

There's a new Freelancer Demo on FilePlanet (subscription required), offering a sample of Digital Anvil's upcoming space game exclusively for their paid subscribers. The 154 MB demo "contains the entire first system of the game: The Liberty System of Manhattan. It includes more than a dozen bases, five ships, and great taste of the open-ended nature of Freelancer." The demo's exclusivity is enforced by way of an activation key provided to FP subscribers during the download.

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167. Earth & Beyond Single Player Feb 27, 2003, 13:56 Magikfingers
 
That's exactly how this feels - like a single player version of Earth and Beyond. I helped beta test E&B, and while I wasn't impressed with it as far as game play goes, the fun part was interacting with the live players. The demo for Freelancer doesn't give this option - so it just sits and stagnates.

I wanted to like it - I really did. But I have to agree with some of the stuff said here - where's the cockpit view? Where's the joystick support? And what happened to being able to "Explore the galaxy" in the demo? I finished the scripted stuff, played a handful of the random missions, and then it just kicked me out of the demo. Yeah - free exploration, eh?

The *only* reason I would even consider buying this is to check out the multiplayer side of things. But - as it stands, I'm not going to. I've got better things to spend my money on.

Like a lobotomy.

 
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