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26. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 11:21 ViRGE
qsto wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 09:56:
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 00:03:
The game is a senseless arcade shooter that gets boring quickly. If all you're looking for is mindless arcade action go ahead and pick it up but if you're looking for serious space shooter action that has weight and depth. Sadly the game is way too simplistic. The missions are pretty canned while the production values are alright, the game itself is monotonous and it lacks a geniune feel that you are in space combat.

Freespace 2 SCP is still where it's at, get a copy of FS2 @, hit and get all the updates you can get way more entertainment value then this mindless indie attempt at a space sim.

Freespace open trailer
As aswesome as Freespace 2 is, it still belongs into the same simplistic arcade action category with this game, or X-Wing for that matter. All these games have the same toyish Star Wars flight model. Obviously mission parameters are much more complex in Freespace 2 and the battles far bigger, but it's still "aeroplane in space" nonetheless.

If you want realistic space combat with newtonian flight model, I suggest to check out I-War and IW2: Edge of Chaos. Of course Elite II belongs into this same category as well.
Well yeah, that's kind of the point. It's a dogfighting game, not a true simulator (even if the genre is called space sim). It would be like bitching about the fact that in Quake you can instantly heal yourself with a medkit - it's supposed to be inaccurate for the sake of gameplay.
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