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Spaceships Ahoy - Evochron Mercenary & Demo

StarWraith 3D Games LLC announces the promised release of Evochron Mercenary, saying the newest installment in their space combat and trading simulation rounds out the Evochron trilogy. The game's website has screenshots and details, this teaser trailer, and their downloads page offers a playable demo. Here's a bit on the game:

Evochron Mercenary is a freeform space-sim that focuses on 'lone-wolf' survival gameplay. Players are free to seek their fortune as an independent mercenary in an adventure directed by their choices, abilities, and accomplishments. Each player can bring their unique skills and interests to the game, forming clans for cooperative goals or remaining solo to complete objectives on their own in true freeform space-sim gameplay. They can choose to fight for the military in battle filled war zones or take on objectives as a civilian. A player's decisions and actions define their role in the game and establish their reputations, wealth, progress, and ranking.

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9. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Evochron Mercenary & Demo Sep 17, 2010, 20:52 Rigs
 
I don't really like missiles in space combat games.

Indeed. Torpedoes, yes. Missiles? Not so much. I prefer to compare space and it's trading and fighting to naval combat, not Top Gun-style air combat. Maybe if you go 'atmospheric', then you can play out those Maverick fantasies. Starshatter had a good mix of this, as well as the older Elite/Frontier games. I suppose (at the risk of summoning 'the demon') you could say the Battlecruiser 3000 games were in this genre as well. Probably the one thing in those games that worked like you would think it would...

*Looks around the room for any sign of...Him...*

While I'm extremely biased toward the X series (been following and playing since X was a wee little tech demo...they're so cute at that age, you know... ) I have to say that I've always wanted the option to 'hit the dirt' instead of being confined to the cold and loveless vacuum of space. Curiously, though I love the 'space trading and combat' genre, I don't think I've ever played an Evochron game. I remember Star Wraith 3D back in the day, but I think I just shrugged it off as a cheap imitation of X, more arcade-ish than a free-roaming sim. It looks like I may have to give this one some more time on my schedule. Of course, I have to deal with the guilt of not devoting that time to my true love, X3:TC...then again, it's not like I haven't cheated before...you know, once a cheater, always a cheater...(my ex-wife would probably tend to agree also)...


=-Rigs-=

This comment was edited on Sep 17, 2010, 21:01.
 
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