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Good Space-sims?

Post by Spider » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:35 pm

Since I talked a bit about Freelancer with Majestic over at LT's I figured I'd ask what other Space Sims people like.

And of course why.

I've never been into that type of game myself very much, but Freelancer changed it for my. Totally. The world was awesome, the controls (mouse-operated flying) made me really happy.

Of course it had it's downparts. It was a bit too short and the campaign that started out so great with allowing you to do things at your own pace while exploring the galaxy turned very frantic in the end. And messing with codecs is never a good thing. But other than that it ran very smoothly on my system and I never even felt the need for a patch.

Currently I am considering giving X2 a try, but I am still hesitating remembering my old bias...
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Post by majestic » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:53 pm

The ones I like best are Wing Commander 1+2, 4 and Privateer.

Descent Freespace was nice too.

Tie Fighter is worth a try too. Still has the best mission structure of them
all.

As far as Mouse controls go, Privateer 2 is the only one I know of that
can be controlled that way (other than Freelancer).

Hm, time to go playing. *grabs WC2 cd*
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Post by MERLANCE » Mon Dec 22, 2003 5:25 pm

w00t! I second TIE FIghter. There was one mission in the 9th or 10th campaign I couldnt get past, because it would always crash on load. I have a new HD and some stuff now, so Ill try it again sonn.


X-Win Alliance is also worthy of a mention. Just recently I started playing it again. My joystick, which Ive been using since 1996, broke in 1999 or 1998, and Ive done repairs on it periodically (loose and frayed wiring)

Xwing vs. TIE FIghter is okay. With the Balance of Power expansion campaign, you can actually do some neat things, moreso than you could in the regular ame (it adds the B-WIng and a campaign for both the rebs and imps).

X-Wing sucks. interface is bulky, graphics are sub-par, and missions are oft-times lame. It was the first of the Lucasarts Flight SImulators, but that doesnt ecuse some of the lame things about it. It s been so long, Ive forgotten what those lame things are, though.

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Post by choyrt » Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:36 am

Anyone here play X2? I am uber curious about that one.

Was pretty upset with Freelancer, myself. I had been following the development of that since the beginning with huge hopes . . .

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Post by Spider » Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:40 am

So I take it you didn't like Freelancer then?
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Post by majestic » Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:44 pm

Eh, yes. At least I was, but I think I stated that already. Somewhere... or
so.
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Post by choyrt » Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:43 am

Yeah, Freelancer came up short in every but two categories for me.

1.) I thought the graphics and art was slick.

2.) That conrol! I still prefer joystick, but I was impressed!

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Post by majestic » Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:52 am

The graphics were great in that looks-good-but-still-runs-smooth way.
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