Author Topic: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius  (Read 267809 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Jeff Vader

  • The Back of the Hero!
  • 212
  • Bwahaha
    • Twitter
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Well then. It is time you learned one of the most important rules of FreeSpace. If it's in a vp, it goes directly to a mod folder. If it's something else, it goes somewhere in the \modname\data\ folder.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline blowfish

  • 211
  • Join the cult of KILL MY ROUTER!!!!!!!!!!1
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
GAAHHH! PUT THEM IN THE MEDIAVPS FOLDER OR I KILLZ U!!! :beamz:

Sorry about that, but they really do go in the mediavps folder.

 
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
GAAHHH! PUT THEM IN THE MEDIAVPS FOLDER OR I KILLZ U!!! :beamz:
You call that a weapon? 



 :P
"Courage is the complement of fear.  A fearless man cannot be courageous.  He is also a fool." -- Robert Heinlein

 

Offline blowfish

  • 211
  • Join the cult of KILL MY ROUTER!!!!!!!!!!1
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Wow ... that's quite a beam ...

 

Offline Mad Bomber

  • Booooom
  • 210
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Is that Cyclops' super move from MVC2, recolored green?
"What the hell!? I've got a Snuffleupagus on my scanners! The Snuffleupagus is active!"

 

Offline Commander Zane

  • 212
  • Spoot Knight of Anvils
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
That is totally going on my smilies list.

 
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
I know I'm late, but I just finished it.

Spoiler:
Well, I'm very impressed. Overall, I enjoyed the campaign and it definitely ranks up there with many others I've played.

But, well, there's some things that just did not work, in my opinion.

Bei's visions. I loved the part in the nebula with the two ships he sees, I would have had more (probably in another mission). It just felt really small and insignificant.

At first I thought you were going for Transcend or Sync sorta vibe, but then about halfway through it seemingly just turned on itself to become a more normal FS2 campaign. Not that I'm faulting it, but it just makes the first half with the Duke and co. seem really strange. I know it's supposed to be the Vishnan or something, but it didn't seem to go anywhere.

The philosophy and etc. felt fine and not preachy or tacked on. The idea of their being Vishnan, Shivan and Brahman made me groan a little. I'm not FS expert, but wasn't Shivan essentially a codename given to the Shivans?

As for the Vishnan. I liked them. I liked their ships and etc. But they seemed to get introduced way to fast. It seems like we meet them, Bei has an encounter, and then in the next mission he knows all about them and goes off to 'merge' with them. I know he was getting it all through telepathy or something, but it just felt as if there were a few missions or something skipped.

I would have scrapped all the dialog between them and the Shivans in the second last mission though.

Corey and Taylor were similar in a way. I liked them as wingmen and at the start I thought it would be similar to Homesick with them being always there. But I kind of forgot about them until they showed up when I was 'defecting' to the Vishnan.

The cutscenes were very well done.

The new GTVA capital ships were amazing. Some of them made me think of the Hyperion cruiser from Babylon 5 though, like if the Earth Alliance made some new high tech ships.

I loved the ending though. IMO, it makes some sort of sense for the GTVA to think that.

I'd give it a 7.5 (leaning towards 8) out of 10. It was very good and I enjoyed it, but it just felt as if you wanted to tell the story really quickly. I know that's what happens to me when I write things, get the exciting good bits done and then kind of slog through the rest. It has a nice feel between Derelict and Transcend overall though.

Don't take it badly, I'd give Transcend an 8 (I loved the creepy as hell command briefings.) and Derelict a similar score. There were just some flaws that I felt really hindered it, but not to the extent that made it a bad campaign. Just not an excellent one.

I cannot believe this is your first campaign. Definitely continue it, I can't await more of it.

But, please, use the starfield.pof skybox I think it's called. It makes everything seem so much better and more space like.

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

  • Not funny or clever
  • 211
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
The skybox IS used. The 3.6.10 one is awesome.

 

Offline colecampbell666

  • I See Dead Pictures
  • 212
  • Evolution and ascension.
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
In the mission where you first get attacked by two Vishy fighters, the edge of the skybox is wonky.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
When you try to look behind or to the side in the Vishnan fighters, you don't.  It just keeps the forward view while taking away the HUD.  This irritates me, because I like being able to check my six without having to turn the whole damned fighter around. 

Edit: 
Spoiler:
There are too many damn Shivan fighters in the mission where you're trying to force your way through to Delta Serpentis.  I can get over to the Ravanas and take out their beam turrets, but I have to fight my way through about thirty fighters to do it, and by the time I need to turn around and do a full burn back for the Keeper so I can defend it from the corvette and cruiser, all my wingmen are dead, and I have every single fighter in the system right on my tail all the way back.  I can either stop to fight them, and the Keeper dies, or I can do a full burn back to the Keeper while trying to dodge them, and I either die or spend so much time juking around that I arrive too late.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2008, 05:41:24 pm by Renegade Paladin »
"Courage is the complement of fear.  A fearless man cannot be courageous.  He is also a fool." -- Robert Heinlein

 

Offline Mawhrin

  • 26
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Something I remembered from my first play through:

Spoiler:
Bei's visions of Vishnans in the nebula? I flew into them. How can they not believe me, I've got a dent in my fighter!

Renegade Paladin:
Spoiler:
What I did is, at the start of the mission, tell all fighters to Engage, and then Ignore each Ravana. Then order them to Protect the Keeper when it arrives. That way they will stay in range of friendly anti fighter weapons. Attacking the left Ravana first seemed to make most of the enemy fighters ignore me, and go for my wingmen instead. They would then die.

 

Offline blowfish

  • 211
  • Join the cult of KILL MY ROUTER!!!!!!!!!!1
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Edit: 
Spoiler:
There are too many damn Shivan fighters in the mission where you're trying to force your way through to Delta Serpentis.  I can get over to the Ravanas and take out their beam turrets, but I have to fight my way through about thirty fighters to do it, and by the time I need to turn around and do a full burn back for the Keeper so I can defend it from the corvette and cruiser, all my wingmen are dead, and I have every single fighter in the system right on my tail all the way back.  I can either stop to fight them, and the Keeper dies, or I can do a full burn back to the Keeper while trying to dodge them, and I either die or spend so much time juking around that I arrive too late.

Spoiler:
What I do is order all of my wingmen to defend the Keeper, they seem to die less this way ... then I go for the Ravana's beams.  Most of the fighters will ignore you, but you may need to shake off a couple.  Then go for the 2 Lilith's main beams.  The corvette is really not a threat.  After the Liliths are neutered, protect the Keeper from bombers until it jumps out.  Its hull will be severely damaged, but it will still be alive.

 

Offline Droid803

  • Trusted poster of legit stuff
  • 213
  • /人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\ Do you want to be a Magical Girl?
    • Skype
    • Steam
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Spoiler:
Not that it matters how much health is left. It'll get slaughtered by a Sath anyway.
Well, at least you can get the Ravana's beams.  :lol:
(´・ω・`)
=============================================================

 
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Spoiler:
If it were really as easy as just getting the front beams, it wouldn't be a problem.  I could do that and zip right back easily.  The trouble comes because Ravanas also have those beams up on spikes at the rear that can also fire into the forward arc; it'll say the blockade's neutralized after killing the front beams, but the Ravanas can keep shooting the Keeper unless you get the rear beams as well.
"Courage is the complement of fear.  A fearless man cannot be courageous.  He is also a fool." -- Robert Heinlein

 

Offline blowfish

  • 211
  • Join the cult of KILL MY ROUTER!!!!!!!!!!1
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
The rear beams don't do enough damage (they're SReds) to be considered a threat.  The Liliths are a much more urgent matter, as they have LReds.

 

Offline colecampbell666

  • I See Dead Pictures
  • 212
  • Evolution and ascension.
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
I go for the right hand Ravana, and the fighters never have bothered me once. After that, burn straight over to the other one, and go back and get the Liliths. Protect the keeper, and you're done.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

  • HLP is my mistress
  • 213
  • Aken Tigh Dekker
    • My old squad sub-domain
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
GAAHHH! PUT THEM IN THE MEDIAVPS FOLDER OR I KILLZ U!!! :beamz:
You call that a weapon? 



 :P

Any chance of making that an HLP standard?

 
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Okay, I've got a question.  What's the music in the briefing for A Universal Truth?  Because the last time I heard it, it was as the main theme of The Movie Spoof: The Movie and it's sequels.   :drevil:

Edit:  And I just finished the campaign.  I have to say, what the hell was that?  I mean, seriously, why?  I can't see any reason for Command to have immediately taken that route. 
« Last Edit: April 25, 2008, 05:46:12 pm by Renegade Paladin »
"Courage is the complement of fear.  A fearless man cannot be courageous.  He is also a fool." -- Robert Heinlein

 

Offline Droid803

  • Trusted poster of legit stuff
  • 213
  • /人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\ Do you want to be a Magical Girl?
    • Skype
    • Steam
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Spoiler:
BETAC. It dictates the GTVA is the only Terran government...which means, they don't recognize the government of Sol...etc etc. Which is why they're going to invade and basically forcefully gain control. The easiest way to do it.
(´・ω・`)
=============================================================

 

Offline blowfish

  • 211
  • Join the cult of KILL MY ROUTER!!!!!!!!!!1
Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius
Basically

Spoiler:
Command is a selfish b*tch