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Freespace 2: First Person Shooter
Yes that's right people! Freepsace 2 as a first person shooter. What do you think would come from this awesome idea? I mean, really! It would be awesome! And if I wanted, I might even be able to make it happen for all you folks who own a copy of Aliens vs Predator. But anyway, what would your ideas for a FPS or a TPS be for a Freespace game?

 

Offline aldo_14

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Well, a Red Faction mod was started - then aborted.  The role of FS ground troops is never really elaborated, though.  Could set it in the T-V war (fighting Vasudans), or the NTF rebellion (fighting the NTf in burned out cities).  Any missions with shivans would need to be set on ships, natch.

 
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Unless Shivan's were boss's, OR you had some high explosives with you. I think THAT would rule. But I would more or less like there to be a time period deal, where you start off fighting vasudans in the T-V War, and then it jumps ahead to the NTF Rebellion. After wards, you get to battle more NTF and Shivans... Oh yeah...

 

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Where would you fight shivans exactly and how did you go to that particular place? Who could possibly be THAT stupid to challenge a shivan?!?!? :D And why?

T-V war would be better... although... what kind of weapons do they use?
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#1) You would find Shivans on a ship... duh...
#2) The difficulty for battling Shivan's would have to be dumed down for the sake of playing the game. Just like Aliens vs Predator 2, the Preds and Aliens were dumed down from the movie.
#3) Battle them because they are there...

 

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Flamethrowers and elephant guns. You'd need something that powerful to pop a Shivan. Or armour-piercing shotguns. Or plasma guns. That'd be cool... ;7 (Ooh, and Starship Troopers-style micro-nukes! Yeah! :D)


Against NTF you'd have the usual assault weapons, and something similar against Vasudans as well, I'd imagine. Oh, and an Unreal 2-style shotgun. :nod:

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I think it would be best to start something from scratch for a FPS. Use an existing engine, like Unreal 2003, and then just build levels for it and character models. I cant do anything cept' level design.

 

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You'd need something that powerful to pop a Shivan


Or a mini-gun from AvP 2 since it throws out lots of armor piercing bullets.
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*cough rocket launchers cough*

Marine 1:OMFG a shivan! Open fire!
Marine 2:OMFG its not working!
Marine 3:OMFG get the spunker!
Marine 4: Im comming dammit! *takes aim* *foom* *plooie*

Marine 1: OMFG
Marine 2: ewww....

well, that, or hit weak spots on the shivan exoskeleton. Joints, eyes etc.
imagin, when the shivan charges its beam, put a cap in his face....

ouch...

even though the troops role was never really spelled out...i think  the community has enough creative ability to make somthing cool out of them...
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Well, in Hallfight it took several minutes of concentrated fire from 5(?) troops to bring one Shivan down.......

 

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The machine guns didn't do anything. It was the one marine chick that either self-destructed her gun or shot a grenade at one (hard to tell, either way, her gun blew up) that killed it.
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She shot a grenade at it with her high-powered rifle, and then the Shivan's slaughtered everyone else with their little white blade thingies. But yeah, Shivan's would be an AWESOME foe to fight. But those weapons were ONLY 32 years old then the ones they have now. The same marine design would be neat, but you have to have more high-powered rifles in order to kick more ass. Something like a mass driver would just KICK ASS. Like a mounted rifle which fired a high-velocity slug at a target. BIG damage to a Shivan in that instance. OR, it would be something like a rifle that took 1.5 seconds to refire, but it was powerful enough to kick ass, like impale humans against the wall. We can build off this, however...

 

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hit weak points dammit! amagin blowing off a shivans leg, and watch it crawl tward you
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.::Tin Can::. When I asked where someone would fight a shivan... you didn't exactly tell me what on earth would someone be doing in a shivan ship... (especially after seing hallfight) and how did they (terran) get there.
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The miniguns did jack against the Shivan thingy.  Too bad the other marines weren't smart enough to use an explosive to =/

 

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Originally posted by Ghostavo
.::Tin Can::. When I asked where someone would fight a shivan... you didn't exactly tell me what on earth would someone be doing in a shivan ship... (especially after seing hallfight) and how did they (terran) get there.


Why a Shican ship?  They did make it aboard the Iceni, after all..........

 

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u shouold learn more about FS lore, when the shivans attack a ship, they usually board it.
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u shouold learn more about FS lore, when the shivans attack a ship, they usually board it.


Actually, they normally blow it up. :p

 

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The Galatea was "boarded" by a couple of "beams/missiles"!! :shaking:
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Armored Exoskeleton with a kick-ass multidirectional jetpack for use in zero-G.

Without any of the two don't even dream of battling them...just bring along a tank and hope they don't carve you out of it.
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