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How was Freelancer

Great
12 (26.1%)
Good
12 (26.1%)
OK
13 (28.3%)
Sucked
2 (4.3%)
.....Why did Spartan even create this thread?
7 (15.2%)

Total Members Voted: 40

Voting closed: September 07, 2006, 06:15:03 pm

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Offline Ransom

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I don't especially like Freelancer (though it was a nice distraction for a while), but I certainly like it far more than the X series and Darkstar One. Their stories make Freelancer's look good.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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DArkstar plot == X3

 

Offline Turnsky

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i personally want to see a new space sim game along the lines of Xwing alliance, and the like, something a little freeform, but with plenty of options on what you can do, i mean, the Star Wars universe is rich and diverse, and you can definitely get away from the whole "jedi" angle with it.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Wing commander crossed with a Fleet command game (Maybe an Armada remake) would be my #1 purchase of alltime/......

 

Offline Wobble73

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i personally want to see a new space sim game along the lines of Xwing alliance, and the like, something a little freeform, but with plenty of options on what you can do, i mean, the Star Wars universe is rich and diverse, and you can definitely get away from the whole "jedi" angle with it.

Yeah, like bounty hunting or piracy/smuggling as in Hans Solo and the Hutts etc.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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If i could control an SSD on my own i would love that............

Uggnnnm no way i gotta sstay true to the 2400, Outrider FTW !

 

Offline brozozo

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Wing commander crossed with a Fleet command game (Maybe an Armada remake) would be my #1 purchase of alltime/......

I highly recommend Nexus: The Jupiter Incident.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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I love that game already, But i cant elp wondering why noones made the Tigers claw etc for it............
(Tolwyn please dont hit me again) :nervous:

 

Offline Turnsky

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i personally want to see a new space sim game along the lines of Xwing alliance, and the like, something a little freeform, but with plenty of options on what you can do, i mean, the Star Wars universe is rich and diverse, and you can definitely get away from the whole "jedi" angle with it.

Yeah, like bounty hunting or piracy/smuggling as in Hans Solo and the Hutts etc.

anything you so wish.
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Offline Speeder

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I really liked FreeLancer in fact. I've found the story okay, and its graphics are better than the basic FreeSpace2's imo (But it didn't have huge beems go wwwhhhooOoOOOOOOBAAAAANG :D) I mostly liked when I got the Eagle (3rd best fighter in armour, but I think its shape and weapon slot positions made it the best :P) fully armed with alien lasers... That was a feeling ^^ And the easter egg planets where you could get it too! However it was done then, nothing else to do at all... And no wanting to replay it eighter. FreeSpace1-2 on the other hand made me replay them like 10 times each or so :D

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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I almost forgot the most important thing for me, The intro CGI is absolutley amazing..........Its not quite seamless in places, but the references to the Alliance and Coalition, impact effects and the whole Ark concept make me feel a hint of pride when the Bretonia flies past.

 

Offline CP5670

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Freelancer was okay. I thought that roughly the first 2/3 of the story were very good (up to the point where you go into Rheinland for the first time), the rest of it wasn't that great, and the ending completely sucked. It definitely looked like they cobbled the ending together to meet deadlines, and there wasn't much to do after that, just the randomly generated missions that were extremely boring and repetitive. The game also seemed too easy in general, and you can't forget the inane voice overs. :p I did like the huge universe though. A better mission generator would have made the game a lot more fun.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Flying one of the Patrol boats/gunships (Bretonian especially) would have made my day.......

 

Offline Starman01

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I voted "OK". It was fun playing and very stable. Had nice backgrounds, and the feeling of travelling was well simulated, especially the localized nebulae and asteriod fields  @SCP hint,hint :D While I normally prefer joysticks, the mouse-control was kinda intuitive. If the graphics and the shipsdesign wouldn't have been already so much outdated when it was released, I would have even voted "good".
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Offline Flipside

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I almost forgot the most important thing for me, The intro CGI is absolutley amazing..........Its not quite seamless in places, but the references to the Alliance and Coalition, impact effects and the whole Ark concept make me feel a hint of pride when the Bretonia flies past.

Heh, oddly enough, that was one thing I enjoyed about Starlancer, the Elite squadron you work with at the end of the campaign were British. I think that's more to do with the fact I worked for the RAF than any inate patriotism as such, but still, it was nice to see :D

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Freelancer's problems stemmed from it's lack of proper scale, and its rather simplistic plot.
i'm looking forward to see a nice balance where you can be who you want, and trade, fight, bounty hunt, piracy, all you want to, really.

EV: Nova.

Too bad about the sidescroller bit though. :p
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Offline phreak

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Freelancer was a good game.  There were some faults with the repetitive dialog, but that really didn't bother me as much as the misproportion of scale ("Damn that fighter is huge or the planet is small").  Moddability wise, it was easy to create new static content like ships, weapons, and stations, but i don't think there was a way to script stuff like missions (either BB or Storyline), which you could do in FS2 via FRED or IW2 via the POG Scripting Language (which was a PITA).  Multiplayer was fun, as the universe was large enough to make hunting people a challenge, but small enough so you can get to any point in the universe within about 20 minutes.

I actually managed to find a picture of a station I built back in 2003, complete with some traffic floating outside.  I think i still have the ini file for it too.

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Offline brozozo

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I love that game already, But i cant elp wondering why noones made the Tigers claw etc for it............
(Tolwyn please dont hit me again) :nervous:

A few Wing Commander mods for Nexus have surfaced at the CIC, but they don't amount to anything. They make a lot of pretty models, and that's it.

 

Offline Freespace Freak

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Freelancer was ok.  Starlancer was much better, IMO. 

 

Offline Starman01

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I love that game already, But i cant elp wondering why noones made the Tigers claw etc for it............
(Tolwyn please dont hit me again) :nervous:

There is WC mod for Freelancer. It's called "Reckoning", you can find it at CIC
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