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Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
Well, PC Gamer has mentioned Freespace 2 in their magazine again. Only this time, they apparently haven't remembered us here at Hard-Light Productions. The Tarr Chronicles was given a 50% (Merely Okay) by PC Gamer, but Freespace was given a sort-of honorable mention deal. I quote : "After all, you can only replay Freespace 2 and Freelancer so many times before your inner Han Solo demands something new..." What about us here at the Hard-Light Productions?

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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
They usually pay little attention to fan communities and old games except to mention the original retail product.
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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
Haven't they been on HLP before?

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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
We should locate their headquarters and send in a shivan or two to teach them some manners.  :hopping:

 

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:lol:  What's their contact info?

 

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www.pcgamer.com/

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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
I'll drop them a line when 3.6.10 comes out.  ;)

 
Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
 :wtf: Officially or unofficially? IIRC, it is out...

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Not in it's final form.  It's in beta.

 

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Probably closer to alpha actually. :) Beta will be when we start doing the release candidates same as we did with 3.6.9
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Speaking of beta testing.... How long until the beta release?  release > one month?

 

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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
Well, PC Gamer has mentioned Freespace 2 in their magazine again. Only this time, they apparently haven't remembered us here at Hard-Light Productions. The Tarr Chronicles was given a 50% (Merely Okay) by PC Gamer, but Freespace was given a sort-of honorable mention deal. I quote : "After all, you can only replay Freespace 2 and Freelancer so many times before your inner Han Solo demands something new..." What about us here at the Hard-Light Productions?

Why only 50%?


(btw, what did they give Crysis?)
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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
50% is not "merely okay" by their current standards. It's basically crap. :p

 

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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
From playing the demo, I didn't get the impression that the game was going to be great. But what could warrant a 50?  :confused:

I mean, the game had a [expletive deleted]ing storyline! That's more than I can say for a lot of the generic [expletive deleted]ing [expletive deleted] that they're giving 100s.  :mad:

 

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Yes, but you see they had good graphics. And of course, good graphics obviates the need for story.





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Tarr actually has a pretty decent idea for a setting. I haven't had much time to try out the gameplay but it didn't seem that bad to me. Not a 90% game but not a 50% one either.
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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
FS2 has another mention in the January 08 issue.

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Re: Freespace 2 in PC Gamer...again
Yeah, this one lives in America where we don't get the UK PCG.

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"Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be since I've found Serenity. But you can't take the sky from me." - Ballad of Serenity