Homeworld 1 has better story and missions, but homeworld 2 has better graphics and ships.
Cataclysm just scares me.......
Cataclysm's price scares me. It's always fricken expensive on eBay.
And what the hell is with amazon.ca? Often times I find books or games that are USED and yet at retail or more. For example, in keeping with this thread I wanted to buy AVP2, the only copy on amazon.ca is like 90 ****ing dollars canadian. What is that? Speaking of which, if anyone knows a good place to BUY older games let me know. Besides ebay that is. I wanted AVP2 Gold so I could get the expansion too but ebay doesn't have any of 'em.
I just bought and played through FarCry, that's an older game by today's standards. It was freaking awesome. I like being a sneaky bastard. Which reminds me, I have to buy the Thief games.
I agree, Homeworld 1 was way better.
And you're never attached to your ships in Homeworld 2. They're just slick, expendable military models that die in a few moments. In HW1, you scrounge and salvage for every single ship in your fleet, and they mean something to you -- especially since your fleet starts out so humble.
Yeah that's the bigger difference I noticed. I mean, I'd keep tabs on my numbers of ships at the end of every mission. Every "Frigate lost" was a big pain for me. It was like NOOOOOOOO not my frigate. But Like I said, HW2 has prettier graphics, but if you can never admire the ships what's the difference? Just have to get into the mindset I guess.
Incidentally I managed to capture 5 multibeam frigates, and 1 fuel pod. The fuel pod wasn't useless, I used it to draw off the alien derelict ships in the next mission for my massed bomber strike. Later, I discovered the retire button, and free RU was had by all. My multi beam frigates held up pretty well, though at the end of the final mission I only had 2 left.