This was indeed one of the strangest FreeSpace experiences i ever had.
Because this whole campaign is a single mystery. What is going on, what i have to do and what i have for weapons?
This is a campaign where you have to find out everything by yourself.
And the biggest mystery is... why is the god damn Scorpion by far the best fighter i can play as a Shivan?
Its gunpoints were simply the best. And also it is fast and quite maneuverable. It is even better fighter than the Dragon.
But well, fair enough, i never had so much problems with PVF Anubis than in this campaign... that is a enemy ship and not a flying tomb after all
I did not understand what really happened here and i have to buy a Shivan translator software next time, but yes, it was an unique experience i wait for since the demo of Hidden Terror over nearly one and a half decade ago.
Small bugs nevertheless:
I actually would like to see Nameplates for the terran ships
There is no shivan speaking tech database
Eschaton: Actually i was not sure, if i had to press ALT+J or to fly back to the Hangar of the Lucy to end this mission... i tried to land and it did not work.
False Hope: The Aten has a visible name.
False Hope: It is intended, that i am able to destroy the Karnak Core from the outside? Or is this one of the mentioned bugs for Nightlies? I have to repeat this mission a couple of times, because my AI shivans had the same idea.
The End: I can see and target the ROFL and LOL wings... even i do not understand their purpose in general (or are they a trigger for something?)
And it is nice, that you are able to change the history for the Shivans. Even the last mission was a little strange in my opinion, because it miss sound effects and have a very long fade out, where i have to fight blind for nearly half a minute, before the mission ends in a cutscene that also seem to imply some sort of sequel...
Or is this a different ending, because i was able to find all Spoons? Even i miss a hint even in this thread, that there is this archivement system and i miss some hints in-game, too.