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UC Review - Gamespot (2)

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I agree with spindoktor as well... only something i would add... what does mean "The music reminded me of something out of an 80ÔÇÖs or early 90ÔÇÖs sci fi flick, complete with a lot of synthesizers and high pitched beeping tones"?

The soundtrack is 90% orchestral... can't understand his statement. Melodies and arrangements also are very modern... can't imagine "old school feelings" in the soundtrack. Boh...

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Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr:

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Originally posted by CedricB:

Sounded like they were talking about the MI ROAM mode... initially I'd have to agree with the reviewer about that one.

No he wasn't

What? You too don't know how to use your squads to hop to a hostile base?


I said initially.... I did figure that one out and had a blast. Except for that mouse drifting discussed in another thread.

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The latest issue of PC Gamer in the UK has a review. Only scores 65% but does have some good things to say, including;

About the roam mode..

'Within it you are unequivocally the master of your own fate, free to go anywhere you want and do anything you please in the perpetually warring dynamic universe, to then earn both cash that buys ship upgrades, and the experience points that yield promotions and fleet responsibilities. It's disorienting but liberating too, and the antithesis of the police states that pass as playgrounds in many peer products'

About the continuity of the BC series he says;

'For a little while longer there's an uncomprimisingly complex combat-oriented space sim on the shelves that doesn't padlock you to the captains chair, pen you into a cramped corner of the galaxy, and pressgang you into a narrative you have no interest in.'

He also mentions strengths, such as;

'fantastically detailed system-modelling of starships, and the scale and unpredictability of the vast dynamic universe in which all the action unfolds. Although vessel interiors aren't represented graphically (wholly understandable considering their variety and size) or schematic (regrettable) they are modelled meaning the movements of individual crewmembers and intruders and the spread of radiation leaks and disease can be tracked and controlled.

You might never get to press up against Ensign H'ltagh's ample triple bosom in a packed virtual turbolift but anytime you want you can check her whereabouts, her assignment and her vital statistics via the perscan computer. All NPCs within the game have a set of evolving RPG-style stats that influence their peformance, and - even with the possibility to clone dead personnel - encourage a culture of care'

and;

'UC's frequent fiery fleet fandangos might not be as spectacular as Homeworld or Haegemania engagements (damage depiction and laser effects are not the best) but they do feature some fine enemy AI and the kind of quasi-naval tactical tension that's been in very short supply in recent sims'

Anyway, the sum up is 'The combat may be universal but the appeal is decidedly on the niche side'

Overall, although I think the score is far too low, and he does moan about issues that aren't entirely fair because of the game's scope, I have to say that if I'd never heard of the game, and read the review, I'd buy it.

[ 02-22-2004, 01:19 PM: Message edited by: Banquet ]

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Another review is up about the game here.. another reviwer who doesn't know how to play through the game for more than 5 minutes that is

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btw, take a look at UC board there if you want a few laughs.. saddly I'm the only one the boards there that has any shread of common sense these idiots have no idea what the hell there talking about, play the game for more than 5 minutes please and then make a topic, also experiment.. wait why am I saying this here?

Please stop linking to user reviews. This forum is for media reviews only

[ 03-03-2004, 05:01 AM: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ]

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Originally posted by Kalshion:

Another review is up about the game here.. another reviwer who doesn't know how to play through the game for more than 5 minutes that is

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I'd hardly even call that review. I doubt he even installed the game with as much information as he provided there.

[ 03-03-2004, 05:02 AM: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ]

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he doesnt have a clue, just look at the spelling, somebody needs to give him a link to the dictionary. He shoots the game down for "various issues" but does not explain.

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Guest Remo Williams

Don't even bother reading it you have better things to do with your time guys. Its pure an simple bias IMO.

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