Jump to content
3000AD Forums
Sign in to follow this  
ddrakath

A few questions about this game.

Recommended Posts

I noticed this game sitting on the shelf at Best Buy, and thought it looked pretty ambitous and interesting, but passed it over for Unreal 2 (same price) because I hadn't heard of it.

Now I've been reading reviews (negative but It sounds like the patches are comming regularly)

This game sounds really interesting, but I can't quite get a handle on really what the point is.

1 What is the end goal of this game? I'm particularly intersted in the open-ended roaming mode... are you trying to get the best ship with the most upgrades?

2 I've read there are hundreds of worlds in the UC universe. Why go out there? Are they primarily inhabited by random groups of AI enemy ships and pirats?

3 I've read stories about people capturing stations... Is it possible to capture bases for your own use, or drive enemies out of previously hostile locations? If so, is this a primary game goal?

4 The game says it requires a 1Ghz processor.. I have a 1.1 athlon Tbird, 256 mb pc133 RAM, and a 64 MB Geforce 4 TI4200... Think that'll play the game at 1024x768? Game sounds a lot more processor intensive than Graphics card.

Feel free to answer just one, or any of these questions, thanks for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:

This game sounds really interesting, but I can't quite get a handle on really what the point is.

From MY perspective, "This game is "EVERYTHING" except "ARCADE"(i.e. sim, strategy, role play, adventure, Action, with MP BONUS). It is UP TO YOU, how you want it to be played. that's what I fell in love with.

I say, down load the DEMO and check it out. :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, that's sortof the idea I was getting...

But while you are doing that are you picking up upgrades and whatnot for your ship?

It sounds like you start with a large ship and a compliment of soldiers/support ships...

How long does it take to get the highest level of upgrades?

I loved freelancer, but the game felt a little empty once I finished getting all the upgrades for the best ship, and that game even had a complex faction system to help keep things interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:

I loved freelancer, but the game felt a little empty once I finished getting all the upgrades for the best ship, and that game even had a complex faction system to help keep things interesting.

Well, I am pretty much a newb at the BC games, but, from what I have seen so far, they are pretty much the same sort of general idea as Freelancer (Freelancer's multiplayer bit, anyway) but with one HELL of a lot more depth to them, a far bigger universe, and a far bigger ship.

Oh, and far, far better.

As to the questions which are basically 'What is the point of the Roam mode?', it seems to me the whole point is to answer that question yourself by playing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:


Originally posted by White Wolf:

As to the questions which are basically 'What is the point of the Roam mode?', it seems to me the whole point is to answer that question yourself by playing it.


LOL!! Best. Answer. Evar!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wondering if it was possible to obtain artifacts in ROAM. Any help would be appreciated.

[ 04-22-2004, 09:28 PM: Message edited by: Hidius ]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Shingen

I think you have to wait 72 game hours before they become available at the Tradcom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:


Originally posted by Shingen:

I think you have to wait 72 game hours before they become available at the Tradcom


Yep. Just like it says in the artifacts section of the appendix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Page 83 of the manual

quote:

11.0 Trading

Artifacts are available every 3 days.

Get the hint. Spend some time with your manual.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Shingen

It wouldn't be very much fun if you could find a R.A.N.D.O.M and decoder around every corner, now would it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×