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freespace Anonymous Comrade 11/19/2019 (Tue) 09:19:07 No. 3265
what does bunkerchan think of the Freespace series, meaning descent freespace 1 & 2 plus the expansion silent threat for the original.

Freespace 2, and its open source version remains to this day the crowning achievement of the "Space Sim" genre which it has never really topped, despite having come out over 20 years ago

the storyline is essentially a less personalized version of mass effect, or more accurately mass effect is ripping off descent freespace since it came out like 10 years later. Dead space also has similar lovecraftian themes
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Never played it, but I loved Freelancer when I was a kid, any relation?
Used to have a demo CD with a demo of Freespace 1 when I was 8. Really loved the game, but as an adult I never bothered getting it again. I've only heard good things about Freespace 2, so I might download both games one of these days.
be sure to check out the freespace 2 open source version as well (requires a copy of the original to play though). After FS2 the genre basically died and the studio went backrupt so they released the source code for free.

The fan community ended up updating the game engine with modern graphics and their own custom campaigns.

Both are space games but freespace is much more story/capmaign oriented. It had a very extensive single player campaign as well as multi player (one of the first modern games in that it had voice chat and a map/scenario editor that came with the game).

I never played freelancer but I think its like another 'Elite' clone?, you can wander around the galaxy like han solo?

Freespace OTOH is definitively in the 'military science fiction' genre

the soundtrack is part ambient part electronic in the style of 80s/90s scifi-techno.

The music, the combat system, the storyline all really add to the atmosphere.

You can get the original game and the sequel for $10 on GOG, sometimes they go on sale for $5
While I know this thread is basically dead (despite being way younger than the Joker thread) I just wanted to bring attention to it, because its a frankly interesting space adventure game similar to Orion Star.
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Star Citizen and Wing Commander look awesome and are going to be finished probably when Half-Life 3 does
Oh, so the mods moved it here. Okie dokie.
>>3270 eh, while Wing Commander was nice and paved the way for Freespace, it was solidly beaten at it's own game by XWing and TIE fighter Freespace still holds the crown


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