When the Xenoid threat was discovered, human society was thrust into an era of martial law. Security became top priority, at the cost of individual liberty.
In the face of this growing oppression, many left their homeworlds in search of freedom. The Freerunners fled, to explore and settle the new frontier planets.
When Enforcers from the homeworld pursued them in a military effort, the Freerunners were forced to defend themselves. This was the beginning of the great human civil war which continues to this day.
In hope of defending your settlements against threats, both human and alien, you have enlisted as a pilot with the Freerunners.
As a huge fan of RPG games like KOTOR and WoW, while also a huge fan of free-form space games like EVE, X3, and Evochron Mercenary, this game was made for me.
The combat is surprisingly exciting, with a soundtrack that fits the bill and even responds to things in the game. (Take a big hit, and the music filters to a lower volume for a second as if you went deaf from an explosion).
The RPG elements are wonderfully integrated and anyone experienced with loot based RPG's will be comfortable, after a few adjustments. You can loot dead enemies and there's also random materials to be found in space a la mining and herbalism from WoW. Enemies can have booby trapped loot, which you must disarm (Not sure what happens when you don't).
There is a main storyline as well as side quests you can partake in. These missions have astounding variety and all are quite entertaining. The developer even put in small details like making your screen go static when you activate a jamming beacon. Quests reward you with credits, items and gear, sometimes even allowing you to hop into a totally new ship.
The game also has quite a sense of humor, as you'll find when you read some of the item descriptions and even observing the various "trash" loots in space. I've come across animal crackers and silly hats, and there's some funny stuff in the item descriptions that I don't want to give away :P
All in all I give it a 9/10, and any fans of either space games or RPG's will find something to enjoy and its worth the 5 minute download to check out.
Why are you reading this and not playing this?
This is an awesome game from a snuggly dev (no
hands-on experience with Ms. Snuggly Dev but
not worried a bit there).
The controls are easy-as-pie; so easy you wonder
how similar games did it before.
Looking forward to things to come!
Also, if you're not playing it yet, go upvote on
Steam Greenlight so this game gets even a tiny bit
of the exposure it deserves.
Some good ideas and nice graphics, but the gameplay is quite strange, specially for combats... Also, sound is too minimalist for me, I can t heard the lasers, the cockpit beeing damaged, missile alert... I ve the felling that something is missing... Even tough, it has potential!
So much potential with this title. If you liked Freelancer, like I did/do, then this is right up your alley. Of course attention should be paid to the mechanics, they are looking/feeling good so far and i am looking forward to updates. But the thing that stuck out in my mind was the overall blandness of the UI. I would love to see some more time spent on overhauling how information is conveyed to the player. Sound effects for confirm clicks, banners/effects for special info like quest complete (etc.), and a nicer more user friendly way to show what loot is near and what loot was just picked up. Would love to see a full custom UI (somewhat like 'The Old Republic') if that is in the realm of possibility. Also the ship does not have the right feel when it is moving forward. Not sure what is missing. Bigger flares, oomphier sound effects, or a nice rumble sound. Just offering criticism because I want to see this title do well. I was a huge fan of Freelancer and have been looking for a game that captures that feel. I think this could be it. For just a one man dev team, this game is looking very kick *** and I will be telling everyone in my little corner of the world about it.