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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 2:49:10 AM   
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Question for those who mentioned Space Rangers. This is a game i've actually never heard of before. I did a few google searches and it looks very interesting.

If i was to purchase i'd likely target Space Rangers 2 versus Space Rangers 1.

Question, whats the difference between Space Rangers 2 Rise of the dominators and Space Rangers 2 Reboot.

It almost looks like all i'd need to buy is Space Rangers 2 Reboot and wouldn't need to worry about buying Rise of the Dominators since Reboot is standalone and has all the content of the original Space Rangers 2? Is there any reason I should buy Rise of the Dominators? Is reboot better than the original Rise of the Dominators?

What is everyones recommendation?

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 6:19:51 AM   
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Reboot definitly, it's the expansion to Rise of the Dominators and has a lot of improvments especially to the ingame search system. It indeed includes the Rise of the Dominators as well.

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 6:20:56 AM   
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Level cap is 100. It may sound high, but you still can't max everything in the research and have to make choices in what techs you specialize. Also, the bonuses you get while leveling up techs are randomly chosen at the start of each game (so I have understood). So, you could end up extremely powerful beams (which I luckily got in my current game) in one game and rubbish ones in another.   


WHAT? Really? Are those bonuses the ones viewable in the research screen? So you could start up a game and check the lvl 1-10 beams, start another game and compare? *tries now*

This game is awesome indeed. Though there MUST be more open explanation of game features and mechanics, things like randomized research bonuses should not be something one finds out about on a Distant Worlds forum :D

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 6:29:09 AM   
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Well, the game is pretty new and they also have a small three man team that worked about 50000 scripts for it, you can read about it in lordxorn's review on this. Since they also listen to the fan base I'm sure all these features will come in time.

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 6:50:55 AM   
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Thanks Data for your quick response!

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 7:12:03 AM   
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@Hetulik
Reboot is the way to go. It fixes great many things and adds all kind of neat features and stuff.
Also, be friggin' careful! Space Rangers 2 is one of those games that should have warning stamp "CAUTION! CAUSES SERIOUS ADDICTION! CAUTION!" on it.

@Baleur
Yes, that's how I've understood it what I read from the forums. Unlocking components is always tied to certain levels of research though.

As a side note: The StarFarer sure is fun and challenging to play, even in its alpha state. The combat is fast and furious and needs you to pay attention at all times or you'll get absolutely mauled. Just try to beat the "predator or prey". And that's rated "medium" BTW.
Beat the "sinking the whatwasitsnamebattleship" mission las evening, and that was some crazy strafe bombing on that huge juggernaut right there!
With extensive balancing and full, freeform campaign with factions, characters, crew, salvaging, building, conquering and all that great stuff this game will be winner in my books.


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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 7:58:43 AM   
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@Hetulik
Heres a little bit more expanded info for you on the game.
What you have in this game is a mixture of several genres all compiled into one game.
For land based missions , its pretty much a land based mech game (and can even see through the
eyes of your robots ), but for space you have turn based movements., but... it doesn't end there...
when you enter into wormholes, you have an arcade style shooter where you have to be fast (so
make sure that you save before going in one) There is also the part I dislike the most whitch is
when you get thrown into jail and hope your cockroach wins you some
money but not to fear, if you have the money you can pay them off without spending a day there ;)
(this part of the game is text based)
As far as whitch one to buy , I would go with reboot. There are several places you can purchase the
game online but if you cant find it let me know and I'll post the links.

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 8:54:53 AM   
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Text based quests in SR are the best thing in there, jail is one from hundreds. In some of them you should really THINK A LOT (my favorite is when you should investigate crime), so its a good brain trainer ))

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 9:29:48 AM   
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I also used to enjoy the quests more, the the rts, then the trading system, them missions....but in the end the hole package is designed in such a way that you can't just say no. I'm feeling like Malcolm Reynolds when I play it

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 12:01:22 PM   
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I played this game for hours (and hours and days...) and still didn't want to put it down so ya , as J HG T said its definately addicting and since each game is different (even if you take the same race) its not one your going to get easily bored with.
I am a little curious if any of you guys who own it used any of the cheat codes

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 12:04:34 PM   
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The only bad thing about SR is its translation to english (quite poor). It was made by Russians and contain lot of humor that cannot be really translated, especially in text quests. If you speak russian your enjoyment will double.

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There is no need in cheats, dont ruin a game.

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 12:15:38 PM   
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I used them to make the game harder later when I have the best tech and artefacts. Now I use them even in the begining of the game to make it last longer.
Indeed, the translation is not great but when you enjoy the game even that can become a plus; not that you need to read anything once you've played the crap out of it

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RE: Interesting new game! - 5/31/2011 12:56:39 PM   
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Aww, I only used them after I had successfully taken care of all the evil dominators !


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RE: Interesting new game! - 6/1/2011 3:32:56 AM   
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Aaaarrggghh,

 I am really waiting on the Distant Worlds Expansion and came by to check while checking on patches for WiTE and now suddenly I own copies of SPAZ and Starfarer, curses to the OP! Lol
There is also Starpoint Gemini which is a little different also but good fun. Civ 5 was a massive letdown (Civ 4 w exp is better) wish they would do another improved upon Alpha Centauri.

Worn out on Gal Civ and Sins.  Seems all I am waiting for is an Improved Distant Worlds for current space strategy (I love fuel). I would love another new freelancer type sim also.


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RE: Interesting new game! - 6/1/2011 4:43:53 AM   
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Thanks J HG T and Princej for your responses. I went ahead and bought the game as i too await the expansion of Distant Worlds.

Thanks again.

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RE: Interesting new game! - 6/1/2011 5:52:38 AM   
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quote:

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I'm feeling like Malcolm Reynolds when I play it


Don't you just wish they would rekindle 'Firefly'. A FANTASTIC Space Opera!

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RE: Interesting new game! - 6/1/2011 6:27:31 AM   
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rekindle? that one should have the olympic flame under it, I'll never understand why they cancelled it

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RE: Interesting new game! - 6/1/2011 6:43:17 AM   
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I downloaded the demo of S.P.A.Z

It only works on the VISTA Laptop and not my new Win7 desktop.

Although I have noticed in the forums the game has certain display issues on some rigs. They are aware of the problem.

Now for my question.

Is the game mostly about speeding around and zapping the enemy? I presume it is!

Cos the game makes me feel sea-sick. With the rapid ship speeds involved.

Of course you have to keep your speed up, so you don't get hit, perhaps my control is off as I'm a beginner.

It seems a good game, but I'm not really in the market for an arcady space shoot em up.

Is that what S.P.A.Z is? A shootem'up???

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RE: Interesting new game! - 6/1/2011 7:50:42 AM   
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The space combat is the main point of the S.P.A.Z. No doupt about it, as Star Control 2 is one of the developers all-time favourites.
The combat gets more complex, challenging and interesting later when you (and your enemies) start using different ships and more varied equipment loadouts. Also, later when you get bigger, slower hulls, the nature of the combat changes from zapping around to fine-tuning loadouts and positioning right in combat.
My absolute worst enemy has been StarCruiser with overload beam emitters, gravity missiles and thrust engines. My carrier got absolutely r***d by that beast. *shivers*
Now I'm trying to find couple of Sunspot blackboxes. That thing should teach StarCruiser the meaning of pain with the help of its agility and drone squadrons.

In short: You need to have great interest in pure space combat to really enjoy S.P.A.Z.


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RE: Interesting new game! - 6/1/2011 8:11:29 AM   
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Thanks.

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RE: Interesting new game! - 11/15/2011 7:23:54 PM   
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A bit of thread necromancy here.

Just bought SPAZ for £11.

It's a great game and is good to chill out to for a couple of hours.

It's to me like a FPS but in Space.

I'm Level 41 teching up by blowing up Level 30 Warp Gate Blockades.

I would recommend the game.

Plus you can always download the demo and see if you like it.

Something to keep you busy till DW Legends arrives.

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RE: Interesting new game! - 11/16/2011 6:51:40 AM   
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Master of Orion Series
Space Rangers Series
Sword of the Stars Series
Armada 2526
Sins of a Solar Empire Series
Space Pirates and Zombies (SPAZ)
Galactic Civilizations Series

All of these games are available on IMPULSE and they have sales on games every weekend and on holidays. I have picked up most of these games at around 50% to 75% off. Hopefully we will see Distant Worlds for sale on there some day...




That's pretty much the pantheon. Throw in DW and Star Ruler, and you've pretty much covered every decent 4x(ish) space game out there.

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RE: Interesting new game! - 11/16/2011 7:03:52 AM   
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Starfarer looks interesting, but I will get it once they introduce other features (economy, strategic map, etc).

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RE: Interesting new game! - 11/16/2011 4:59:17 PM   
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This free game is also a good one: Battleship Forever

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