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Oh, that's disappointing. by Mischief Maker 09/14/2018, 6:21am PDT
I hail the original as the best single-capital-ship space combat game ever made. There's a real tactile feel to the controls with the various weapons systems assigned to single button presses, so you can, for example, turn on a flak barrage to shoot down an incoming missile swarm without having to dig through a menu. There are also clearly different "builds" of ship you can put together for close, medium, long range combat, or freighter work. And if you're a weirdo like me who didn't fall in love with the music, the game natively supports alternative music tracks. There's a real Star Trek 2 meets Pirate movie thrill of punching a hole through an enemy's shields with expert turret control, then activating your ramming deflectors and T-boneing them to death.

In comparison, Space Pirates and Zombies 2's complexity is entirely tied up in the ship design while combat is super simple with no shield facing and a single shoot button that covers all weapon systems, and Starpoint Gemini Warlords is an overcomplicated mess with a zillion different camera control buttons to manage (too fast) 3D combat, yet your ships essentially have only two weapon systems.

My only two complaints with Rebel Galaxy 1 is the AI settings for individual turrets would be better as a priority system instead of "capital ships or don't shoot," and the fact that it's incredibly unsuccessful at creating the "feeling" of actually being in space.

So the sequel has abandoned the capital ship combat that made the series unique and they're just doing yet another Privateer clone? Oh well, at least the weapon effects are guaranteed to be bright and colorful.
Rebel Galaxy NT by to own the libs 09/13/2018, 8:27pm PDT NEW
    Impressions? It's on my very short list. NT by Motherhead 09/13/2018, 9:05pm PDT NEW
        Privateer/Freelancer done with capital ships. by to own the libs 09/13/2018, 9:22pm PDT NEW
            Fuck it, I'm in. NT by Motherhead 09/13/2018, 9:42pm PDT NEW
            Oh, that's disappointing. by Mischief Maker 09/14/2018, 6:21am PDT NEW
                shut up and go away please NT by your MEHHHHHHing gets fucking old 09/14/2018, 10:35am PDT NEW
                    More posts like this one please (and THIS one) NT by less discussion, more NT bitching 09/14/2018, 11:23am PDT NEW
                    Don't get your panties in a twist, I didn't say the new game looked bad... by Mischief Maker 09/14/2018, 3:37pm PDT NEW
                        "turned out to just be another first-person fighter-level space trader" NT by Where's these generic WC:P clones? 09/14/2018, 6:19pm PDT NEW
                            Elite Dangerous, No Man's Sky, the X series, Evochron, Darkstar One, I-War 2... NT by Mischief Maker 09/15/2018, 5:51am PDT NEW
                                Calling Elite a Wing Commander clone NT by to own your detractors 09/15/2018, 9:22am PDT NEW
                                    gruman NT by gruman 09/15/2018, 9:29am PDT NEW
                Re: Oh, that's disappointing. by Ice Cream Jonsey 09/16/2018, 11:11am PDT NEW
                    No, that's the point. It's NOT a flightstick game. It's something rarer. by Mischief Maker 09/16/2018, 12:48pm PDT NEW
                You know how we know you're gay? by How was your Yanni mixtape? 10/06/2018, 9:56am PDT NEW
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