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Recommended: Edge of Chaos: Indepence War 2
« on: July 26, 2010, 17:39:17 »
If you love SciFi and Space-Sims as much as me and always wanted to have a more realistic flying experience than what's being offered by the likes of FreeSpace or Wing Commander, then look no further: do yourself a treat and go buy "Edge of Chaos" at Good Old Games (gog.com) for just $5.99, if you don't own it already. It's an open-world, story-driven space-sim featuring true Newtonion physics and realistically sized, freely explorable solar systems complete with an abundance of space stations and intergalactic merchants just waiting to be stripped of their valuable cargo.

It really is something special and definitely not your run-of-the-mill action-game.

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Heck, if you're at it, just get the predecessor, too. There's no open world to explore there, but story and missions are excellently designed and you'll truly feel like the commander of an actual corvette-size vessel (if you overcome the obviously dated graphics, of course). It's also available at Good Old Games including the expansion pack for the same $5.99.

Ahhh, good old times... :)

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 17:51:03 »
Yeah, I actually did try that game before, but it's not very fun if you don't have a joystick....

Oh, and I did had the IG wars 1 back when I was a kid, but never got arround to actually play it, but now I couldn't make it work on my xp box, and if it didn't work in xp then forget about it in a win7 one.... Perhaps I should use a VM....

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 18:02:04 »
Really nice game, and has one of my favorite mods: http://mods.firstones.com/buda5/iwar2/index.html :)

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 18:13:55 »
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Yeah, I actually did try that game before, but it's not very fun if you don't have a joystick....
True. Like most older flight games, it doesn't work all too well with just mouse+keyboard... I guess, Freelancer was the first game in the genre to make the mouse actually usable as input device - in fact, it made it the preferred way of input, which is one of the reasons I still despise that game ;)

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 18:20:46 »
well, actually Freespace was the first of those. It plays really well with a mouse instead of a joystick, if you ask me.

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 22:14:10 »
Hmm... it does? Never really tried it, to be honest - always felt way too clunky compared to a good joystick.