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« on: October 24, 2007, 05:50:00 PM »

Downloading now, impressions to come.
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 06:21:14 PM »

Just played it for about 20 minutes or so and so far I am disappointed. The camera is HORRIBLE, laughably bad, and puts your frequently in situations where you're getting hit from in front and don't see anything. The graphics, particularly the ship models, are sorely lacking, and the non-3Dness of the game makes for constant turning in dogfights, with little real feel for the ship. Single player is definitely gonna be a yawner also, the camera again makes  it hard to see your enemies.

Also wanted to add that the two Live games I played were quite laggy.

I'm not too impressed so far.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 06:23:02 PM »

I was going to tell you not to get your hopes up when I saw your first post, but I figured I would let it be and let you be disappointed for yourself.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 06:25:33 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on October 24, 2007, 06:23:02 PM

I was going to tell you not to get your hopes up when I saw your first post, but I figured I would let it be and let you be disappointed for yourself.

So you played it too huh? Wow, I mean, how can they possibly screw up something as great as BSG space combat? Seems like it's a sure fire home run, but this game, sheesh, it is not very good at all. Maybe it will grow on me but at this point, I think I want my 10 bucks back, lol.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 06:27:35 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 24, 2007, 06:25:33 PM


So you played it too huh? Wow, I mean, how can they possibly screw up something as great as BSG space combat? Seems like it's a sure fire home run, but this game, sheesh, it is not very good at all. Maybe it will grow on me but at this point, I think I want my 10 bucks back, lol.

No, I haven't played it,  but everything I have read about it pointed to disappointment.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 06:39:41 PM »

Yeah, this seemed like it would be in league with the crappy Wing Commander game.  It feels very similar, in fact.

I'm surprised you payed for it out of the gate.  Just a little trial play time convinced me my instincts were right.  Too bad, because this could be an incredible franchise. 

Frankly, I never understood why they went the XBLA route instead of releasing a whole game.  Maybe testing the waters.

BTW, Exit is a better game than this.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 06:41:35 PM »

I paid for it believing that there was no way to goof up the franchise, when you combine it with space combat. I was wrong. icon_frown
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 07:07:39 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 24, 2007, 06:41:35 PM

I paid for it believing that there was no way to goof up the franchise, when you combine it with space combat. I was wrong. icon_frown

Sounds just like Wing Commander and the XBLA 'version' of it.
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007, 07:10:02 PM »

If only I could have warned you.  frown  I can't mention anything about any XBLA title I see early....

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007, 07:10:45 PM »

Well that sucks, I was hoping it would be fun.
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2007, 07:12:48 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 24, 2007, 07:10:02 PM

If only I could have warned you.  frown  I can't mention anything about any XBLA title I see early....

Well, just pass on the information via other means to people you know and trust will never divulge your source. biggrin
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2007, 07:15:57 PM »

You'd think with the lousy reception Wing Commander got, they'd realize the whole fake 3D thing isn't the way to go.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2007, 07:19:46 PM »

Quote from: Laner on October 24, 2007, 07:15:57 PM

You'd think with the lousy reception Wing Commander got, they'd realize the whole fake 3D thing isn't the way to go.

The problem is that there's way too many people who'll buy games based on name alone. Bonus chance as well based on the name being really popular 10 years or more ago.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007, 07:20:48 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 24, 2007, 07:10:02 PM

If only I could have warned you.  frown  I can't mention anything about any XBLA title I see early....



Eh, don't sweat it, more disappointed than anything, but it's just 10 bucks.
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2007, 12:56:30 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 24, 2007, 07:10:02 PM

If only I could have warned you.  frown  I can't mention anything about any XBLA title I see early....



Maybe we could develop some sort of GT Forum code for such events. smile
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2007, 12:29:22 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on October 25, 2007, 12:56:30 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on October 24, 2007, 07:10:02 PM

If only I could have warned you.  frown  I can't mention anything about any XBLA title I see early....



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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2007, 02:48:05 PM »

the previous BSG game left a bad taste in my mouth so I didn't have high hopes for this one.  at least I don't have to even bother with the demo now.
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2007, 02:57:43 PM »

I played the demo. They did an alright job with the battlestar galactica flavor. It has the show's look to it. The viper shoot aspect is alright but the perspective really sucked. Its not head on and its not directly overheard so its difficult to sight enemies. It looks like their are just canned missions and mulitplayer which wasn't too impressive. I would have liked a dynamic campaign mode where you are being hunted by the cyclons or hunting them with the random events included. Maybe I will give it some more time tonight on the demo before I punt.
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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2007, 03:03:28 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 25, 2007, 02:48:05 PM

the previous BSG game left a bad taste in my mouth so I didn't have high hopes for this one.  at least I don't have to even bother with the demo now.

Totally different developers based on different shows (the first game came out before the new, brilliant series even existed).
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2007, 03:56:26 PM »

I don't understand why you would ever buy an XBLA game without trying the demo.  It's not like you have to download it a second time if you decide to buy it.
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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2007, 04:26:35 PM »

As I said before, it was something I had really looked forward to, and at the time, I felt it would be pretty good due to the developer and current gen license.

Look at it this way, I spent my money to help you save yours.
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2007, 04:32:37 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 25, 2007, 04:26:35 PM

As I said before, it was something I had really looked forward to, and at the time, I felt it would be pretty good due to the developer and current gen license.

Look at it this way, I spent my money to help you save yours.

I think his point was, though, that you didn't have to spend your money to save ours.  We would have all tried the demo and not paid.  You should have done the same.
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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2007, 04:48:01 PM »

But I didn't, so what is the problem? My money, I fucked up, we all make mistakes. No reason for me to get lectured.
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2007, 05:59:03 PM »

true true.  lesson learned.  too bad you can't sell arcade games to some poor unsuspecting sap.

is there any fun to be had here outside of the "thrill" of playing through the first two season's major battles?  this looks pretty shallow and if they had attempted to charge full price for this, they would have been laughed at out of the gate.
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« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2007, 06:02:09 PM »

Quote from: Caine on October 25, 2007, 05:59:03 PM

true true.  lesson learned.  too bad you can't sell arcade games to some poor unsuspecting sap.

is there any fun to be had here outside of the "thrill" of playing through the first two season's major battles?  this looks pretty shallow and if they had attempted to charge full price for this, they would have been laughed at out of the gate.

Honestly? Can't really say there is much there, so no, the "fun" is minimal at best. I may never play the game again if that says anything.
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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2007, 01:26:29 AM »

Quote from: jblank on October 25, 2007, 04:48:01 PM

But I didn't, so what is the problem? My money, I fucked up, we all make mistakes. No reason for me to get lectured.

but you could have built a second garage with that money!!!!  Tongue

seriosuly though, thanks for taking the bullet for us on this one.
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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2007, 03:18:07 AM »

Eh, I did the same thing with Speedball 2... one of those games that didn't live up to my memories...
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