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Shivan

Freespace 2

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The year is 1999 and what should have been the pinnacle of space shooters on the level of the X-Wings and Wing Commander (no so much on history), it turns to be the final blow to the genre.

With a excellent UI in where you always have every data you need for a combat game, excellent targeting controls in where you always find the target you need fast and have every option on hand, no silly auto aim, subsystem and turret targeting and destroy, top level voice acting and increible good visuals and sound effects (for a 1999 game), Freespace 2 was and still is, one of the best Space Shooter out there, its also the most unpopular one as so little people remember it.

The FS history was completely ripped off and used on Mass Effect saga, Shivans=Reapers, Ancients=Protheans, Bosch=Illusive Man, etc, and if you view all cutscenes videos on FS1 and FS2 it became more and more aparent that Bioware ripped off FS history.

Abandoned by Volition, the game became open source, and since them has been improved by fans and game engine was used in free games, like Diaspora (BSG oriented game) and some conversions.

 

Will leave you with some videos:

 

Diaspora: (free game, running on FS2 engine)

 

Descent: Freespace (also known as FS1) Cutscenes playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_j99_jD_ls&list=PL36031E852FA14B13

Freespace 2 cutscenes playlist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khIWdolT9xY&list=PL74FB3275EC666066

FS2 Gameplay: Walktrought on Insane difficulty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSAbbg8isII&list=PLF8B61279B870D805

Conversions, check this guy videos:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MetalDestroyer77?feature=watch

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Freespace 2 is a great game. But the story is not that original to beginn with. Babylon 5 has the same storyline as well... and they weren't not the first one, telling a story of a great unknown and very old evil, against which you have to unite everyone.

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+ Frespace 1+2 are available on GoG so don't watch the cutscenes, go and get the games and play them!

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New MediaVPs where released in January!

a little showup

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But i think they are bringing back multiplayer on the steam version.

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I really love FS2, still have the oryginal somewhere but I had some problems running it on Win7 ;)

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Yeah, they reduced the price of Descent: Freespace to $5.99 and its on offer at $2.99 i think i gona re-buy it for the.... 3rd time...?

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Thought about getting it but decided to wait for Elite: Dangerous instead. I never played Freespace 2 myself unfortunately at the time it was a big deal because my computer couldn't handle it. Watched a friend play it on gis computer though and it looked pretty awesome.

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Last month i decided to do a revisit of Freespace, so i recorded with the last version and newer graphics starting from Freespace 1 to Blue Planet (some people does consider it the unofficial Freespace 3), Blue Planet War in Heaven 1 is specially BRILLANT.

Here the playlist.

 

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