|Volition FreeSpace 2 Review - Page 2
The game package
comes with an instruction manual, a kinky cardboard keyboard
map and a cardboard sheaf that contains 3 silver CDs.
Minimum requirements stated on the box are :
A 3D Accelerator
Contents of the Package
Of course, a
better machine translates into a better gaming experience.
2 takes place 32 years after the Great War of Descent
: FreeSpace. The Great War was an interstellar battle
desperately fought by two sentient races, the humans and
the Vesudans, to save themselves from a Xenophobic race,
the Shivans. At the end of the Great War, the Solar System
was cut off from the rest of humanity due to a collapse
in the sole jump node leading to it. As a result, the
space-faring human community was isolated from their homeworld.
The Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance (GTVA), a pact between
humans and their former enemies, the Vasudans, was subsequently
formed to rebuild their shattered worlds.
32 years of respite was not to last. Civil war erupts
in the human race, resulting in a splinter faction, the
Neo-Terran Front (NTF). The NTF is committed to end the
GTVA to bring about a superior human society. This is
further complicated by the knowledge that the nemesis
of the races, the Shivans, has returned. The stage is
now set for yet another intergalactic showdown. Good pilots
are again needed by the GTVA and you just happen to be
single and available…