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 :

  • Pentium 200

  • Windows 95/98/NT

  • 32MB RAM

  • 8x CD-ROM Drive

  • DirectSound sound card

  • A 3D Accelerator card

Contents of the Package

Of course, a better machine translates into a better gaming experience.

FreeSpace 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.

However, the 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…

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