|Volition FreeSpace 2 Review - Page 1
busts the competition!"
"Quake 3 Test
is King of the Hill!"
Mind you, this
list is not at all exhaustive. I'm sure many of us have
caught these evangelistic comments from buddies around
us. One genre of games which is not championed is sadly,
that of the combat space simulator. Where does it fit
in? Is the great combat space simulator a lost breed?
It seemed ages past when games like Wing Commander : Prophecy
and Privateer were the talk of gamers around town.
Those of us
who played the Wing Commander series can testify to new
standards of gaming which virtually placed us in the hot
seat of the space jockey. Epic wars were fought (The Kilrathi
Saga) and new worlds explored (Privateer). The thirst
for more was unquenchable. Unfortunately, this was not
helped by the fact that Origin
Systems signalled an end to its space simulator legacy
to focus on the multiplayer market. Fans were hugely disappointed.
Then came Volition
Inc's Descent : FreeSpace. Initially, the Descent
moniker prevented me from giving the game a chance. I
believed it to be a multiplayer-centric game. However,
rave reviews from buddies prompted me to give the title
a try. I was not disappointed. In fact, I was quite impressed.
Immersive gameplay and unprecedented battles of epic proportion
were the trademarks of the game. And now, Volition has
dropped the Descent moniker and produced FreeSpace 2,
a continuation of the FreeSpace saga. Is FreeSpace 2 a
worthy successor? Or is it a dud evident by a great many
Tell me Already!!
produced a worthy and spectacular sequel! FreeSpace 2
not only exceeds my expectations, it also creates a new
standard for the industry to follow. It has been a long
time since a game has impressed me such. Before I go on,
special mention must go to Jacilyn of New Era Entertainment
for providing the game package for review.