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(PC Games N)   Star Wars video game gets an official patch and better mod capability -- 15 years after its release. Probably not the one you are thinking of   (pcgamesn.com) divider line
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2021-01-16 4:10:17 AM  
Star Wars Galaxies?

j/k That game would be 17 years old...if it still existed.

Is this the one that you fight an alternate timeline battle that reimagines the Gungan fight against the Trade Federation and the droids actually win?
 
2021-01-16 5:02:57 AM  
It was a pretty game. But the ground combat bits SUCKED compared to the space stuff.

On a side note, bought Rebellion, a Star Wars kinda-4x years ago on GoG. Played it once.
Damn, was it just boring to load up. Having a galactic phone book to hire the who's-who of Star Wars lost its luster after a few turns.
 
2021-01-16 5:35:25 AM  
Bought a like 200+ dollar sale bundle on Steam many many many years ago that contained every Star Wars game they offered... except this one. Never did figure out why this one was omitted. Might be the time to pick it up and round out the Steam collection.
 
2021-01-16 8:15:03 AM  

Practical_Draconian: It was a pretty game. But the ground combat bits SUCKED compared to the space stuff.

On a side note, bought Rebellion, a Star Wars kinda-4x years ago on GoG. Played it once.
Damn, was it just boring to load up. Having a galactic phone book to hire the who's-who of Star Wars lost its luster after a few turns.


I just talked about Rebellion in another thread and I said my biggest problem with it was the instruction book that came with it was the size of a small novel. It was just too complicated and me, not being a strategy game player, and just a Star Wars fan, struggled with all of the mechanics.
 
2021-01-16 8:53:52 AM  
This was one of the very best RTS's of ALL TIME!!!

(I'd add more exclamation points, but more than 3 moves into parody territory, and I'm being serious)

The Star Wars setting might has well have been an afterthought given just how much work they put into making the RTS gameplay fun.  Add in the fact that it's one of the very few RTS games still getting both official and modder support, and it's a no brainer recommendation for anyone that likes RTS games.

Speaking of mod support...the Steam Workshop for this game has some amazing stuff.  For example, Republic at War is a full conversion that lets you play through a Clone Wars based campaign.

So again, if you like RTS's, this is top shelf stuff
 
2021-01-16 10:17:16 AM  
Do we still have to run backwards through that one world in KOTOR?
 
2021-01-16 1:35:13 PM  
Huh. I own Empire at War, but I got it as part of a bundle and never gave it a second thought. Maybe now's a good time to change that (though to be honest I'll probably wait to see what the modding scene does with the new tools first.)
 
2021-01-16 2:52:14 PM  

Practical_Draconian: On a side note, bought Rebellion, a Star Wars kinda-4x years ago on GoG. Played it once.
Damn, was it just boring to load up. Having a galactic phone book to hire the who's-who of Star Wars lost its luster after a few turns.


Rebellion is more of a slow-burn game.  I don't play it looking for quick flash and action.  It's a game that does best in multiplayer, waging an economic war against the other's mines and refineries.  To build up your own economy and shipyards, you're best off doing it in secret in the Outer Rim sectors.  Both sides have skirmishes until either side's interdictors are developed, meaning space battles are now done to the death.

Sector campaigns often hinge on sniping garrison forces with high-accuracy ships, like the Victory.  Knocking out troops will push planetary opinion.  As planets in a sector switch sides or go neutral, they further influence other planets.

It's also a game of grinding anxiety.  You're never quite sure when the enemy's fleet may pop out of hyperspace or a facility might be sabotaged.  Running espionage missions continuously is a must in order to have something of an idea of what they're up to.
 
2021-01-16 7:50:16 PM  

FatherChaos: Star Wars Galaxies?

j/k That game would be 17 years old...if it still existed.

Is this the one that you fight an alternate timeline battle that reimagines the Gungan fight against the Trade Federation and the droids actually win?


SWG is indeed alive and well and still being worked on.
 
2021-01-16 8:44:45 PM  
Cool. Can we get widescreen support in KOTOR next?
 
2021-01-17 2:37:21 PM  
Dark Forces?
 
2021-01-17 6:01:10 PM  
They're still patching Xwing vs Tie Fighter?
 
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