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#1 kafros


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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:43 PM

UFO: Trilogy

I bought it some days ago, all 3 games already patched. It is a very nice and cheap product (30 euro IIRC).
At last, I've played aftershock and afterlight :D.

I think I still prefer Aftermath, keeps that "retro" feeling.

Aftershock breaks the fourth wall, I didn't really like it much.

Afterlight is the most advanced (gameplay-wise) of the three, and it is most interesting if you've played the previous two (I started with Afterlight and at first I didn't really understand the whole Laputa business, yesterday I played my first game of Aftershock and all is clear)

Dammit, the first time I played Aftermath I stopped playing at the last room with the "octopus"-transgeants, 2 minutes before finishing the game -.-

Was a bit hard actually, I had gatling guns and 2-barrel machineguns + improved heavy armor for my guys + spare ammo and all ammo was depleted before finishing the aliens, there were 2 transgeants and 1 reticulan left, so I went back, got the warp/laser weapons of fallen reticulans and finished the mission (hopefully one guy had a launcher so I could destroy the biomass liquid "biomachinery"). Interesting

Question: The interception screens were removed from the final product? I've also seen some interesting video in the DVD's bonus material which I've never seen in-game (or even mentioned in any site). A pity really :(

Edited by kafros, 15 December 2007 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 06:44 AM

Aftermath is the most appealing setting-wise, that's for sure. Aftershock was very important in that they built up a heap of new features (customize weapons, drones etc.), but was very unfinished (there's a mod restoring one of the cut monsters here). Afterlight polished many of those features, and is a better game in many areas. Still, in all games I believe quite a bit of content was cut due to deadlines etc.

As for mods, you should check out our files section. Aftermath's Combo-Mod, Aftershock's Rebalance Modification and Afterlight's Total Rebalance modification (as well as Advanced Missions and Martian Assault).
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:53 AM

Wonderful comment Slaughter, thanks!

Yep I noticed what you said, Aftermath indeed keeps the X-Com feeling, it's atmosphere is wonferful :O
Aftershock has a load of new features, but I'd love to see some of them more... "furnished" (if that's the word)
Afterlight is also nice, although a bit repetitive :/

I'll also try the mods, at first I googled for new patches (no luck latest version everywhere :P) and official mods (no luck :P), and I only found a few unofficial ones. In addition, I've found a lot of Combo-Mod versions, which one is the latest/best? :O

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:40 AM

Afterlight repetitive? if you're calling AL repetitive then obviously you haven't played AS enough :P after you play that one (thoroughly) you cannot really call any other game repetitive :P