Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:02 PM
Come one fellas did anyone else get some giggles from this...
You fight for Mars and terriform it, there are 4 alien factions and best of all you can ally or warmonger the diplomacy.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:54 PM
I found myself frequently having to fall back while being technologically behind, that was a nice change, to actually have trouble fighting the Aliens not to mention when the Martians show up with their powerful plasma weapons (actually lost someone to them ).
The only real problem I encountered was that after researching a certain amount of technologies, there seems to be very little left to do in Mars besides terraforming and constantly fending off enemy attacks to your territories. I put defenses on all border territories but that did not seem to affect their attacks.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:00 PM
The graphics from Afterlight reminded me a little of the 'pip boy' from the fallout series.. which was a nice flashback.
Found the gattling cannon to be a most welcome addition when crossed with ragdoll physics
Don't forget the drones Az, they seem to drop like flies. I've tried everything with them and they never seem to survive a confrontation
Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:18 PM
Luckily the Reticulans from the Reticulan faction rarely use psi and are very easy targets
A good point about this game is that it forces you to use several different kinds of weapons all the time. In Aftershock with Assault Rifles you were practically ready for anything (I carried one or two heavy energy weapons to handle Starghost Clouds), but here you need energy weapons for Beastmen, Projectile weapons for Reticulans and cutting weapons for Martians (buzzsaws, yeehaw!)