I wanted to know if anyone could point me in the right direction of a worthy game in this genre. Though I do prefer the Third-Person camera such-as that from Freelancer I'm not too picky...but I do hate crappy graphics or god awful controls. When I say crappy...I mean really crappy. Starpoint Gemini for example is on par with that of indie and isn't all that bad. Controls on the other-hand... if I fly into one more station because of a bumble bee effect. lol
I know I'm asking for a lot; was just hoping there was something I might have missed in the vast world of games out there. (Bad pun not intended.) So feel free to just spit out what you can think of. Thanks CH!
agreed Star Point Gemini was interesting but the gfx were kinda adequate. i found Dark Star One interesting. maybe u could have a go at it.
It's worth it to pull out X-Wing and TIE Fighter games. There's a series of graphical updates to X-Wing Alliance that makes it pretty nice looking for a 12 year old game (if graphics are your thing). And some updates for TIE Fighter and whatnot.
[Edited by Dhampy, 2/21/2011 10:46:41 AM]
But if recently, the X series is still good. Its like Elite with missions and a shot of adrenalin.
The only problem is a lot of the missions are very tedious, and once you've gotten to the point where you can easily build your own self-sustaining complex and think you've found all the storylines you can (it's kinda difficult to find some, difficult to get the a stage where you can activate others), it gets pretty boring unless you're looking to just aimlessly fly around the galaxy (which is fun in itself sometimes). There's a huge mod community though, so that helps extend gameplay a lot, especially the smaller ones like auto-/long distance trading and such.
It takes a good while to get to that point though; longer than your average games' storyline.
[Edited by Skyheart, 2/22/2011 6:13:40 AM]
that's a very very tedious game Sky. in my opinion way too tedious to prove actually enjoyable. i had such a hard time getting used to its controls and stuff.
Have to say i loved dark star one, had a nice element and the ship you had you would keep all the way could upgrade and such.