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Member Name: ace_of_spades
Date: 23/07/03, updated on 23/07/03 (125 review reads)
Advantages: great relay value, involving story line, HUGE universe+online play
Disadvantages: sub-par graphics, sometimes repetative, A few more story missions would be nice.
As the title suggests, I like this game. Freelance is a game which absorbs you into its story line and makes you always play, "just for five more minutes" until the sun comes up.
First of all the negatives.
These are nothing special. Though realistic and satisfactory enough, the repetitive backgrounds and characters do let the game down slightly. I have yet to experience any slow-down though, even in large action sequences.
Many aspects of the game play are repetitive. On some missions you will find yourself flying on autopilot for long periods of time with out a great deal happening. Many missions are also repetitive, mostly following a "go here, kill them" theme.
The mouse-keyboard control interface becomes natural after only a few moments. The intuitive keyboard controls allow you to fully concentrate on blowing up that last Liberty rogue ship.
While the scripted missions are few and far between, they are actually very good. With a fairly believable story and good character development. I would tell you more, but I don't want to spoil it for those of you who haven't played it.
The Freelancer universe-
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will take you days and days to fully explore this universe. With hidden bases and jump holes, new races and planets you will never get bored. Everything is named after existing earth cities and places, e.g. New Berlin. While this feels awkward at first it soon becomes useful as you try to remember whether the best price for consumer goods was in Honshu or New London, or was it planet Manhattan? The sheer size of this galaxy more than makes up for the sub-par graphics and greatly adds to the feeling that you really are there.
You can be a pirate, trader, police enforcer, miner, anything you c
an think of it is possible to do. This variety coupled with the huge galaxy guarantee a high replay value. If you get bored, just go online. The online game play is great. The ability to team up with other players to take on bigger, more profitable missions adds a different dimension to the game. Last night I teamed up with an American and an Australian and spent 2 hrs terrorising the trade lanes. Magic!
All in all I would highly recommend this game to anyone. It is enjoyable for hours and hours with the online game play really adding to the game environment. Try this game and you won?t be disappointed.