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LOVING Strike Suit Zero. Any actual space sims with combat just as fun?

#1luigi33Posted 9/10/2013 4:33:54 PM
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#2Ikari GendoPosted 9/10/2013 4:52:47 PM
Starshatter: The Gathering Storm is great fun, very military campaign oriented.... the campaigns are dynamic and are much more about doing a good number of small engagements that ultimately lead up to missions about destroying the enemy capital ships. Also it's [now] free.

And the physics are pretty Newtonian. More so than like, Diaspora (forgot if Freespace 2 is the same), but less so than Kerbal Space Program.

Wanted to throw that in before all the usual recs come in. Doesn't get enough love.
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#3kelemvorPosted 9/10/2013 5:40:04 PM(edited)
Well, I'm assuming you know about the golden era of space sims. Late 90s to early 2000s.

Wing Commander, Tie Fighter, etc..

X-Wing Alliance with mods and a good Joystick holds up pretty good compared to modern titles. It's worth a look, at least.... if you can find it.

The thought of having a new Tie Fighter/X-Wing game with Occulus Rift support is like my ultimate gaming fantasy. Imagine multiplayer dogfights with that kind of immersion. The Occulus Rift tracking your head movements so you can look around the cockpit, the John Williams orchestra combined with laser blasts and explosions blasting through the speakers...
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#4luigi33(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 7:12:35 PM
I mean by space sim, I'm talking stuff like X3, sandboxy
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#5Moose_Of_WoePosted 9/10/2013 7:22:54 PM
kelemvor posted...


The thought of having a new Tie Fighter/X-Wing game with Occulus Rift support is like my ultimate gaming fantasy.


Thanks. Now I'm drooling at the thought, too.
#6Ikari GendoPosted 9/10/2013 7:45:49 PM
luigi33 posted...
I mean by space sim, I'm talking stuff like X3, sandboxy


If you're thinking more in terms of sandbox, Starshatter has dynamic campaigns, which at least has a lot if replay value. However, if you've already played X3, you wont find anything better until perhaps X-Rebirth or to a similar extent, Star Citizen. There are other games that attempt like Evochron Mercenary, but they aren't near what X3 AP is.
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#7SlashmanSGPosted 9/10/2013 9:06:07 PM
I should really start playing that again. Got super stuck on a level and haven't played in a few months.
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#8Doomsday FortePosted 9/11/2013 8:14:33 AM
There's a demo for Evochron Mercenary that allows you to play for an hour and doesn't count time in the menus or tutorials against you. I think the physics are Newtonian (and comes in handy since you can set your direction and speed and then cut the engines and coast through space without burning up all of your fuel), but I didn't get to try the combat part out because I was terrible with the game. There are a lot of buttons but you'll have enough time to adjust repeating the tutorial if you wish.
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