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Privateer 2: The Darkening (DOS)

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Written by  :  mobster_lobster (20)
Written on  :  Dec 27, 2003
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Decent space trade/combat sim with decent FMV

The Good

For once, a full motion video game with decent actors. You've got John Hurt from Alien, J├╝rgen Prochnow from das Boot and even Christopher Walken. It's got a nice range of ships and weaponry (except perhaps for the Nuke'Em device which is a bit of an overkill) and an interesting plot-line.

The Bad

The game is not completely free of bugs, sometimes escort missions are virtually impossible to carry out and you run the risk of gnawing your own leg off in frustration before you manage to actually get it right. Also, the sound engineering/leveling is off the scale, it's often hard to hear what people in the game are saying because there's just too much background noise/music.

The Bottom Line

If you're into either space sims or full motion video, this game is something you should try to get hold of.