Written by  :  IJan (1999)
Written on  :  Dec 12, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

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Looks and feels like an expensive Hollywood sci-fi movie

The Good

The first thing you will notice when you start the game is the incredible quality of the graphics. And the Hollywood style epic sci-fi soundtrack is simply impressive for a PC game made in 1990.

All the characters, and the settings look so real. You feel just like you are in there. In almost all of the major cutscenes screen sized animations are used. In no other game excluding the games using real movie clips or vector graphics I have ever seen that big character animations. The cutscenes are also random in themselves (e.g. everytime the briefing starts people sit down or stand up in different order).

The Bad

The game is generally very hard, and the perceived distance between the enemy ships and your ship does not match closely with the actual distance due to the pseudo 3D game engine.

The Bottom Line

Definetely a milestone in PC gaming.