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Desc:Before Eve Online, this was the go-to game for 3D space warfare.
Category:Video Games, Short Films
Tags:sierra, rts, Homeworld, Awesome Game Intros Week, Space Opera
Submitted:Binro the Heretic
Date:02/08/13
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Comment count is 17
garcet71283 - 2013-02-08
I dare you to find another game that has aged as well after 14 years. I remember downloading the demo overnight (56k days) and showing it off to my friends for weeks afterwards.

I still install it now and again and marvel at how freaking beautiful it is.

If any game deserves the "games as art" tag, this game does.
FABIO - 2013-02-08
Freespace 1 & 2
Sacrifice
Imperialism 1 & 2
Alpha Centauri

The Mothership - 2013-02-08
this game was hard as fuck, and I should know.
Jet Bin Fever - 2013-02-08
ha! Yeah. I tried playing it again last year for a while, and it got really frustrating quickly.

FABIO - 2013-02-08
Has anyone ever played this game and NOT eventually ended up naming all their saved game something along the line of "fucked", "fuck", "oh fuck", "shit im fucked".

Wonko the Sane - 2013-02-08
Never played the game, but these stars are for Barber's Adagio for Strings as an Agnus Dei.
Kabbage - 2013-02-08
My favorite series, to this day. Relic mentioned that they'd "like to develop Homeworld 3" in 2011, but we haven't heard anything since. These days they're riding the Warhammer 40K and Company of Heroes train, which I can't slowing down any time soon.
Kumquatxop - 2013-02-08
It looks like Sega have formally purchased Relic in the aftermath of the THQ breakup. No idea who owns the Homeworld IP at this point, but maybe Sega will realize that there are a shit-ton of nerds that will instantly spend a bunch of money at the drop of Adagio for Strings in a trailer. Including me.

Odds of the Homeworld 3 manual being anywhere near as awesome as the Homeworld 1 manual: probably longer than the odds of a Freespace 3 being made.

Kabbage - 2013-02-08
Found mine a few years back during a move. Still a great read.

There's not many games that put you in a world and a universe like Homeworld. The backstory's a treat, but I love that it's not even the history, but the places themselves. The Garden of Kadesh, the Karos Graveyard, the first encounter with the Bensui in the Great Wastelands... all stick vividly in my memory.

chumbucket - 2013-02-08
I totally agree. Aside from the engaging tactical gameplay and stunning graphics, the story and all that came with it drew you in as an integral part of fighting your way across the galaxy. Not to mention the superb music throughout. Love Homeworld.

CrimsonHyperSloth - 2013-02-08
I still have my manual, game disc and soundtrack. I miss game manuals these days because that was an example where a little extra made all the difference. Now, shit's just vomited up in a quick CGI intro and it's "get to it". That's not always awful, just a bit lazy and unimaginative at this point.

That soundtrack is still one of the best game soundtracks of any game. I'll fight people on that.

delicatessen - 2013-02-08
Space Jews
autoplonk - 2013-02-08
Best. Game. Ever.

I captured almost every friggin' ion cannon frigate in The Bridge Of Sighs mission. Final battle was a breeze: kinda hard for the enemy to touch you when you have 120+ ion cannons deployed in sphere formation around your mothership.

Oh, I also replayed the mission where you had to save the cryo-trays until I'd saved them all.

That game was AWESOME.
Kabbage - 2013-02-08
Yessss

One of my favorite things about this game was how you could make a task force of like six salvage corvettes, put into teams of two, and take capital ships during engagements.

At the end of the game I had this totally badass rag-tag fleet of Raider Ion Array frigates, Kadeshi Multi-Beam Frigates, Pirate Heavy Corvettes, and a couple of Swarmer fuel pods (though these were useless... they looked pretty cool, though). Tried capturing the Kadeshi needle Mothership and the Pirate Mothership too, with 7 salvage teams on each, but no dice - it would just spin around in place shooting aimlessly while my ships tried to drag it to the hanger.

Binro the Heretic - 2013-02-08
This was actually my first tactical game. It took me a while to get used to sending little digital dudes out to die.

Fortunately, I got used to it by the time "Sacrifice" came out.
Senator_Unger - 2013-02-08
Did anyone else love the Bentusi? I love anyone that shows up and gives me awesome tech/backstory in a game.
Binro the Heretic - 2013-02-08
I loved them. I even forgave them for scaring the piss out of me when they made first contact.

"Oh fuck! What is this? What's happening. Oh my God, that thing is huge! What's it doing? OH, SHIT! IT'S TURNING AROUND! OHSHITOHSHITOHSHITOHSHIT!!!"

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