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    I played the 2 Freespace games and have to agree that they are really great, although I haven't finished the 2nd one yet.

    I also bought Tachyon:The Fringe for low price some years ago, but I never installed or played it. Does anyone know if it's good?

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    I've got that game too and have also never installed it! I bought up all the space games I'd missed on the PC a couple of years ago and am still slowly going through playing them. I've read some reviews of Tachyon: The Fringe and it is meant to be pretty good.

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    Hello Harrison,

    Is Star Assault really that bad?
    I was considering getting it for a friend of mine who is a bit of a space game nut.

    Not sure if he has Tachyon: The Fringe.
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    It definitely isn't very good. It feels more like a homebrew game than a full commercial release.

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    Here is an interest quote taken from the marketing for Star Assault:

    Space, the final frontier...

    The intro from a famous tv-series could also describe Star Assault - which is a perfect mixture between Wing Commander and Battlestar Galactica.

    The story-based single player mode offers the player to accomplish breathtaking missions and tasks. Between the different missions he spends most of the time on a space station or a carrier equipping his space craft with lasers, rockets, shields or different propulsions. The player can choose out of a large variety of ships. Each ship varies in terms of weaponry and flight quality. The force feedback support greatly improves a realistic and stunning experience.
    Surely I must have been playing a completely different game? I much check... nope, definitely says Star Assault, and the screenshots match. Not sure what game they are describing, but I don't think whoever wrote that has actually played the game this is meant for.

    If any of you really want to see some screenshots then have a look at the official site: http://www.star-assault.com/en/index.html

    I also noticed their press page is blank! I wonder why.

    Am I being too harsh about this game? After all we don't actually see that many space games released each year. I will give it another play just to see if I was in a negative mood the first time, but i suspect I wasn't. Also if I can't even get through the basic first mission easily without blowing up how hard must the rest of the missions be?

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