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#1 Flop

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 02:03 PM

Feel free to comment and discuss this game here. Also, if you have any useful tips or tricks don't hesitate to share them with the others! Thanks!

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 05:15 PM

well this seems pretty cool

kinda like a space-sim roguelike :)

yay!

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 05:28 PM

Too bad that this game doesn't work on my computer. :)
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Posted 07 August 2005 - 06:14 PM

I played this game for a while, and it's a lot of fun.
Good to see it on the site :)

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 01:28 AM

excellent looking game. I downloaded it, and flew around a little, blowing up random stuff, just to see if it worked, and I ended up wasting 30 minutes! Addicting even when I  didn't know what I was doing haha. One question though, say I salvage a weapon from an enemy, can I use that weapon on my ship, or can I only sell it?

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 01:40 AM

can i change my profile name?

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ok i found out how to change it and i must say...

AWSOME! :)

this is just way too friggen cool!

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oh its only the basic "framework" thats been finished too in the authors words... wonder what the full version will be like

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 09:51 AM

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One question though, say I salvage a weapon from an enemy, can I use that weapon on my ship, or can I only sell it?
That depends on wether it's damaged. As far as I know you can't install damaged weaponry on your ship; you can only sell it to the appropriate dealer. You can install undamaged weaponry, though :)

Don't forget that those barrels and chips of which you don't know what's in them can be used on your ship. This can have negative and positive effects, from dmaaging your hull to permanently enhancing your weapons.
People propably knew this already, but I just thought I'd bring it up.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:17 AM

i didnt know to tell you the truth  :)

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 08:09 AM

I don't know why I'm writing this; it amuses me.

The hitchhiker's guide to Transcendence.  Spoilers abound.

The weapon enhancement devices are some of the best items in the game.  I got most of the way through the game before it ceased to amuse me using a dual turbolaser, and had found class 6 weapons that weren't as good.

Escort missions become infinitely easier if you have a dual or triple-fire weapon before accepting them - such a weapon will let you destroy the enemy ships at range more easily, preventing damage to the ship you're escorting.  When escort mission values hit 5000, stop taking them unless you're a certified super-genius.  The 5k value missions give the opposition missiles, and they ignore you.  The missiles are fired from offscreen, and it only takes a couple to take out your charge.

How to win fights: shoot enemies from offscreen.  The combination of this, powerful shields, and the aforementioned dual turbolaser resulted in the game becoming very boring for me.

Shields are king.  Armor should be at the bottom of your priority list; a sufficient shield can render you effectively invulnerable.  'slow' regeneration means 'this shield is worthless'.  The regeneration rate is why shields are unbalanced.

If you take the second Commonwealth Fortress mission, make sure to have an amount of firepower I'll arbitrarily designate "lots".  I had sufficient shielding to be able to ignore the escorts, so I spent the entire time pounding on the slaver ship with my +100% dual turbolasers.  It ignored me.  (This was the straw that broke the camel's back as far as my entertainment went.)

Cargo bays sound good on paper.  They're better in reality; 100 tons of cargo space!

Overall, this game was a lot of fun until I figured out how to break it.  Then it was boring, with one spot of serious irritation that ended the game for me.  Remind me to come back in a year and see if development's gone anywhere.

Hmm.

Given how many of the games on this site are (permanently) in development, it might be a good idea to revisit them on the front page if they significantly change.

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:38 PM

version 9e is downloadable there, and not updated for quite a while now.

Its a fun little game, but misses 1 huge thing,  you can,t chance ships. Once they made the version where your able to do that its worth the download.

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:45 PM

Are you saying they HAVE already made the version where you can change ships, or did you just use "made" in the wrong context?

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 02:09 PM

stijnelijn, on Oct 6 2005, 09:38 PM, said:

version 9e is downloadable there, and not updated for quite a while now.

Its a fun little game, but misses 1 huge thing,  you can,t chance ships. Once they made the version where your able to do that its worth the download.
version 9.5 is supposed to have different ships that you can choose from the beginning.

svlad your probably right.... i shouldnt have jumped the gun on the quality of the game. BUT it is a fun game (mabye like you said: untill you break it). and i hope the author balances it out some. (it is the guy who made that anachreon game btw.)

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 07:24 PM

No, I'm probably not right..

My criticisms are valid, but there's a good reason I don't contribute reviews to this site, despite being able to write fairly well. (I think..)

I have a *very* different experience playing most games than 99% of players will.  I think in the hands of someone less devoted to understanding game mechanics and twisting them 'til they scream, Transcendence would be a fun game.  *all* games are puzzle games for me, in a sense..

If you want an example of just how weird I am, read the thread on Lost Labyrinth.

Now back to my regularly scheduled lurking! :)

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 10:57 PM

im no different... really. but if i notice how you can exploit something in a game then the game will automaticaly get a worse rating from me.

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 07:52 PM

When i blow a station some mega cruiser shows up and fires missiles.after a while when its ammo is gone cant blow it i shot it like 600 times and nothing happened plz help.




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