More space exploration in the vein of Starflight?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Nology5890, May 17, 2011.

  1. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 22, 2006
    Hey guys. Recently, I've been feeling the itch to play a space exploration game in the vein of Starflight, with all that explorey, sci-fi goodness; I've tried stuff like Space Rangers and Escape Velocity Nova, but that same magic just isn't there. Anybody have any suggestions for something different?
     
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    The only space flight "game" I've been playing is Orbiter, but that's not all that explory :D
    NAEV is quite fun for a while, and although it still has some things that have to be fixed, it's under constant development and really quite fun.
    http://code.google.com/p/naev/
    /edit:
    Oh, I see that there has been quite some development since the last time I played that game. Gotta play it again :D
     
  3. SmartCheetah

    SmartCheetah It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 23, 2009
    I'm not sure if space simulator with "RPG" elements count, but if yes - you should definitely play Freelancer + Discovery mod(Adds shitloads of ships, star systems and equipment.).
    One of the things I really enjoyed in it was exploring another star systems(You wouldn't find the same looking one, and some of those are really beautiful), finding hidden bases and travelling thru meteorite fields and other similiar things. Also - space trading and general Freelancer lore is awesome!


    But well, it's way different than Starflight. Still - you might like it. I've seen person who loved it and he was totally not into sci-fi stuff.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freelancer_(video_game)
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8x_2y9ABr8[/youtube]
     
  4. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Not sure what to recommend you if you didn't like SR - I thought SR2 was absolutely amazing.
     
  5. Barrett

    Barrett Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 8, 2007
    You might want to try Wing Commander: Privateer, the original Elite series and/or the X series.
     
  6. Arden

    Arden Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Or, if you don't mind 50K co-players, i would recommend EVE. Though exploring worthwile anomalys might result in a stealthfleet trying to gank you. But its quite entertaining and there are lots of stuff to do.

    Edit: argh, you got the prosper before i could answer. Damit. Busy guy, had 10 posts this time.
     
  7. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 22, 2006
    Oh, don't get me wrong, Space Rangers is pretty damn good, but it just has a sort of comical feel to it. I want grittier, darker, and it doesn't do that for me.
     
  8. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    To this day I'm still waiting for Elite 4...
    Nothing except Newtonian physics and a virtually unlimited galaxy will do for me.
     
  9. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Since I'm bored to death with anything fantasy, I've been thinking about a space game too. I see Freespace 2 is popular on GOG.com. How's that one?

    I'm thinking about grabbing Freelancer and Freespace 2 at some point. Any other recommendations?
     
  10. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I'd keep your eye on this:

    http://fractalsoftworks.com/

    Since it's only in Alpha I won't buy it and instead wait until they're done. However I have to admit it looks awesome so far.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  11. clercqer

    clercqer Senator oTO Orderite

    Feb 14, 2005
    Freespace 2 is one of the best games I've ever played. It's not an exploration game though, just straight up space-combat sim/shooter. But awesome to the max.
     
  12. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 22, 2006
    Oooooh, shiny! Not quite what I'm looking for, but it has quite a lot of potential for a good title.
     
  13. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 12, 2004
    Miner Wars

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieaIhgjNgfA&feature=player_embedded#at=35[/youtube]