The Let's Play Archive

FreeSpace 2 Open

by Goldom

Part 1: 01 - Surrender, Belisarius!

Let's play Surrender, Belisarius!

Skipping over the training levels because they're functionally identical to the ones in FS1. If you're starting with this thread but care about what's on the HUD, go see the training levels from the first game.

The future is here, and it looks nice.

Viddler | Polsy | YouTube

Viddler | Polsy | YouTube

Viddler | Polsy | YouTube HD | Download .mp4

I'll get the ol' map out next time and recolor it.

Let's meet the menu, Subach, Rockeye, and Tempest

This is the pictures part of this hybrid, wherein you get to see the tech database info on various things, plus whatever else I can dredge up!

First up, it's the new menu.

And our rather overpowered starting gun.

Unlike the pathetic little laser we started FS1 with, the Subach is really usable the entire game. It is outpowered later on, but its minimal energy usage, combined with decent damage, make it a better choice than anything we'll have for a while.

And making their glorious return, the MX-50 and Fury…

Functionally identical to those old missiles anyway. According to the Wiki, (new folks: I am referring to the FS wiki here) the Rockeye actually has some use, being able to target from a crazy distance. Gotta say though, between its overall meh-ness and stock size of only 5, I'm sticking with the Tempest.

That's it for the beginning. I'll be back soon.