History VideoGame / AncientShivanWar

17th Mar '15 9:16:55 PM nombretomado
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''Ancient-Shivan War'' is a fan-made mod for the video game [[FreeSpace FreeSpace 2]]. The game is a prequel, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin set during]] [[TheGreatOffscreenWar the Ancient-Shivan conflict]] and was divided into three acts, the first chronicling the Ancients committing their latest act of genocide and their first contact with the Shivans, the second act portraying the Shivan advance into Ancient space, culminating with the Ancients shutting down the jump gate to the region of space where they encountered the Shivans (as alluded to in the main game) in attempt to prevent them from advancing further, and the third act which would've depicted the Ancients' last stand... was sadly never made.
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''Ancient-Shivan War'' is a fan-made mod for the video game [[FreeSpace FreeSpace 2]].''VideoGame/FreeSpace2''. The game is a prequel, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin set during]] [[TheGreatOffscreenWar the Ancient-Shivan conflict]] and was divided into three acts, the first chronicling the Ancients committing their latest act of genocide and their first contact with the Shivans, the second act portraying the Shivan advance into Ancient space, culminating with the Ancients shutting down the jump gate to the region of space where they encountered the Shivans (as alluded to in the main game) in attempt to prevent them from advancing further, and the third act which would've depicted the Ancients' last stand... was sadly never made.

* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: The Sopul system going supernova, as it's what caused the nebula from FreeSpace 2. Also the closure of the Gamma Draconis jump gate]].
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* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: The Sopul system going supernova, as it's what caused the nebula from FreeSpace 2.VideoGame/FreeSpace2. Also the closure of the Gamma Draconis jump gate]].
7th Jan '15 7:04:04 PM GruntEdit
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* RunningGag: A Meta-example involving the Akrotiri. Varies other campaigns using the ship model such as [[VideoGame/BluePlanet BluePlanet]] often feature its [[{{BFG}} massive main cannon]] being destroyed early in a fight. This series is no different.
25th Dec '14 2:49:05 PM windower
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''Ancient-Shivan War'' is a fan-made mod for the video game [[FreeSpace FreeSpace 2]]. The game is a prequel, set during the Ancient-Shivan war and was divided into three acts, the first chronicling the Ancients committing their latest genocide and their first contact with the Shivans, the second act portraying the Shivan advance into Ancient space, culminating with the Ancients shutting down the jump gate to the region of space where they encountered the Shivans (as alluded to in the main game) in attempt to prevent them from advancing further, and the third act which would've depicted the Ancients' last stand... was sadly never made.
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''Ancient-Shivan War'' is a fan-made mod for the video game [[FreeSpace FreeSpace 2]]. The game is a prequel, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin set during during]] [[TheGreatOffscreenWar the Ancient-Shivan war conflict]] and was divided into three acts, the first chronicling the Ancients committing their latest act of genocide and their first contact with the Shivans, the second act portraying the Shivan advance into Ancient space, culminating with the Ancients shutting down the jump gate to the region of space where they encountered the Shivans (as alluded to in the main game) in attempt to prevent them from advancing further, and the third act which would've depicted the Ancients' last stand... was sadly never made.

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''Ancient-Shivan War'' is a fan-made * TheGreatOffscreenWar: The whole point of the mod for was to defy this trope in regards to the video game [[FreeSpace FreeSpace 2]]. The game is a prequel, set during the Ancient-Shivan war and was divided into three acts, the first chronicling between the Ancients committing their latest genocide and their first contact with the Shivans, the second act portraying the Shivan advance into Ancient space, culminating with the Ancients shutting down the jump gate to the region of space where they encountered the Shivans (as alluded to in the main game) in attempt to prevent them from advancing further, and the third act which would've depicted the Ancients' last stand... was sadly never made. Shivans.
30th May '14 11:24:09 PM StClair
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* TheBattlestar: The [=ACa=] ''Akrotiri'' is an Ancient, juggernaut-sized carrier with a FixedForwardFacingWeapon that can incinerate a Cain-class cruiser in two shots and an Aesdherian destroyer in ten shots.
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* TheBattlestar: The [=ACa=] ''Akrotiri'' is an Ancient, juggernaut-sized carrier with a FixedForwardFacingWeapon that can incinerate a Cain-class ''Cain''-class cruiser in two shots and an Aesdherian destroyer in ten shots.ten.

* TheCavalry: In mission 4, the Akrotiri arrives just in time to save the Apesokari from an Aesdherian carrier's attack. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the commander of the Akrotiri.
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* TheCavalry: In mission 4, the Akrotiri ''Akrotiri'' arrives just in time to save the Apesokari ''Apesokari'' from an Aesdherian carrier's attack. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the commander of the Akrotiri.''Akrotiri''.
30th May '14 11:23:25 PM StClair
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* CurbStompBattle: Once the Lucifer showed up [[ForegoneConclusion you knew the Ancients were screwed]]. * DeadFic / OrphanedSeries: The game was meant to be released in three separate acts, the first two acts, depicting the start of the war, were released, the second one even ended on a pseudo-cliffhanger, [[spoiler: with the Ancients closing the Gamma Draconis jump gate, in the hope of preventing the Shivans from reaching their core worlds. Only for a title card to say: "[[HopeSpot If only it were that simple]]"]]. Sadly, while the third act did enter production, it was abandoned by the original development team and no one else has experienced enough interest in it to finish it.
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* CurbStompBattle: Once the Lucifer ''Lucifer'' showed up [[ForegoneConclusion you knew the Ancients were screwed]]. * DeadFic / OrphanedSeries: The game was meant to be released in three separate acts, the acts. The first two acts, depicting the start of the war, were released, the second one even ended on a pseudo-cliffhanger, [[spoiler: with the Ancients closing the Gamma Draconis jump gate, in the hope of preventing the Shivans from reaching their core worlds. Only for a title card to say: "[[HopeSpot If only it were that simple]]"]]. Sadly, while the third act did enter production, it was abandoned by the original development team and no one else has experienced enough interest in it to finish it.

* FromBadToWorse / AlwaysABiggerFish: For the Ancients. Frist the Vassago-class destroyer shows up but the Ancients trash it with no effort, then the Demon-class destroyer shows up and trashes an Ancient destroyer but gets trashed in turn, then the Lucifer shows up and really starts trashing stuff, and then [[spoiler:a Sathanas-class juggernaut shows up and shit really goes down, '''[[UpToEleven and then]]''' a whole bunch of Sathanas jugs show up and cause Sopul to go nova]].
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* FromBadToWorse / AlwaysABiggerFish: For the Ancients. Frist First the Vassago-class ''Vassago''-class destroyer shows up but the Ancients trash it with no effort, then the Demon-class ''Demon''-class destroyer shows up and trashes an Ancient destroyer but gets trashed in turn, then the Lucifer ''Lucifer'' shows up and really starts trashing stuff, and then [[spoiler:a Sathanas-class ''Sathanas''-class juggernaut shows up and shit really goes down, '''[[UpToEleven and then]]''' a whole bunch of Sathanas ''Sathanas'' jugs show up and cause Sopul to go nova]].

* SmallNameBigEgo: The Ancients view everyone as inferior, even species that are superior to them in some aspects such as the Aesderians who despite having barely discovered subspace, already had shield and beam weapon technology, something which the Ancients lack. * SuicidalOverconfidence: The Ancients being arrogant is an understatement, they would be arrogant if they actually [[spoiler: called off [[TheBattlestar the Akrotiri]] after it's [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon main gun]] failed to penetrate the Lucifer's shields, instead of [[HonorBeforeReason forcing them to keep fighting despite no chance of success]]]].
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* SmallNameBigEgo: The Ancients view everyone as inferior, even species that are superior to them in some aspects such as the Aesderians who (who, despite having barely discovered subspace, already had shield and beam weapon technology, something which the Ancients lack. lack). * SuicidalOverconfidence: The To say the Ancients being are arrogant is an understatement, understatement. As just one example, they would be arrogant if they actually [[spoiler: called don't call off [[TheBattlestar the Akrotiri]] ''[[TheBattlestar Akrotiri]]'' after it's its [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon main gun]] failed to penetrate the Lucifer's ''Lucifer'''s shields, instead of but [[HonorBeforeReason forcing force them to keep fighting despite having no chance of success]]]].
30th May '14 11:19:20 PM StClair
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** Another stroke of brilliant tactics involves an attempt to deprive the otherwise invulnerable Lucifer of supplies by destroying Shivan supply depots, the idea being to force the Lucifer to withdraw. Ultimately it doesn't work but at least they tried something other than charging at it, guns blazing.
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** Another stroke of brilliant tactics involves an attempt to deprive the otherwise invulnerable Lucifer ''Lucifer'' of supplies by destroying Shivan supply depots, the idea being to force the Lucifer ''Lucifer'' to withdraw. Ultimately it doesn't work work, but at least they tried something other than charging at it, it with guns blazing.
4th Feb '14 3:25:09 PM windower
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* TheCavalry: In mission 4, the Akrotiri arrives just in time to save the Apesokari from an Aesdherian carrier's attack. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the commander of the Akrotiri. --> '''Fleetmaster Im'halus:''' It was destined to be like this Apesokari. As the old proverb goes: when the need is highest, your saviour is near.

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* EtherealChoir: One of the briefing themes has one.

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* OneWomanWail: The music in the opening cutscene makes use of it.
4th Dec '13 8:33:27 AM windower
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* TheBattlestar: The ''Akrotiri'' is an Ancient, juggernaut-sized carrier with a FixedForwardFacingWeapon that can incinerate a Cain-class cruiser in two shots and an Aesdherian destroyer in ten shots.
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* TheBattlestar: The [=ACa=] ''Akrotiri'' is an Ancient, juggernaut-sized carrier with a FixedForwardFacingWeapon that can incinerate a Cain-class cruiser in two shots and an Aesdherian destroyer in ten shots.
1st Dec '13 2:40:21 AM windower
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* TheBattlestar: The ACa ''Akrotiri'' is a juggernaut-sized carrier with a FixedForwardFacingWeapon that can incinerate a Cain-class cruiser in two shots and an Aesdherian destroyer in ten shots.
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* TheBattlestar: The ACa ''Akrotiri'' is a an Ancient, juggernaut-sized carrier with a FixedForwardFacingWeapon that can incinerate a Cain-class cruiser in two shots and an Aesdherian destroyer in ten shots.
1st Dec '13 2:39:04 AM windower
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* TheBattlestar: The ACa ''Akrotiri'' is a juggernaut-sized carrier with a FixedForwardFacingWeapon that can incinerate a Cain-class cruiser in two shots and an Aesdherian destroyer in ten shots.
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