History VideoGame / Freelancer

9th Jan '17 5:32:16 AM Synch
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In the 23rd century, Humanity is caught in an apparently endless war between two factions within the Solar System: TheAlliance and [[TheEmpire the Coalition]]. After more than 100 years of uninterrupted war, the Alliance, on the verge of massive defeat, is so goddamn hell-bent on not surrendering before the Coalition, it spends massive resources as its last hope for survival: sending five huge spaceships filled with [[HumanPopsicle Human Popsicles]] to the Sirius system, far away from the conflict that separated Humankind for all these years.

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In the 23rd century, Humanity is caught in an apparently [[ForeverWar endless war war]] between two factions within the Solar System: TheAlliance and [[TheEmpire the Coalition]]. After more than 100 years of uninterrupted war, the Alliance, on the verge of massive defeat, is so goddamn hell-bent on not surrendering before the Coalition, it spends massive resources as its last hope for survival: sending five huge spaceships filled with [[HumanPopsicle Human Popsicles]] to the Sirius system, far away from the conflict that separated Humankind for all these years.
8th Jan '17 12:42:18 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Casper Orillion]]. He [[spoiler:founded The Order, which ultimately]] saved everyone in the Sirius Sector [[spoiler:from being cleansed by the Nomads and stole the Battleship Osiris from Liberty's highest-security shipyards]]. He makes King, the self-proclaimed badass (in the Bonus DVD's character vignettes), look like a wuss.
** He's good, make no mistake about that, but he isn't [[OneManArmy Trent]].
** Von freaking Claussen. He's a veteran Rheinland pilot who's flown many successful missions without losing a single wingman. At least, that's what Trent says in his log.
29th Dec '16 8:27:22 PM ADrago
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* BreakableWeapons: [[CaptainObvious Once your shields are depleted, enemy shots will impact your ship directly.]] Radiation damage will also do likewise, except that it completely bypasses shields. If a portion of your ship, such as the fins of a Titan, or even a weapon or the countermeasure dropper you mount, takes sufficient damage, it will break away and disintegrate into nothing. Bad call if there's a Class-10 CERBERUS mounted there, because you will ''[[LostForever permanently lose that weapon]]''. The upside to this is that computer ships aren't spared from this either, so if you hit them hard enough, they may lose a fin with a weapon or component attached, thus reducing their offensive and/or defensive capabilities. The disadvantage of this, however, is that you might be less likely to get weapon drops.

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* BreakableWeapons: [[CaptainObvious Once your shields are depleted, enemy shots will impact your ship directly.]] Radiation damage will also do likewise, except that it completely bypasses shields. If a portion of your ship, such as the fins of a Titan, or even a weapon or the countermeasure dropper you mount, takes sufficient damage, it will break away and disintegrate into nothing. Bad call if there's a Class-10 CERBERUS mounted there, because you will ''[[LostForever permanently ''permanently lose that weapon]]''.weapon''. The upside to this is that computer ships aren't spared from this either, so if you hit them hard enough, they may lose a fin with a weapon or component attached, thus reducing their offensive and/or defensive capabilities. The disadvantage of this, however, is that you might be less likely to get weapon drops.
8th Dec '16 7:08:47 AM Synch
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* FlavorText: The game has a lot to say about the backstory if one takes the time to read it, particularly for ships, factions, and locations. Docking with stations and planets will expand their details on the info screen, and those that are the headquarters of a faction usually have a few extra paragraphs about their history.
30th Nov '16 2:33:27 PM Exxolon
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'''Freelancer''' is a game created by Microsoft Games and Digital Anvil, specifically by Chris Roberts, and is the SpiritualSuccessor to ''Privateer'', a spinoff of his previous franchise ''VideoGame/WingCommander'', as well as a sequel to ''{{Starlancer}}''. The game itself is... well, probably the best way to catalog this game is as a "space shooter trading RPG".

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'''Freelancer''' ''Freelancer'' is a game created by Microsoft Games and Digital Anvil, specifically by Chris Roberts, and is the SpiritualSuccessor to ''Privateer'', a spinoff of his previous franchise ''VideoGame/WingCommander'', as well as a sequel to ''{{Starlancer}}''. The game itself is... well, probably the best way to catalog this game is as a "space shooter trading RPG".
2nd Sep '16 1:47:10 PM Morgenthaler
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** German Rheinland is literally ImperialGermany and the WeimarRepublic RecycledINSPACE

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** German Rheinland is literally ImperialGermany UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany and the WeimarRepublic RecycledINSPACE
25th Jul '16 11:57:23 AM Morgenthaler
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-> '''Trent''': ''[[TemptingFate Well, it can't get any worse.]]''

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-> '''Trent''': ''[[TemptingFate Well, ''Well, it can't get any worse.]]''
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20th Jun '16 12:39:05 PM longWriter
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* ExpositionFairy: King, Juni, Lord Hakkera and Von Claussen are this at different points throughout the singleplayer campaign, but ''especially'' Juni. [[StopHelpingMe "We have to go faster!"]]

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* ExpositionFairy: King, Juni, Lord Hakkera and Von Claussen are this at different points throughout the singleplayer campaign, but ''especially'' Juni. [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper "We have to go faster!"]]
7th Jun '16 5:46:18 PM Doug86
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** [[ImperialGermany The old Rheinland Empire]] suffered [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne a crushing military defeat]] that plunged the house headfirst into a democracy it did not particularly want, coupled with abject chaos, political violence, and economic collapse which eventually gave way to a [[ThoseWackyNazis new, militaristic, and expansionist order which now threatens to destabilize Sirius]].

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** [[ImperialGermany [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany The old Rheinland Empire]] suffered [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI a crushing military defeat]] that plunged the house headfirst into a democracy it did not particularly want, coupled with abject chaos, political violence, and economic collapse which eventually gave way to a [[ThoseWackyNazis new, militaristic, and expansionist order which now threatens to destabilize Sirius]].
26th May '16 1:37:06 AM Wixelt
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Enter young pilot Edison Trent, a mechanician apprentice from Planet Leeds who, enthralled by all the massive wealth found on the Border Worlds, leaves his repair shop and goes out on a journey for "the deal of a lifetime". After a couple of months of hardships, he finally manages to score a deal for 1 million credits for a ton of boron. But guess what? Just when Trent managed to close the deal at the Freeport 7 station, two mysterious spaceships suddenly appear out of thin space and destroy the station. Trent barely manages to make it to an escape pod, which leaves him drifting in outer space. He is rescued and taken to Planet Manhattan. From there, he manages to land a job doing [[Main/TitleDrop freelancer]] work for the Liberty Security Forces.

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Enter young pilot Edison Trent, a mechanician apprentice from Planet Leeds who, enthralled by all the massive wealth found on the Border Worlds, leaves his repair shop and goes out on a journey for "the deal of a lifetime". After a couple of months of hardships, he finally manages to score a deal for 1 million credits for a ton of boron. But guess what? Just when Trent managed to close the deal at the Freeport 7 station, two mysterious spaceships suddenly appear out of thin space and destroy the station. Trent barely manages to make it to an escape pod, which leaves him drifting in outer space. He is rescued and taken to Planet Manhattan. From there, he manages to land a job doing [[Main/TitleDrop freelancer]] work for the Liberty Security Forces.Force.
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