History VideoGame / Freespace

20th May '18 2:52:25 PM DelShiftB
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* GuiltBasedGaming: You can complete mission as soon as you meet the advancement condition, but doing so generally means you didn't complete a primary objective. The debriefing in these situations tends to include a reprimand for doing so even though you advance to the next mission.
11th Mar '18 8:21:26 PM DelShiftB
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* TheAsteroidThicket: Asteroid fields will malevolently and continually hurl rocks in the direction of any ship you are assigned to protect.

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* TheAsteroidThicket: Asteroid fields There's plenty of asteroid fields. Some active ones will malevolently and continually specifically hurl rocks in the direction of towards any ship you are assigned to protect.big or huge ship.
11th Mar '18 8:20:22 PM DelShiftB
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* TheAsteroidThicket: Asteroid fields will malevolently and continually hurl rocks in the direction of any ship you are assigned to protect. And then they'll stop as soon as you remove that ship from your escort list.

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* TheAsteroidThicket: Asteroid fields will malevolently and continually hurl rocks in the direction of any ship you are assigned to protect. And then they'll stop as soon as you remove that ship from your escort list.
28th Dec '17 2:06:42 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The Ancient technology to track ships in subspace is found on [[ForbiddenPlanet Altair IV]]. And in the cutscene where scientists are testing new shield technology, the firing beam discharges at [[Film/BackToTheFuture 1.21 gigawatts]].

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* ShoutOut: The Ancient technology to track ships in subspace is found on [[ForbiddenPlanet [[Film/ForbiddenPlanet Altair IV]]. And in the cutscene where scientists are testing new shield technology, the firing beam discharges at [[Film/BackToTheFuture 1.21 gigawatts]].
8th Dec '17 7:30:18 AM Santosificationable
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** The Shivans... well their ships are [[GoodColorsEvilColors painted black, red and silver and fire off red lasers]]. They also have the tendency to have [[SpikesOfVillainy random spikes]] sticking out, and occasionally be asymmetrical with an off-center engine. God knows how Shivans manage to balance their ships. Maybe that's why the captured Terran-modified asymmetric [[GoddamnedBats Dragon]] in [=FS1=] was crippled, while the captured (symmetrical) Mara you flew in [=FS2=] was awesome.

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** The Shivans... well their ships are [[GoodColorsEvilColors painted black, red and silver and fire off red lasers]]. They also have the tendency to have [[SpikesOfVillainy random spikes]] sticking out, and occasionally be asymmetrical with an off-center engine. In fact, some of them look like weird animals - the beetle-like Sathanas, lobster-like Lucifer, slug-like Demon, and squid-like Taurvi bomber. God knows how Shivans manage to balance their ships. Maybe that's why the captured Terran-modified asymmetric [[GoddamnedBats Dragon]] in [=FS1=] was crippled, while the captured (symmetrical) Mara you flew in [=FS2=] was awesome.
10th Sep '17 10:44:44 PM DarkHunter
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* VariableMixUnitsNotToScale: Very pointedly averted. The game's advertisements made a point of showing off that capital ships in this game were realistically large compared to the fightercraft. In-game, the largest capital ships can take several full minutes to fly around, even at the fastest possible speeds for your fighters.
* VariableMix: Each music track contains multiple variations on ambiance and battle themes, and even short stings for events like allied reinforcements, enemy reinforcements, major objectives completed or failed, etc. The game dynamically transfers between them as dictated by the action.
28th Aug '17 9:06:09 AM LordInsane
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* HappyEndingOverride: ''[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]'' by ''Silent Threat'' -- the tone of Freespace's ending cinematic is heavy on assuming the Shivans will overrun everything and that what has been won is a reprieve for Sol (now isolated from the subspace network). Come ''silent Threat'' and... the Shivan invasion force turns out to have suffered a massive loss of coherence and strategic efficiency after the destruction of the Lucifer to the point that the remaining Terran-Vasudan forces in the colonies are '''winning'' the war against them.

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* HappyEndingOverride: ''[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]'' by ''Silent Threat'' -- the tone of Freespace's ending cinematic is heavy on assuming the Shivans will overrun everything and that what has been won is a reprieve for Sol (now isolated from the subspace network). Come ''silent ''Silent Threat'' and... the Shivan invasion force turns out to have suffered a massive loss of coherence and strategic efficiency after the destruction of the Lucifer to the point that the remaining Terran-Vasudan forces in the colonies are '''winning'' ''winning'' the war against them.
7th Aug '17 4:02:06 PM DarkHunter
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* AcePilot: The number and size of the ships you single handedly destroy during the course of a campaign will put any major fleet battle group to shame. This is balanced by the "cog in the war machine" feel; that you are just one good pilot among many the Alliance possesses. "Alpha 1" is singled out near the end of the first game to lead an extremely dangerous mission past the Shivan blockade... the same mission that ultimately turns the tide of the entire war.
** An Ace badge is even available for the player to earn in their medals section.

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* AcePilot: AcePilot:
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The number and size of the ships you single handedly destroy during the course of a campaign will put any major fleet battle group to shame. This is balanced by the "cog in the war machine" feel; that you are just one good pilot among many the Alliance possesses. "Alpha 1" is singled out near the end of the first game to lead an extremely dangerous mission past the Shivan blockade... the same mission that ultimately turns the tide of the entire war.
** An Ace badge is even available for the player to earn in their medals section. It requires 100 confirmed kills to achieve.
26th Jul '17 2:52:39 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* AchievementMockery: The second game has "Congratulations, you have attained the rank of Admiral. ''Now go read a book.''" This is because attaining Admiral requires completing the single-player campaign roughly a hundred times. The first game outright accuses you of cheating and urges you to stop.
10th Jul '17 8:28:00 PM justanid
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[[TheWikiRule Has]] [[http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page its own wiki]].

[[folder:Notable Fan Projects]]
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/AncientShivanWar'': A three act prequel to the ''[=FreeSpace=]'' games. The first two acts depict the first half of the conflict between the [[AbusivePrecursors Ancients]] and the [[OmnicidalManiac Shivans]]. Sadly the last act, which would've depicted the Ancients' last stand, was cancelled.
* ''VideoGame/TheBabylonProject'': A ''Series/BabylonFive'' game built using the same engine.
* ''VideoGame/BluePlanet''
* ''VideoGame/{{Derelict}}''
* ''VideoGame/DimensionalEclipse''
* ''Homesick''
* ''VideoGame/{{Inferno}}''
* ''VideoGame/JustAnotherDay''
* ''VideoGame/SilentThreatReborn''
* ''VideoGame/WingsOfDawn''
[[/index]]
* ''Diaspora'': A ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' game built using the same engine.
* ''Wing Commander Saga'': A ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game [[RuleOfThree built using the same engine.]]
* [[http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=70582.msg1395781#msg1395781 And many more...]]
[[/folder]]

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[[TheWikiRule Has]] [[http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page its own wiki]]. \n\n[[folder:Notable Fan Projects]]\n[[index]]\n* ''VideoGame/AncientShivanWar'': A three act prequel to the ''[=FreeSpace=]'' games. The first two acts depict the first half of the conflict between the [[AbusivePrecursors Ancients]] and the [[OmnicidalManiac Shivans]]. Sadly the last act, which would've depicted the Ancients' last stand, was cancelled.\n* ''VideoGame/TheBabylonProject'': A ''Series/BabylonFive'' game built using the same engine.\n* ''VideoGame/BluePlanet''\n* ''VideoGame/{{Derelict}}''\n* ''VideoGame/DimensionalEclipse''\n* ''Homesick''\n* ''VideoGame/{{Inferno}}''\n* ''VideoGame/JustAnotherDay''\n* ''VideoGame/SilentThreatReborn''\n* ''VideoGame/WingsOfDawn''\n[[/index]]\n* ''Diaspora'': A ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' game built using the same engine.\n* ''Wing Commander Saga'': A ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game [[RuleOfThree built using the same engine.]]\n* [[http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=70582.msg1395781#msg1395781 And many more...]]\n[[/folder]]\n For fan-games, see FanWorks.FreeSpace.



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