History VideoGame / Homeworld

14th Aug '17 1:13:11 PM jackyb
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* AbsentAliens: It's strongly implied with the [[AllThereInTheManual extensive lore]] in the game manuals not directly referred to in-game), that the very human Kushan, Taiidan, and Vaygr, not to mention the liquid breathing raiders and ship-merged Bentusi, all share common origins with the legendary Precursors. However, millennia of colonization and several techno-dark ages lead to distinct HumanAliens. The Beast is only non-human intelligent lifeform seen in the series, and, well, [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar its not around anymore to complain]].

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* AbsentAliens: It's strongly implied with the [[AllThereInTheManual extensive lore]] in the game manuals not directly referred to in-game), that the very human Kushan, Taiidan, and Vaygr, not to mention the liquid breathing raiders and ship-merged Bentusi, all share common origins with the legendary Precursors. However, millennia of colonization and several techno-dark ages lead to distinct HumanAliens. The Beast is only non-human intelligent lifeform seen in the series, and, well, [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar its not around anymore to complain]].
14th Aug '17 1:12:30 PM jackyb
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* AbsentAliens: It's strongly implied with the [[AllThereInTheManual extensive lore]] in the game manuals not directly referred to in-game), that the very human Kushan, Taiidan, and Vaygr, not to mention the liquid breathing raiders and ship-merged Bentusi, all share common origins with the legendary Precursors. However, millennia of colonization and several techno-dark ages lead to distinct HumanAliens. The Beast is only non-human intelligent lifeform seen in the series, and, well, [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar its not around anymore to complain]].



* AssholeVictim: [[AllThereInTheManual Background story]] indicates that [[spoiler: the Ancient Hiigaran Empire was just as bad as the Taiidan Empire. The Hiigarans simply ended up being the losers.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[AllThereInTheManual ([[AllThereInTheManual Background story]] indicates that [[spoiler: the Ancient Hiigaran Empire was just as bad as the Taiidan Empire. The Hiigarans simply ended up being the losers.]]
14th Jul '17 6:52:29 PM FstrthnU
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** A [[StarWars Corellian Corvette]] can be found in the Karos Graveyard level in the first game
5th Jul '17 1:59:06 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BindingAncientTreaty: Subverted. The Taidani attack is justified by the Kushan violating a long-forgotten 4000 year old treaty banning them from developing hyperspace engines. When this reason is made known to the Taidan fleet and general population, they are so disgusted that it triggers a rebellion. It also leads the Bentusi and the rest of the Council to side with the Exiles.

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* BindingAncientTreaty: Subverted. The Taidani attack is justified by the Kushan violating a long-forgotten 4000 year old treaty banning them from developing hyperspace engines. When this reason is made known to the Taidan Taiidan fleet and general population, they are so disgusted that it triggers a rebellion. It also leads the Bentusi and the rest of the Council to side with the Exiles.Exiles.
* BittersweetEnding: A defining example of this trope, and played depressingly straight through the Bentusi's mournful narration. The Kushan have prevailed in their struggle against the Taiidan, killing the mad Emperor and finally reclaiming their long-lost world, with the blessing of most of the galaxy. However, three hundred million people back on Kharak never got to savor this accomplishment to which they had dedicated their entire existence, all of them wiped out by the Emperor in a brutal genocide. The Kushan must rebuild their civilization from the ground up, with less than a million having made landfall from aboard the Mothership, and as later material explains those colonists who woke up to learn that their loved ones all died on Kharak did ''not'' take well to the news at all. However, the millions who were lost in the war to see this dream realized ultimately did not die in vain.


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* GeneralFailure: Everything Riesstiu IV the Second does in the original game only serves to hasten the fall of his empire, one that has become so brutally corrupt that his own people have sought to aid the Kushan in their quest to find their homeworld.


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* ThatsNoMoon: The appearance of the Headshot Asteroid in "Chapel Perilous".
22nd Jun '17 4:07:38 PM GentlemensDame883
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Gearbox and GOG have now released Homeworld: Cataclysm, now named Homeworld: Emergence due to potential legal issues on GOG.com. This is not an updated re-release, but a standard GOG release, optimized to run on modern computers.

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As of 23 June 2017, Gearbox and GOG have now released Homeworld: Cataclysm, now named Homeworld: Emergence due to potential legal issues on GOG.com. This is not an updated re-release, but a standard GOG release, optimized to run on modern computers.
22nd Jun '17 11:59:22 AM Zendervai
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Gearbox and GOG have now released Homeworld: Cataclysm, now named Homeworld: Emergence due to potential legal issues on GOG.com. This is not an updated re-release, but a standard GOG release, optimized to run on modern computers.
7th May '17 4:31:53 PM nombretomado
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The game on release suffered CriticalDissonance. The slow pace, 3D mechanics and tricky interface did not endear it to the RTS community, who at the time were in the early stages of a long reign for the king of the fast-paced RTS, ''{{Starcraft}}''. Though it lacked comparable staying power, the game became a CultClassic thank to its extremely pretty visuals that do stand the test of time and were remarkable for 1999, the haunting soundtrack and voice acting a level above the usual for video games at the time, a great story and gameplay that rewarded patience.

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The game on release suffered CriticalDissonance. The slow pace, 3D mechanics and tricky interface did not endear it to the RTS community, who at the time were in the early stages of a long reign for the king of the fast-paced RTS, ''{{Starcraft}}''.''VideoGame/StarCraft''. Though it lacked comparable staying power, the game became a CultClassic thank to its extremely pretty visuals that do stand the test of time and were remarkable for 1999, the haunting soundtrack and voice acting a level above the usual for video games at the time, a great story and gameplay that rewarded patience.
2nd Apr '17 1:50:18 PM Gosicrystal
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* DevelopersForesight: If you dock strike craft to a support frigate, then tell it to hyperspace, it will take the strikecraft along with it, turning the frigate into a jeep carrier. This is not mentioned anywhere in official documentation.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If you dock strike craft to a support frigate, then tell it to hyperspace, it will take the strikecraft along with it, turning the frigate into a jeep carrier. This is not mentioned anywhere in official documentation.
10th Mar '17 4:30:28 PM Atlantis1930
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19th Jan '17 7:07:27 PM Xtifr
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The idea of a complete trilogy was put on hold when Sierra sold Relic to Vivendi Universal but kept the rights to the ''Homeworld'' franchise for itself. A resolution finally arrived in 2013 when the bankrupt {{THQ}} [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/22008/thq-auctioning-off-homeworld-red-faction-darksiders-among-other-ips auctioned off]] various pieces of intellectual property as part of their bankruptcy proceedings. Creator/GearboxSoftware [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/22699/gearbox-acquires-homeworld-ip scooped up]] the ''Homeworld'' license.

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The idea of a complete trilogy was put on hold when Sierra sold Relic to Vivendi Universal but kept the rights to the ''Homeworld'' franchise for itself. A resolution finally arrived in 2013 when the bankrupt {{THQ}} Creator/{{THQ}} [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/22008/thq-auctioning-off-homeworld-red-faction-darksiders-among-other-ips auctioned off]] various pieces of intellectual property as part of their bankruptcy proceedings. Creator/GearboxSoftware [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/22699/gearbox-acquires-homeworld-ip scooped up]] the ''Homeworld'' license.
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