History VideoGame / TerraNovaStrikeForceCentauri

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* PoweredArmor: The game revoles around you piloting a fairly bulky but sophisticated military-grade combat model.

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* PoweredArmor: The game revoles revolves around you piloting a fairly bulky but sophisticated military-grade combat model.
18th Oct '15 5:52:38 PM ZemplinTemplar
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* AMechByAnyOtherName: Well, not exactly a typical mech, but the combat suits are referred to as "[=PBA=]s" (an acronym for "Powered Battle Armor").
18th Oct '15 5:41:20 PM ZemplinTemplar
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18th Oct '15 5:20:29 PM ZemplinTemplar
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A fansite of the game can be found [[http://www.ttlg.com/tnova/ here]].
18th Oct '15 5:08:36 PM ZemplinTemplar
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* FullMotionVideo: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y7H_vIiUU4 live-action cutscenes]]. (The backdrops or animated cutscenes of vehicles, exteriors, etc. are CGI, though.) Rather infamously, Looking Glass Studios invested quite a lot into making these (since they were all the rage in mid-1990s games), but the financial loses from this and ''Terra Nova'' sales underperforming led to long-term financial issues for the developer.

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* FullMotionVideo: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y7H_vIiUU4 live-action cutscenes]]. (The (However, interior backdrops or animated cutscenes of vehicles, exteriors, etc. are CGI, though.) Rather infamously, Looking Glass Studios invested quite a lot into making these (since they were all the rage in mid-1990s games), but the financial loses from this and ''Terra Nova'' sales underperforming led to long-term financial issues for the developer.
18th Oct '15 5:07:39 PM ZemplinTemplar
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* SceneryPorn: Despite the age of the game, the developers did their best to offer relatively realistically generated and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyA_evTJMRs life-like landscapes]], with highly varying environments. Even the particle effects are decent for the period.

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* SceneryPorn: Despite the age of the game, the developers did their best to offer relatively realistically generated and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyA_evTJMRs life-like landscapes]], with highly varying environments. Even The draw distance alone is impressive for 1996, and even the particle effects are decent for the period.
18th Oct '15 5:02:31 PM ZemplinTemplar
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''Terra Nova : Strike Force Centauri'' is a 1996 PoweredArmor combat SimulationGame developed by Creator/LookingGlassStudios. Set on the various planets and moons of the Alpha Centauri star system under colonisation, the game revolves around teams of powered armor pilots being deployed to fight rebel groups or bandits.

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''Terra Nova : Strike Force Centauri'' is a 1996 PoweredArmor {{powered armor}} combat SimulationGame {{simulation game}} developed by Creator/LookingGlassStudios. Set on the various planets and moons of the Alpha Centauri star system under colonisation, the game revolves around teams of powered armor pilots being deployed to fight rebel groups or bandits.
18th Oct '15 4:59:16 PM ZemplinTemplar
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* DropPod: The game's powered armor doubles as one during the final descent phase of the deployment at the start of each mission.
18th Oct '15 4:57:12 PM ZemplinTemplar
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Not to be confused with the television series ''Series/TerraNova''.




Not to be confused with the television series ''Series/TerraNova''.



* FullMotionVideo: The live-action cutscenes. Rather infamously, Looking Glass Studios invested quite a lot into making these (since they were all the rage in mid-1990s games), but the financial loses from this and ''Terra Nova'' sales underperforming led to long-term financial issues for the developer.

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* FullMotionVideo: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y7H_vIiUU4 live-action cutscenes. cutscenes]]. (The backdrops or animated cutscenes of vehicles, exteriors, etc. are CGI, though.) Rather infamously, Looking Glass Studios invested quite a lot into making these (since they were all the rage in mid-1990s games), but the financial loses from this and ''Terra Nova'' sales underperforming led to long-term financial issues for the developer.



* SceneryPorn: Despite the age of the game, the developers did their best to offer relatively realistically generated and life-like landscapes, with highly varying environments.

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* SceneryPorn: Despite the age of the game, the developers did their best to offer relatively realistically generated and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyA_evTJMRs life-like landscapes, landscapes]], with highly varying environments.environments. Even the particle effects are decent for the period.
18th Oct '15 4:53:55 PM ZemplinTemplar
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''Terra Nova : Strike Force Centauri'' is a 1996 PoweredArmor combat SimulationGame developed by Creator/LookingGlassStudios. Set on the various planets and moons of the Alpha Centauri star system under colonisation, the game revolves around teams of powered armor pilots being deployed to fight rebel groups or bandits.

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Not to be confused with the television series ''Series/TerraNova''.

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!!Tropes seen in the game:
* FullMotionVideo: The live-action cutscenes. Rather infamously, Looking Glass Studios invested quite a lot into making these (since they were all the rage in mid-1990s games), but the financial loses from this and ''Terra Nova'' sales underperforming led to long-term financial issues for the developer.
* PoweredArmor: The game revoles around you piloting a fairly bulky but sophisticated military-grade combat model.
* SceneryPorn: Despite the age of the game, the developers did their best to offer relatively realistically generated and life-like landscapes, with highly varying environments.
* SimulationGame: Of a soldier piloting powered armor and engaging in tactical combat on a fairly huge battlefield with plenty of varying terrain.
* TheSquad: You generally don't fight alone, but as a member of at least a small team of powered armor pilots.

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