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Re: [Star Citizen News]Chris Roberts announces new Space Sim "Star Citizen"
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I, however, fully agree with Chips. This project could be a return to fame for space sims, whether you want to believe that or not. It's the first space sim in a long, long time that has garnered widespread media attention across the entire gaming scene.

You can talk about the bazillion Kickstarter space sims, but the truth is that many of them are orders of magnitude smaller in scope and visibility than Star Citizen. I'm not personally convinced that SC is the game I want (far from it, even), but I'm willing to back it for the sake of the genre.

If it succeeds, it will be a wake-up call to the industry, showing that space sims can still be made even today. If it fails, space sims will get to survive, barely, away from the spotlight as they have for the past decade.

@OP: 20 games in the past ten years is a dead genre. No other genre has put out so few games in such a long period of time, and if you're still using that list I saw you trotting about, there's like a quarter of those "games" that are mods for FS2Open or X expansions.

But hey, honestly, I did not expect anything else coming from you. I also know I won't convince you. I'm just attempting to stem the utter negativity that's exuding from every post you're writing.

Posted on: 2012/10/18 23:45
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Re: [Star Citizen News]Chris Roberts announces new Space Sim "Star Citizen"
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wish i had the money to give a big wad, but i wont before the date ends to give anything. makes me sad

Posted on: 2012/10/19 0:20
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Re: [Star Citizen News]Chris Roberts announces new Space Sim "Star Citizen"

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This is an excerpt of the Freelancer review from Gamespot.
http://www.gamespot.com/freelancer/re ... reelancer-review-2912041/
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When Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts announced that he was leaving Origin Systems, fans of his games were concerned that he had abandoned the space simulation genre. In 1999, those concerns were replaced with eager anticipation when Roberts announced that his next game, Freelancer, would be one of the most ambitious space simulations yet. But then Roberts left the project, and gradually several of its more innovative features were scaled down or dropped altogether while its target release date was constantly postponed. Freelancer has finally arrived, and while it's not the revolutionary title it initially promised to be, it delivers the exact combination of addictive and accessible gameplay that the genre has needed for a long time.


Gives me a mixed feeling of deja vu and foreshadowing. Let's just hope Roberts has learned from the past and his ambitions will turn into reality. I can already tell that they will miss the deadline. No way they can finish all of it in 2 years unless they finished major components of the game mechanics for the open world part by now.

What do you guys think about the fact that the story does not play in the Freelancer universe? I think it's good and bad. First of all as much as I enjoyed Freelancer, the story was kinda weird. On the other hand, the website has pages and pages of story and we'll have no other choice but suck it all in to get an idea about the new universe. It will take a while to learn everything. :/

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IF 20 games (and I mean games, not just mods) are a dead genre then everything except First Person Shooters or Real Time Strategy is dead with the difference that the people from the other genre games dont cry that much.

And if you say that FS2Open games or the various X games are nothing but mods then in conclusion Star Citizen is just another crysis mod too. That also means that every game based on the source engine is just a Halflife2 mod. That would be equal judgement based on game engines.

Timmy, yeah... hmm...
did see the lol but obviously ignored it, bad habit.

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Seriously?

I'm sorry but I don't have time to debunk such bullshit.

Posted on: 2012/10/19 18:19
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I'm with Chips and FF here.

I don't care what you think about the project. This is the best shot the space sim genre has gotten in the past ten years for a revival.

I've often wondered to myself what it would take to bring back the space sim genre. Not necessarily in the spotlight mind you, but visible enough that it's a real genre that people make games for. A genre that people talk about and can find the funding to make large AAA games with. A genre about as accepted and diverse as the racing game.

My conclusion was always that it would take one of two things. Either somebody highly visible comes out of nowhere with a lot of money and strong marketing, or a respectable and established studio that can afford to take a big loss decides to do something radical and risk making a AAA space sim.

In a bizarre twist of fates, the first scenario is happening right now in front of us. This is a project with a big name behind it, with a big and flashy enough demo to wow the average consumer, and potentially with the money to even attempt something on the scale of a AAA space sim. This is our chance. I don't care what you think about Chris Roberts, his reputation, or Star Citizen itself. If this game fails, we won't get another shot at this for who knows how long.

THAT is why I'm backing this. THAT is why I support this game. Am I worried that Roberts could be pulling a Peter Molyneux? Absolutely, but this is a chance I'm willing to take. If nobody takes that chance, then we are guaranteed to get nothing, and you can rest easy in your knowledge that your cynicism was rewarded.

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Why485 wrote:

THAT is why I'm backing this. THAT is why I support this game. Am I worried that Roberts could be pulling a Peter Molyneux? Absolutely, but this is a chance I'm willing to take. If nobody takes that chance, then we are guaranteed to get nothing, and you can rest easy in your knowledge that your cynicism was rewarded.


Completely agree with this post! Well said!

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What he said! LOL

Risking my £20/$30 is a price worth paying for something I want to play, after all what space sim released in the last ten years other than FL deserves our attention!

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NOT being a SMART A$$ I can tell only one thing.
Can't wait to see this game how ever it may look like in the end ! Open in new window

After all, this game will be slightly (I believe) adjusted by players and their mass demands (which maybe some will not like) by the fact they support its development. Open in new window

Shame I have no option to donate any cash from my country (even I had some), and most likely, in beginning, youtube will be my experience how it feels like playing it Open in new window


After all, dont see a reason why we all cant be happy that its moving, after years of waiting, in some direction, either good or bad - doesnt matter! Open in new window

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Oh hey look a thread on the Starport with OP posting in it, and suddenly everyone is at each other's throats.

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Gentlemen, get at my throat now, for I am about to throw controversial things in here.

The space sim genre is very unpopular, inactive, and to many players even unknown. Now, that there are still space sim games produced doesn't change the fact that the genre is more or less dead.

On the other hand, realising this may sure indicate a healthy perception, but only as far as the facts go. To say there is no chance of revival is a self-fulfilling prophecy and not one of those any of us would be happy to face.

As to Freelancer: It is about time we grow up and stop working toward any gain. We may drag about a hundred players into it, we may bring some back or hold some for a few more years. Expecting more is futile and if the expectation is our reason to work, than we either should start looking for a better reason or stop working.

That being said, thank you, Why. And while I disagree with what Bob implies with his latest post (there was trouble with this thread sure before OP jumped in), I think I can extract a secondary message there. We probably wouldn't be at each other's throats if those of us who do make the difference would be here because they still (or at all) enjoy it.

I tried to restrain myself from posting in here. I just couldn't bear looking at it going down that dirty old road again.

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Crowdfunding pretty much ensures anyone can have a crack at making anything they want anytime they want now. I'll back this game, but I wont be doing it cos I'm scared it might mean the death of a genre, I could care less, I'll do it because I think I might like to play it. This is business, and he's lucky enough to be doing a job he likes, he's not doing anyone any favours.

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this is a large Community - faced mainly on one Space Sim and it is (in my eyes) a successfull Community which covered a lot of things which went worse to the good of those who likes to play FL.

Also after many years this game is still active.

Now their seems to be someone bringing a wake up call into the genre again. If i remember correct, when i first started to play FL in 2003, it technically wasn't the best Space Sim but it survied - until now.

There was a few Games lately trying to start a space sim, which failed but having a look to eve shows an example of a really successfull Space Sim - shows: their is a base of potential customers and even a base of loyal players (everyone of us for example).

Pointless imO to crashtalk an attempt for doing something down instead of helping to keep it upgiving a chance to it.

Better:

Let's have a look,
offer help if wanted,
try to promote it on your sites
and with luck we have a follower of our game.

Additional to this Chris Roberts is on it - the chance of a better start for this Game Type.

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>>> If this is the solution, i want to have my problem back! <<<
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