Summary: Its complicated and will appeal to space-sim gamers that like a lot of depth and control over their own ship, fate. 3000AD have definitely stepped on the right track. It wins out with solid gameplay, freeroaming and multiplay with the inclusion of coop.
Excerpt: Stealth Combat is a vehicular futuristic tactical-shooter that combines tricky tactics with fast action and JARED ("Just Another Rapid Engine Design") 3D engine, from German developers DECK13 Interactive (formerly know as TriggerLab).
Excerpt: Genre : Action/Simulator Publisher: Dreamcatcher Developer: 3000AD Inc Release Date: January 12, 2004 It’s a bad sign when a game is the subject of at least two lawsuits prior to its release, a dubious honor that Universal Combat holds.
Excerpt: Whether you’ve heard of him or not, Derek Smart has consistently been a very hot subject to gamers at large, causing more than his fair share of controversy attempting to defend his games on forums or newsgroups, often leading to flame wars.
Conclusion: The franchise is still in jeopardy as a result of the ongoing dispute between Derek Smart and DreamCatcher Interactive regarding the game's lowered price tag. Derek Smart claims that the version of Universal Combat launched this January wasn't intended for the public, since it was, as he put it,...
Pros: Huge universe, a of variety careers, planets, ships, vehicles, and weapons, tons of options, can be fun if you're willing to master all the commands and ignore all the technical issues;
Cons: Buggy, sluggish, clearly incomplete, nothing essentially new since the previous game, disappointing presentation, extremely high learning curve.
Combat is a decent arcade-style shooter that should at least temporarily please newbies and anyone with an itchy trigger finger.
3 January 2002
Summary: If you think there's a shortage of gaming creativity these days, you need only look 25 years into the past to realize how good you have it. Back in the early 1970s, Early Video Game Man came home from battling dinosaurs only to find the most simplistic of home gaming systems and the most primitive...
Conclusion: Das Spiel Universal Combat hat positive aber auch negative Punkte über die man sprechen muss. Gefallen kann vor allen die riesige Spielumgebung. Diese ist wirklich gigantisch und bevor man alles gesehen hat vergehen einige Wochen. Auch die große Handlungsfreiheit macht Spaß.
Excerpt: In einer der ersten Missionen lernt man, unbemerkt an gegnerischen Panzern vorbeizufahren. Mit dem Niedergang von Topware habe dies nichts zu tun, meinte ein Sprecher von Triggerlab in seinem Internet-Forum, Stealth Combat verwende lediglich die gleiche 3D-Engine.
Conclusion: In der Theorie ist Universal Combat das ideale Spiel für alle Weltraum-Freaks, die in ein komplexes Universum abtauchen oder einfach nur eine große Schlacht erleben wollen. Doch die umständliche Steuerung, die hässliche Grafik und der nervige Sound degradieren das Spiel auf Anhieb.