If it wasn't retro BSG, I wouldn't have bought it.
T. Proctor, Amazon
30 August 2010
Summary: If you have read the other reviews you already know the difficulty is too high early on and inconsistant through out the game. The sub par flight controls are not as precise or intuitive as the Star Wars: Starfighter or Ace Combat games. You spend most of your time haphazardly destroying swarms of enemies and hope you're killing the right ones to complete the mission.
Summary: Battlestar galactica is fun, albeit extremely difficult. The phrase "practise makes perfect" applies here like no other. The learning curve is quite steep, but once you master the Viper's (surprisingly) deep controls, you should do well. Pros: -Beautiful scenery, immersive environments -Ships are highly detailed and true to the original TV series -Fills the childhood urge to fly a Viper -Unlockable content (including original Ralph McQuarrie concept sketches) is...
Summary: If you played "Wing Commander" in the 90's you'll have a pretty good idea of the quality of this game. Play control is very generic. Sound is okay. Story is thin. I enjoyed it because I like the BSG series and enjoy blowing away a few "Toasters." My biggest complaint about this game is how dark everything is. And, no, it's not an issue with the contrast on my TV. The darkness and fast game play make it difficult to enjoy the Cylon ships, the Vipers and Battlestars.
Great Graphics, Story line and game play - BUT NOT EASY
Stephen L. Pepple, Amazon
30 August 2007
Summary: This game has been lots of fun for me. I have loved the Viper space fighter since the '70s (yes, I am probably really old compared to some of you gamers out there) and its been great to get to pilot one. The graphics are fantastic and I like that most of the feel of the game and the story line is drawn from the original series but that it gives several nods and has drawn many good elements from the new one as well. I love both shows...
Ronin Dave "Far be it for Logic to Stand in t..., Amazon
9 March 2006
Summary: This game makes me miss X-Wing Fighter from the old days. Why? Because they knew how to make a good space fighter game. BSG isn't all that bad. Some missions are fun but others are stress-inducing and no fun at all. I think some game-designers like the ones who designed this game confuse difficult and challenging with idiotically impossible and nerve-wracking. The missions are long and you can't save until you've beaten them.
Summary: For those of you like me, who were raised on PONG and Atari 2600, this is probably not the best game to start your PS2 experience. Egads. I got so frustrated with it, I tore it out of the unit and threw it across the room. When I get around to prying it out of the drywall, I might try it again. First of all, what the Frac is the objective ? It is not clear what you need to do to get past the first level.
Summary: I think we all now agree the first mission is rediculously difficult... so Im not going to repeat what others said. I will however offer another hint: If you target the "cylon leaders" and kill the leaders only.... the rest of the cylons will bugger off. So.... learn how to use missles and learn how to target.... and it will be a breeze. Now... for the rest. This game has some beautiful cut scenes and great acting for a video game.
Summary: I was stuck for a long time on the same part in the 1st mission as another rewiewer, where you have to (try and) save your wingmen from dying (right after you blow up the small satellites). I finally succeeded at getting through that stage by noticing that if you pump up "speed" vs. "power" on the missile tweaking menu, you get more missiles.
Summary: The Graphics of this game are awsome, sound also, but playability is just rediculous, even getting the hang of the game you are frustrated, they could have done it more realistic, it's a sad state when the troop carriers have more armor than a Basestar. Over all if your a fan of the show you will like it, however replay value is another story when or if you get through the frustration of getting through the 15 levels you will be happy to get rid of the game.
Summary: It's a very hard game. You are unable to save, which means you have to restart the game from the beginning. After awhile it becomes tedious, boring, & useless. There is no novice setting, and there are no tutorials. The manual is very vague. It only tells you that you can load a saved game, but it doesn't tell you how to save. Also, there is no place that I can see a device were you can activate a cheat code, even if it exists.