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Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Balthelion » Thu May 16, 2013 6:47 pm

Episode #1 - The Ace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKCXUOpG ... ss&index=1
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Balthelion » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:37 am

Episode #2: Avenging Angels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBV6kh9_ ... ss&index=2
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Episode #3: Out of the Dark, Into the Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW8mNC9Z ... ss&index=3
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Balthelion » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:18 pm

Episode #4: The Hammer & The Anvil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5BS4-J- ... ss&index=4
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Balthelion » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Belated update:

Episode #5 - First Strike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKKL0C0o ... ss&index=5
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Episode #6 - The Big Bang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q4-HzwO ... ss&index=6
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Balthelion » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:51 pm

Episode #7: Where Eagles Dare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5GKXztY ... ss&index=7
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Episode #8: Tenderiser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfp5t5bV ... ss&index=8
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Dumnomii » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:14 pm

Interested in the cut shot storyline, so stop dying will you so we can get to the next cut scene faster :)
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Balthelion » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:04 am

There aren't many cutscenes in the first game (Unless you are referring to the mission briefings, which asides from the graphics, I still think are pretty cool even today, some 17 years after the game came out!)

There is a cool cutscene in the final episode of the campaign though :mrgreen:

The sequel has some more interesting cutscenes, not to mention some notable voice-over actors.

If you think I die a lot now, wait until we reach the finale. They don't make games as difficult as they used to :mrgreen:
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Dumnomii » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:20 pm

Fot its age it doeshave to be said the graphics stand up pretty well even now. The jump gates are a bit odd just a few lines but the ship rendering , well at least over the fraps is pretty decent.
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Balthelion » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:49 am

The sequel holds up even better (And Holy crap, the size and firepower[/special effects of that firepower] of those ships).

Even more so given that there remains to this day a huge modding community around it (quite an achievement for a 1998 game), which among various total conversion has created an opensource update to the engine which makes it look even more modern and sexier.

Will have to see about getting that mod installed when I play through the sequel.

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As for the original game:

Think of the jump nodes as being invisible, and the green lines are just a shipboard UI to denote their locations.

Fraps is having to record in the games native 640x480 resolution (Hence why this series can only be in 480p at best), so it's done the best it can, but it'll still look a bit crappy if you fullscreen the video.
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Re: Let's Play Freespace: The Great War

Post by Balthelion » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:56 pm

Episode #9: Enter The Dragon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-ms0zR5 ... ss&index=9
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Episode #10: Triumph & Despair
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcN-y0Fp ... s&index=10
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(This video is a good one for plot OmNom - all of it - and no deaths! :mrgreen: )
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