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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:04PM Fraul Pench said

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Do want.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:06PM LordCrowman said

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You know, I was okay with the on rails space combat announcement.

Now, I'm REALLY okay with it. That looks like a lot of fun.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:08PM End Dream said

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Say what you want about it being on rails.. it looks freaking fun!!!!!

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:11PM Canucklehead said

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I am certain that Bioware will do a good job with whatever format for space combat is chosen, but the issue is the DESIRE for sandbox-exploration gameplay as well. These may be precieved as 'mini-games' dispite how much fun they may or may not be.

I hope to hear that a sandbox-exploration concept is in the works to compliment the depicted gameplay. Again, I am not saying that the current version will not be fun; I'm saying that many (myself included) would love to explore space...and maybe gank some Sith :)

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:12PM zangarth said

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I wasnt really excited about this game but that video made me remember how cool the old star wars was. Before the age of jar jar.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:11PM Faryon said

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Looks fun. Hopefully they will eventually expand it to a more open version similar to the JTL expansion for SWG so we can have some cool pvp dogfights.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:13PM DarthDan said

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It looks nice, but the reactive voice library needs to be thoroughly extensive for it to work. If our character keeps repeating the same ten lines of dialogue in an asteroid littered dogfight, I think most of us will end up turning it off.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 8:17PM (Unverified) said

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STARFOX!
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 8:25PM DarthDan said

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Slippy: "Deeyada dabeeda dip dip"

Falco: *deep voice* "Budobee babo!"
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Posted: Aug 19th 2010 5:45AM (Unverified) said

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Considering the amount of dialogue they talked about having as far back as prior to E3, i'm sure they have dozens if not hundreds of different responses for this stuff, from probably a dozen or more different computers/pilots/co-pilots.
I wasn't really thrilled when i first heard about it being a rail shooter in space. This video does make it look a lot more fun though. Have to see what impact it really has in the game i guess, and what all you can and must do with it once you buy/earn your ship. I suppose in the end it may end up like crafting in most mmos, if you dont like it, you dont do it.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:14PM (Unverified) said

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Looks... unimpressive, honestly. Shiny graphics, but still nothing more than a minigame. I really hope they flesh it out more.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:15PM Arkanaloth said

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yep, rail shooter.. but by the looks of it, a decent one.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:19PM Dratyan said

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I'm getting really excited about this game, can't wait for it. Too bad there's fire and sound on the outter space, though :P

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:32PM (Unverified) said

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Well there could be sonic pulses in space, and er....plasma fire....hey the sun is on fire right??
Bah stop looking behind the curtain! Just enjoy it! I mean seriously a laser sword somehow restricted to a certain length is silly too but i bet youve secretly swung something around your bedroom pretending it was a lightsaber!
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:59PM DarthDan said

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@ dratyan

Star Wars has never been cold, realistic science fiction. As there is sound in the space scenes in the Star Wars movies, taking that sound out for a video game would be a very poor decision on countless levels. If you want a realistic space simulator, you'll probably want to play the MMO that Nasa is developing. Just food for thought.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 4:56PM JustPlainJim said

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Okay, as much as I in the camp of "shut up and enjoy it because it's awesome", my inner nerd is compelled to correct danarchy. Sonic pulses couldn't exist in a vaccum because any sound is the result of molecules hitting each other and there aren't enough molecules close enough to each other in empty space for sound to travel.

All that said, I tend to ingore such things as it would make most any sci-fi series set in space very. very. VERY boring.

And to make this a bit more on-topic: I was slightly nervous when they said space combat would be on-rails (though who doesn't have fond memories of StarFox?), but after seeing this, I'm excited!
And I feel the urge to bust out Rogue Squadron again...
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 5:21PM Dratyan said

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I'm not saying I don't like Star Wars or that I'm not playing the game, cause I do like and I will play it.

And I do think it wouldn't be fun without sound and explosions!
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 5:36PM Eamil said

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"Okay, as much as I in the camp of "shut up and enjoy it because it's awesome", my inner nerd is compelled to correct danarchy. Sonic pulses couldn't exist in a vaccum because any sound is the result of molecules hitting each other and there aren't enough molecules close enough to each other in empty space for sound to travel."

Wasn't a sonic bomb used in space in one of the prequels? I think he was referring to that. ;-)
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Posted: Aug 18th 2010 3:58PM phatbhuda said

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The sound you're hearing is what happens when the stray particles from the weapon fire hits the microphone on the camera.

Or it's the sound of the weapon's fire from within the cockpit of the firing craft.

Sounds in space are fine for me in Star Wars because they never make a big deal about it.

Then there's the scene in the Wing Commander movie where they rig their ship to "run silent" and everyone has to stop talking and moving around like on a submarine. Ugh.

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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:23PM Jade Effect said

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Can't say I'm looking forward to space flight simulation, since it's not something I want to play in a MMO. I just hope it isn't something that the game requires the player to do a lot, like mandatory flying missions to get past certain points in the game, or taking down thousands of enemy ships so you can earn enough faction points to buy that cool loot/ship/whatever.

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