Space Force: Rogue Universe PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -
Review Date: August 2007
Reviewer: Kyle Sudukis
Space Force: Rogue Universe
Space Force: Rogue
Universe is one those classic space RPG-strategy games where the
player creates their own avatar and flies through an amazing 3D
universe as they indulge themselves in a variety of campaigns.
Before engaging in the gaming environment, gamers must create their
characters and select the kind of occupation they wish their avatar
to have and needless to say when the profession of "Bounty Hunter"
came up, our selection was already made.
An open ended
beautiful and innovative 3D space environment; decorated with
stars, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, black holes, star
bases, floating cities and all ready for exploration,
development, trade, diplomacy, or conflict.
Player is able
to explore the galaxy as a member of one of 10 civilizations
placed on different starting locations across the universe
with a wealth of star vessels within beautiful constellations
make SpaceForce 2 an intriguing and exiting space game
True 64 bit HDR
rendering if card supports it, HDR fresnel, HDR specular, HDR
bloom and glow, star effect, tone mapping (adaptive exposure),
HDR antialiasing, blue shift
Each ship can be
modified in your own creative style by upgrading: speed, target
system, jammer, shield, armour, weaponry, afterburner, cargo
space and weight.
Once your character
is created, you are thrust into the world of Space Force: Rogue
Universe, almost as if a babe thrown into the woods because this is
your baptism of fire. Unfortunately when receiving some titles to
review, they do not come with instructions which made it a tad
difficult to work out the pros and cons of the characters and
control systems. Fortunately, as an apt gamer as myself I was able
to work out the controls in order to ensure that I didn't get
destroyed by my nearest enemy.
The gameplay of
Space Force: Rogue Universe contains a plethora of campaigns and
mini-missions as you fly around the galaxy, either for good or evil.
My favourite aspect of the title are the dog fights which really
gives you a sense that you part of the gaming environment and
nothing is more thrilling than letting loose a variety of missions
and weaponry to destroy your foes, especially when you were
Graphically, Space Force: Rogue Universe is a visual teat on the PC
with some gorgeously created 3D spaceships with high resolution
textures. The planets and especially asteroids are extremely
realistic and almost give you a sense of the Millennium Falcon
flying through the asteroid field in the Empire Strikes Back. The
explosions look great as are the weaponry effects from lasers to
The soundtrack of
Space Force Rogue Universe does suit the genre with its subtle
background ambience that has a real Star Wars and Star Trek feel to
it. The sound effects sound quite impressive as you hear explosions
and the sounds of huge space battles. The only downside to the sound
effects department is the sometimes mediocre voice acting that
sounds quite contrived at the best of times, although one cannot
help but sometimes giggle at how overdramatic some characters are.
In conclusion, a
walk down memory lane as this game is extremely reminiscent of games
such as Elite on the Commodore 64. Definitely an enjoyable game for
those that wish to conquer the stars in the tradition of Star Wars.
A little steep for those who have just gotten into gaming but
definitely worth it for those older and more experience gamers.
Check it out!