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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2007, 03:54:52 PM »
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The only criticism I have is that with the sheer amount of pilot chatter going on, and the level to which the voices are distorted, it can be really difficult to follow what's going on, especially when it's happening while you're in the middle of a furball with 6 raiders. That's not a slight on the voice actors, who are brilliant, or the writing, which is very authentic. It just all comes at you very quickly and is sometimes quite hard to understand. I tried to not have to look at the subtitles, but found that I had to many times (which is another issue, the timing on the subtitles is often a bit wonky, with them either disappearing too soon or showing up too late or not at all). I think the 'pacing' (for want of a better word) of the dialogue could use a little bit of work for the full version. Big, big props to the writer(s) and actors, though. You made me feel like I was right there. :D


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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2007, 04:43:57 PM »
Hello I've been watching the progress of this for about 2 years now and I have to agree with what's been said above, the demo lived up to all my own expectations and I'm looking forward to the full release.

The voice overs added greatly and I found it really helped draw me in and build the atmosphere. Creating campaigns for Xwing vs Tie Fighter and Xwing Alliance myself, it is difficult at times to draw players in and I think you've achieved this extremely well!
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2007, 04:54:33 PM »
Usually I wouldn't put that amount of chatter in a mission during combat but in the case of Birth of a Legend it was rather central to the plot.

That said I'll work with Oddaelan to make sure it's easier to follow what's going on next time. Cause if you watch something like Scar (Which I watched you won't believe how many times while preparing for this mission) you can see that the pilots do like yakking away to each other. :D

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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2007, 05:29:05 PM »
Good: The voice acting is top, state-of-the-art, high class, professional sounding earcandy.
Bad: Well, you've heard it, it's a bit much.
Good: The random factor is a nice touch.
Bad: Didn't know where else to put it, since it's not a bug or tech problem per se, but if you're already of chasing Scar in "Birth of a Legend" and your wingman (I think Nova) buys it, you get the whole "go play babysitter" line again. Is that intentional?
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2007, 05:31:24 PM »
Oh! I noticed a bad thing!!!

In one of the Command briefings, the text says (in reference to a ship) 'she' but the voice actor says 'it'. :p
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2007, 05:41:52 PM »
Just finished. Excellent Demo! Scar is a bastard.

I was hoping for a little more, but that's the price of a demo.

Caveat:    Either there wasn't an explanation on the asteroid targeting, or I missed it. I had to run that 'Birth of a Legend' one twice because of that. I didn't know what rocks were supposed to be shot.
Scar is a bastard.

Personal Caveat:    This showed me that I'm more than a little rusty. I ran it on 'very easy' and I was having a problem targeting - lining up the relatively small red reticle.

Scar is a bastard.

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   This felt like the show. That in itself made for a lot of squee-ish fanboy moments.
The chatter didn't bother me at all. In fact, it enhanced the realism for me.
I didn't have a problem understanding any of the dialog.
If anything, this proves to me that games like this can be made without all the hoohah of corporate bullcrap.

Oh, and...

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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2007, 05:58:48 PM »
He's meant to be one. Starbuck said that he was as good as she was. The player should not have an easy time with him.

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Bad: Didn't know where else to put it, since it's not a bug or tech problem per se, but if you're already of chasing Scar in "Birth of a Legend" and your wingman (I think Nova) buys it, you get the whole "go play babysitter" line again. Is that intentional?

It's a bug.  And it will be fixed in the patch.

Karajorma kicks himself. Actually if all my bugs are of that sort of level of rarity and that minor I won't be to unhappy. :o

Incidentally how did you get Nova killed?

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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2007, 06:04:45 PM »
So....whens the full thing coming out?

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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2007, 06:09:09 PM »
when it's done.:p
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2007, 06:11:18 PM »
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when it's done.:p


Well, hopefully before the whole affair is shut down by the copyright holders, as it always seems happening with these kinds of fan made projects... :/

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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2007, 06:35:51 PM »
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Bad: Didn't know where else to put it, since it's not a bug or tech problem per se, but if you're already of chasing Scar in "Birth of a Legend" and your wingman (I think Nova) buys it, you get the whole "go play babysitter" line again. Is that intentional?

Do you actually see Scar? I mean the actual, factual, rusted, lovable bastard Scar?
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2007, 06:57:02 PM »
From what I could tell he wasn't really rusted or 'scared' yet, I think the episode Scar takes place a few weeks after they have been mining? I dunno
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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2007, 07:04:17 PM »
Ahhh, so that tricky Raider at the end was Scar, I thought he was a little easy, then again I was on easy...
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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2007, 07:04:24 PM »
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Do you actually see Scar? I mean the actual, factual, rusted, lovable bastard Scar?


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« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2007, 07:09:59 PM »
By your command.
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