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September 26th, 2014, 15:51
So the day has come, Starpoint Gemini 2 is finished and ready for todays release.

Called by many players "a spiritual successor to Freelancer", Starpoint Gemini II is an action space-sim combined with diverse RPG elements.

Control various space ships, ranging from small and agile gunships to lumbering, but deadly carriers. Explore, trade, and research in a star system no longer hindered by loading points. The entire Gemini star system is now one giant area thanks to the implemented streaming technology. Gain experience and upgrade your skills to change the tide of even the fiercest space battles.

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September 26th, 2014, 16:05
Looks good!

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September 26th, 2014, 16:16
Already bought it, will be playing at some point probably soon…..but Divinity has me firmly in its' grasp at the moment.
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September 26th, 2014, 21:07
Already in my library too! Will give it a spin soon!

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September 27th, 2014, 05:21
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Already bought it, will be playing at some point probably soon…..but Divinity has me firmly in its' grasp at the moment.
I think it'd be a good idea to stick with that.

I've only barely started but the story has me worried. The bugs have me worried, too. They're getting a patch ready to take care of the problem where you main quest questmarker vanishes on you if you quit and restart. I think I'll wait for the hot fixes to calm down before playing.

It's still way too early to judge but I've moved into "cautiously pessimistic" mode now.
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September 27th, 2014, 05:31
No worries, I don't think I could stop Original Sin now, even if I tried. I just had a fight in the snow with something called a Guardian, and I swear it was a 30 minute fight. Thank goodness I made a real tank, my mages could barely touch the thing.
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September 27th, 2014, 05:35
A pity, some of those touch-ranged spells really pack a whallup!
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September 28th, 2014, 06:11
Well, the story isn't as bad as I was thinking in the beginning but it's still pretty weak. I'm not terribly far into it but I'll be shocked if the story gets good at all.

Enemy AI seems ultra-weak. Oh hard difficulty I just blew up a Bishop Battleship with my starting gunship and I really haven't upgraded it all that much. I just flew by it, turned around, slowed down, and sat behind it as it slowly tried to move and turn. It's side mounted light turrets were shooting at me but the side and rear heavy weapons did nothing. The ship has 4 times the number of troopers I've got, too, but they just sat on their ship until I chipped away all its hull. There was no sign of any fighter wings, either. The devs have said that more advanced AI is in the works but not ready to be released yet.

Sidequests are also not in the game yet - to be released soon.

Still, the basics of the game are quite good. The music is well done and the graphics are pretty nice. Earning money can be fairly fun. For all my griping, I'm still having fun in there.
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September 29th, 2014, 10:27
What's the deal lately with so games being released before they're finished?

Anyone play the first game? How was that?
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September 29th, 2014, 10:40
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What's the deal lately with so games being released before they're finished?

Anyone play the first game? How was that?
I can't recommend the first game as it was never properly patched.

The Metacritic Score for Starpoint Gemini says it all at a low 46.

As for finishing the game the sequel has been on Early Access for over two years getting patched. Personally I'm getting tired of half finished releases on Steam also.

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September 29th, 2014, 11:29
I bought this a while ago, and it seemed to be ok. Haven't really checked it out since. Not sure why I bought it, because it doesn't seem to have much of a story - so I probably won't play it.

Does it have multiplayer?
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September 29th, 2014, 16:46
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
I can't recommend the first game as it was never properly patched.
What needs to be patched exactly? Or is it just buggy in general?
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September 30th, 2014, 02:47
No multiplayer.

Things What's Need Patching

1. They're finding bugs in the main campaign and patching them on a daily basis. (The main campaign was NOT part of the Early Access.)

2. Sidequests are AWOL.

3. Enemy combat AI is really weak. They're working on more advanced AI but its only around half done. This one scares me a bit because, if these things start using their troops and start flying smart, it's going to play hell with the balance.

4. We're supposed to be able to see rifts, which act as quick (and free) ways to get from A to B, on the map but that's currently broken. I actually kinda like that this feature is missing because it makes the rifts a lot more exciting when you don't know exactly where it will take you!

I should say again, though, that I *am* having fun despite the problems. Finding ways to make money is fun. Finding ships that fit your play style is fun. The battles, despite the weak AI, are fun (what they lack in brains they make up for with sheer firepower). The exploration is really fun, too. This is a BIG place!

A lot of folks seem to be getting creamed when it comes to buying ships. They just assume that getting a bigger ship means it will be better than the smaller ship at pretty much everything.
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September 30th, 2014, 11:55
Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
I should say again, though, that I *am* having fun despite the problems. Finding ways to make money is fun. Finding ships that fit your play style is fun. The battles, despite the weak AI, are fun (what they lack in brains they make up for with sheer firepower). The exploration is really fun, too. This is a BIG place!
I'm assuming it's a big improvement over SPG 1 then? I tried the demo for that game today and was less than impressed.
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October 1st, 2014, 02:23
I only played the first game close to release. It was in a pretty bad way at the time and I never came back after maybe a dozen hours of play.
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October 1st, 2014, 06:19
Yeah this one is gonna be going the full wait on patches for me. So like, maybe by Valentine's day or something.
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October 7th, 2014, 13:46
Yea, the dev team is doing the patches all the time and thats realy a good thing. Hope the new one will make the game more stabilsed.

But its a fun game, enjoying it
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