mattig89ch Dec 9, 2013 @ 11:02am
what is this game?
Hello all,

is this game like a typical space fighter game, just underwater? is if free roaming?

What else don't I know to ask?
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[UBF] ALT3NPFL3G3R Dec 9, 2013 @ 11:08am 
one of the sweetest shooters of all time, and a graphics sensation in izs time.
Coldhands Dec 9, 2013 @ 11:15am 
Yeah, if you've played Wing Commander, Freespace or Starlancer, you'll be pretty familiar with how Aquanox works. Aquanox II has a decent enough story, reasonable voice acting, and a fairly fun mission set. For a $1.24, it wont hurt you to check it out.
Gl@m0r0us /b/tard Dec 9, 2013 @ 11:23am 
Yep, i loved this game when i was younger.
With a discount it's definetly worth buying, hovewer, visuals may freighten you. It's not a Crysis.
mattig89ch Dec 9, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
never played wing commander, freespace, or starlancer. But I have played freelancer, if that helps. any other games that are kinda like the mechanics in this?

Originally posted by Gl@m0r0us /b/tard:
Yep, i loved this game when i was younger.
With a discount it's definetly worth buying, hovewer, visuals may freighten you. It's not a Crysis.

what do you mean?
AN UPSET Dec 9, 2013 @ 9:28pm 
Originally posted by Gl@m0r0us /b/tard:
hovewer, visuals may freighten you. It's not a Crysis.

The ironic part about that is that it was touted as a pretty game in '03 yet it was slow only due to excessive fill rate and multitexture rather than actually utilizing pixel and vertex shaders, and it still looked dated to me then...
Gl@m0r0us /b/tard Dec 9, 2013 @ 10:36pm 
Originally posted by mattig89ch:

Originally posted by Gl@m0r0us /b/tard:
Yep, i loved this game when i was younger.
With a discount it's definetly worth buying, hovewer, visuals may freighten you. It's not a Crysis.

what do you mean?

I mean that graphics and physics are 10 years old. Graphics is simillar to Freelancer, hovewer, so it may not be a problem for you.
There is no open world in this game, only linear campaign with some side quests, but, for me it have one of the best storyline and atmosphere in gaming. I don't know why, i just like it.
Mazryonh Dec 9, 2013 @ 10:39pm 
Originally posted by mattig89ch:
is this game like a typical space fighter game, just underwater? is if free roaming?

If you're thinking of a free-roam game like the X-Universe game series, you'll be very disappointed. You get to choose between a small variety of missions in every ingame area, buy new equipment and weapons, and you can outfit your subs however you like, but you can't go to different stations and new areas on your own (think of the older Mechwarrior: Mercenaries games for the PC).

The action is also rather arcade-y in style. Bullet-using weapons have infinite ammo and energy-based weapons rarely run out of ammo so as long as you have a decent generator on your submarine. The real challenge is how to stay alive in the earlier missions and discovering all the optional objectives ingame.

I find it funny that game reviewers at the time this was released complained about the lengthiness of the dialogue and how "meaningless" it was. Nobody complained about the VERY long "talking-heads" sequences in the Metal Gear Solid series a few years before this game's release, and in that series you can't even advance through paragraph-by-paragraph with the ability to replay the voice acting for each Codec sequence, like this game allows you to for conversations!
Last edited by Mazryonh; Dec 9, 2013 @ 10:42pm
Gl@m0r0us /b/tard Dec 9, 2013 @ 10:45pm 
Funny thing is, that in 2003 this game was practicaly a benchmark for top computers, something simillar to Crysis in 2007.
Mazryonh Dec 10, 2013 @ 1:02am 
Originally posted by Gl@m0r0us /b/tard:
Funny thing is, that in 2003 this game was practicaly a benchmark for top computers, something simillar to Crysis in 2007.

Some graphical features in the tech demos were removed for the final game, sadly. The plants on the ocean floor don't sway from side-to-side in the final game, for instance. You can see for yourself here:

http://youtu.be/xCNDz97crGM

I really wish the submarines in this game had muzzle flashes for their weapons. Without them something looks a bit "off" everytime they fire their non-torpedo weapons.
Nano [Lt. Dan] Shinonome Feb 25 @ 6:09pm 
It's a pretty fun game, I am doing a stream of it at my channel on twitch @ NanoShinonomeKappa. Feel free to tune in when I stream it, I have a schedule.
Mar044 Apr 14 @ 11:59pm 
Originally posted by Coldhands:
Yeah, if you've played Wing Commander, Freespace or Starlancer, you'll be pretty familiar with how Aquanox works. Aquanox II has a decent enough story, reasonable voice acting, and a fairly fun mission set. For a $1.24, it wont hurt you to check it out.

wow you know starlancer, i still play that game :D nothing like it ;p at least not for the feel of battlestar :D
jexbe Aug 8 @ 1:50am 
Moving into water is a bit different than space. Need remakes for update graphics of some space fight games ... in waiting dangerous frontier incoming
DaMuncha Aug 15 @ 2:06am 
Originally posted by Gl@m0r0us /b/tard:
Funny thing is, that in 2003 this game was practicaly a benchmark for top computers, something simillar to Crysis in 2007.
Crysis is still the benchmark for a low end gamnig computer.
Khaldrogo Aug 18 @ 7:00am 
WHAT a ♥♥♥♥ing peace of crap....i wanted to play with x-box controller...sloppy controls....u need atleast a joystick or u play with maus and keyboard (what i definitely not willing to do)

Another money waste for me.....
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