Posted 25 September 2005 - 11:30 AM
Time for my two cents.
For best overall gameplay, Override definitely takes the cake. The whole intrigue elements plus the huge raging war between humanity and some savage aliens, and a wider, uninvolved galaxy of beings with the possibility of being drawn into it, and the fact that you can get along nicely without even ENTERING human or Voinian space. It's great.
EV Classic is right behind that for the ships. I LOVED the ships of EV Classic and felt that's something the next two lacked. There was truly something for every single play style, and I could never confine myself to one for more than a few days if I had the money because I wanted to try out something else. It was nice to bang around in a Kestrel, but then upgrading a Clipper into a heavy fighter or smashing people with the Rapier, or blowing the smitherines out of enemies in the Corvette... ahh. In Override none of the ships really got me going that much, so I just had fun with my UE Destroyer (a friggin devastating AND fast weapon when fully upgraded).
Nova was by far the best in looks and technology, as well as just how much cool stuff you can do with the engine. That said, I hated the storylines. None of them I found very satisfying to complete, and the Federation and Rebel ones were the only major storylines that really grabbed and held my interest prior to an unsatisfying conclusion. There was also the factor that there was SO much you could do, but... only with several pilots. That really put me off.
So, Override, followed by Classic, followed by a distant Nova for me.
Kestrel (Falcon NW Tiki) – 4.0 GHz i7 8086K / 32GB RAM / 2TB Samsung 960 Pro M.2, 2x480GB Intel 730 (RAID0), 10TB STX BarraCuda Pro / TITAN Xp 12GB
Iridium (MacBook Pro Mid-2012) – 2.7 GHz i7 3820QM / 16GB RAM / 2TB Samsung 850 Pro / GeForce GT 650M 1GB
Antimony (PowerBook G4 2001) – 1.0 GHz PPC 7455 / 1GB RAM / 512GB Micron M600 / Radeon 9000 64MB
When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.