IMG Previews EV: Nova
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Ambrosia Software's releases are few and far between these days, but that is because their titles are gaining in ambition and depth with each release. The top of their "most wanted" list has to be Escape Velocity: Nova, the third in a series of epic space action/adventures famous for their branching plots and flexibility of gameplay. No mere sequel, EV:N grafts an enhanced graphics engine and an entirely new storyline onto the classic style of play many EV fans still play today. Here's an excerpt from the preview:
Like the original Escape Velocity and its sequel (Escape Velocity: Override), Escape Velocity: Nova is a game that continues to wrap itself around the player. After the application launches, players can form their own identity by choosing a pilot name, ship name and pilot gender. Configure the controls and sound volume to your desired settings and you’re off to make a difference within the universe.For the rest of the preview as well as screen shots, follow the link below.
Preview: Escape Velocity Nova
From this point on, the game is all up to the player. Like its predecessors, Escape Velocity: Nova keeps track of almost everything the player does within the game. The game uses a “big brother”-esque system that remembers the player’s movements. For example, if a player fires on a rebel ship in a section of space that allies itself with the rebellion, that player will be considered a criminal within that system and subject to rebel forces harassment any time they reenter that system. Like the horrors of high school social politics, everything you do can and will have a consequence throughout the rest of the game.
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