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Alan Bell
Gallente
Shiva
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:17:00 - [1]
 

are there any other games similair to eve (like module slots) that are more of a first person shooter? (you control the ship, click to fire)

i used to play terminus, but i cant find that game anymore, and i might try something like independence war 2.

im hoping for a game with better graphics though.

Kirjava
Shiva
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:19:00 - [2]
 

If I recall from a demo - Nexus: The Jupiter incident is similar.

Xaroth Brook
Minmatar
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:20:00 - [3]
 

X3 ?

looks better than eve, but that also means it's more heavy than eve at some points.. plus it's got an ENORMOUS learning curve (you'd imagine eve would be hard to learn.. yet it took me 2 minutes to 'fly' in eve, where it took me 4 hours in X before i figgured out how NOT to crash into ****)

EvE's still better tho tbh.

Upset Trader
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:20:00 - [4]
 

Maybe x3? It's got a monolithic learning curve though.

Saffin
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:21:00 - [5]
 


Upset Trader
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:21:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Xaroth Brook
X3 ?

looks better than eve, but that also means it's more heavy than eve at some points.. plus it's got an ENORMOUS learning curve (you'd imagine eve would be hard to learn.. yet it took me 2 minutes to 'fly' in eve, where it took me 4 hours in X before i figgured out how NOT to crash into ****)

EvE's still better tho tbh.


Jinx. You owe me a coke.

Alan Bell
Gallente
Shiva
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:49:00 - [7]
 

that x3 game looks very nice. thank you for that info, downloading the full game right now, hopefully will be done sometime before i finish sleeping tonight and come back from the casino tomorrow.

Taua Roqa
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:51:00 - [8]
 

X3.

set aside a nice calm evening to play this game though, as an above poster said it took me some time to figure how to either not crash into things or otherwise shoot them.Mad

Kavol Valarius
Amarr
Original Ganksters
Destiny Corrupted.
Posted - 2007.12.15 11:51:00 - [9]
 

Forget X3, unless you get the version in its original East European voice acting. The english voice acting (as well as the animation and storyline) are absolutely laughable and horrible.

FreeSpace 2 on the other hand, while being rather old now, is far superior to the X1/2/3 line.

Darwin Duck
Evil Monkey Asylum
Wile E Coyote's
Posted - 2007.12.15 12:01:00 - [10]
 

Eve is based on Elite:frontier 2. They have just taken it to the next level and then some. The CEO of CPP said in an interview that he was a big fan of Elite in the early 90's and you can see the game is roughly based on Frontier: elite II.

Zaqar
Pator Tech School
Posted - 2007.12.15 12:49:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Kavol Valarius
Forget X3, unless you get the version in its original East European voice acting. The english voice acting (as well as the animation and storyline) are absolutely laughable and horrible.

FreeSpace 2 on the other hand, while being rather old now, is far superior to the X1/2/3 line.

Thing is, the storyline in X3 is about 5% of the total game. Judging it on that is like judging Eve by its agent missions.

lofty29
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.12.15 12:50:00 - [12]
 

Earth and Beyond?

Oh, you meant...

/runs for cover

Tarminic
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2007.12.15 13:05:00 - [13]
 


Crato
North Star Networks
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2007.12.15 13:06:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Crato on 15/12/2007 13:10:55
old game i played before eve was freelancer. You can play it offline and online.

freelancer link

wiki link

gamespot uk

iiOs
V0LTA
VOLTA Corp
Posted - 2007.12.15 13:20:00 - [15]
 

CCP, plz release the jita.exe- standalone server now !

It fires up jita, creates the lag, puts all the "OMG I can buy 900000 titans cause im so cool" in local. and have all the roids in place.


JaLooNz
Posted - 2007.12.15 13:34:00 - [16]
 

Freelancer
X2 / X3

Kavol Valarius
Amarr
Original Ganksters
Destiny Corrupted.
Posted - 2007.12.15 14:40:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Zaqar
Thing is, the storyline in X3 is about 5% of the total game. Judging it on that is like judging Eve by its agent missions.


Ok, point conceeded.

It was mostly the voice acting that really got on my nerves. The character animation is extremely subpar too. I just.. like my games polished, at least the single-player ones anyway. It just felt.. I don't know.. really rushed somehow.

Gallente Citizen2007041418
Posted - 2007.12.15 14:51:00 - [18]
 

Try Space Rangers 2. You might like it.

Mazarin Ninpei
Posted - 2007.12.15 15:03:00 - [19]
 

Freelancer is a very cool game. Kind of old by now, but I guess EVE is as well. VERY good story but more of a fps-ish feeling to it than the combat in EVE.

Forando
Interstellar Cowards
Posted - 2007.12.15 15:17:00 - [20]
 

I think, as mentioned loads of times in this thread, X3 is probably the closest you come to EVE 'Offline'. There's a lot of user made mods for it that adds a lot of interesting Pirat-AI and what not, loads of play hours in that game (..if you're in for a few hours of manual reading :p )

And yes Freelancer is a sweet little open-ended game. More twitch-gaming (arcade style) than X3. But it's sure to entertain for quite a while!

Not exactly 'in cockpit'-type of games, but worth a mention:

If you like the more empire-building aspect of EVE, Galactic Civilization II is an awesome game. It's turn-based strategy just like Civilization. Very nice AI, and great living community. You can play it Online also.

Homeworld (1/2) is the best RTS-type of space game I know that can be somewhat compared to EVE. Stunning looks and quite nice fights. Fun in multiplayer also! I know a while back some worked on a EVE-mod for that game, you might be able to dig up posts on this forum - I don't know if the process was halted or what?

Kirmok
Foyu Trading World
Posted - 2007.12.15 15:30:00 - [21]
 

I agree 95% with this:


Originally by: Forando
I think, as mentioned loads of times in this thread, X3 is probably the closest you come to EVE 'Offline'. There's a lot of user made mods for it that adds a lot of interesting Pirat-AI and what not, loads of play hours in that game (..if you're in for a few hours of manual reading :p )

And yes Freelancer is a sweet little open-ended game. More twitch-gaming (arcade style) than X3. But it's sure to entertain for quite a while!

Not exactly 'in cockpit'-type of games, but worth a mention:

If you like the more empire-building aspect of EVE, Galactic Civilization II is an awesome game. It's turn-based strategy just like Civilization. Very nice AI, and great living community. You can play it Online also.

Homeworld (1/2) is the best RTS-type of space game I know that can be somewhat compared to EVE. Stunning looks and quite nice fights. Fun in multiplayer also! I know a while back some worked on a EVE-mod for that game, you might be able to dig up posts on this forum - I don't know if the process was halted or what?



Galactic civilization 2 is fun. X3 is intriguing but I couldn't get into it due to the learning curve. However those ships look HOT!

Cruthensis
Gallente
Xeno Tech Corp
Self Destruct.
Posted - 2007.12.15 15:35:00 - [22]
 

I'll put it this way.

I used to play X3 a LOT. Then I found Eve. X3 hasn't been installed for a good while now. Eve makes it look cheap and shoddy tbh.

X3 does have a bit of a learning curve it's true, but I think Eve's (overall) is a larger and richer experience.

Patch86
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2007.12.15 16:06:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Forando

Homeworld (1/2) is the best RTS-type of space game I know that can be somewhat compared to EVE. Stunning looks and quite nice fights. Fun in multiplayer also! I know a while back some worked on a EVE-mod for that game, you might be able to dig up posts on this forum - I don't know if the process was halted or what?



AFAIK, its still in development. Irritatingly they're not allowed to replace semi-finished versions to the public for testing, under their agreement with CCP.

Rawr Cristina
Caldari
Naqam
Posted - 2007.12.15 17:38:00 - [24]
 

Freelancer, Freespace, etc are pretty much entirely combat-orientated with no focus whatsoever on half the things you'd find in EVE. X3 probably comes closest due to the fact there's an actual economy (though relatively simplistic and the AI dosen't compete with you or anything) and the station-building system is wonderful.

Nothing quite like finding an unexplored ore-rich system in the middle of nowhere, setting up a station loop so you never have to provide external resources to any of them and then feeding it all into your HQ to pump out all the ships you'd ever need - Then throwing them into a Xenon sector to see how long they last Shocked

Shipyard/HQ in an unexplored sector
Docking with my carrier
New Jita complex system Shocked
Watching my fighters duke it out with Xenon

It's quite fun for a while, though the appeal dosen't last forever (but I guess that's the nature of singleplayer games) It's no EVE and it most certainly is no Elite II: Fronter, but it's a great game nontheless.

000Hunter000
Gallente
Missiles 'R' Us
Posted - 2007.12.15 17:40:00 - [25]
 

what they said, X3, or if u want to start off with something easier, try X2 or even Freelancer, i think freelancer in particular is still a very good game tbh.

JamesTalon
Caldari
The Knights Templar
R.A.G.E
Posted - 2007.12.15 18:31:00 - [26]
 

For X3, make sure you get the newest patch and do not start it up without it. They originally had Starforce protection on it, which messed up peoples computer pretty badly. Patch version 2+ I believe it is removed the starforce protection, as well as I believe the need for the actual disc. And as others said, it can be fun for a bit, but it does start to get boring after a while, since it is in the end only single player.

Draydin
Amarr
Posted - 2007.12.15 18:32:00 - [27]
 

If your looking for a good single player, module oriented FPS, then I can think of nothing better then mech warrior (I like MW4, merceneries best). It may be old, but its dang fun. It of course has a great multiplayer mode, but nobody seems to play it online anymore. In anycase I like to play it when I go on road trips, or anytime when I cant get internet connection.

Gel Kolea
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2007.12.15 18:43:00 - [28]
 

MW4 is garbage that crapped all over the Mechwarrior franchise.

If you really want to play a Mechwarrior game, look for MW2 or MW2: Mercs. Neither will work on XP alone, so you'll need DOSbox, IIRC.

Sins of a Solar Empire, which has yet to be released, looks vaguely Eve-like...however, that's an RTS. It's being done by the same guys who did GalCivII

Dravius Luxor
Minmatar
Independent Galactic Network
Posted - 2007.12.15 19:25:00 - [29]
 

EV Nova is Eve Offline!

And you can fly Polaris Ships, and use wormholes...

...and take over the galaxy system by system...


Mikal Drey
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2007.12.15 19:27:00 - [30]
 

i cant believe noones mentioned HOMEWORLD ! ! !



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