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Superchicken

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#1 16 years ago

I have never played SFC3, but it looks cool. I do have Klingon academy and was wondering if they are similar. Do they play pretty much the same ?




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#2 16 years ago

Never played KA, but I know some who have, and from what they tell me it's similar in game play. If I remember correctly, you can customize your ships in KA, that's a major part of SFC3. If you can get a copy of it, definately play it. the Dynaverse campaigns keep the story going long after you've finished the single player versions. Playing on GSA is just sad, as most people use stock versions and use uber tactics to win. It's just sad is all it is.




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#3 16 years ago

Never played KA, ChrisMunroe says SFC3 comes second behind KA.




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#4 16 years ago
[email protected] (Mirror)Never played KA, ChrisMunroe says SFC3 comes second behind KA.

Klingon Academy is pretty good. Coming in second makes SFC3 sound like a good investment though. Thanks for the info, I've been eyeballing where I might get a copy.:rock:




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#5 16 years ago
[email protected] (Mirror)Never played KA, ChrisMunroe says SFC3 comes second behind KA.

Now THATS just a personal opinion. Anyway, Starfleet Command 3 is still a great game in my eyes. It is similar in many aspects to Klingon Academy, But there are some differences. First of all, you cannot move up and down, only forwards/backwards, and left/right. You CAN refit your ships with different weapons, engines, armour, etc. It has a pretty good sory, too. The only thing that really bugs me is the maximum of six ships in Skirmish (Skirmish is like Quick Battle in KA). If you do get SFC3 (I recommend it), it is highly suggested to get a mod for it, or else you may become bored. There are a LOT of great mods, I suggest Unity, Generations at War, Dominion Wars, Rise of Kingdoms, Near Distant Future, or Alternate Universe. Try at least one. You won't be disappointed!




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#6 16 years ago

I'm all about mods. :nodding: They are the reason Battlefield 42 and Nam continue to be fun long after the initial buy. Great suggestions, thanks.




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#7 16 years ago

I have both games and, personally, I prefer SFC3 to KA. Klingon Academy is more of a traditional flight simulator game and is played in 3D space, unlike the Stafleet Command games. It's very similar to Starfleet Academy, except they redid the interface so it actually works. With Klingon Academy, you actually have a respectable hud, unlike Starfleet Academy. The two main things I don't like about Klingon Academy is that you control these starships as if they were overgrown fighters and it's way too easy for ships to collide with one another.




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#8 16 years ago

Space combat is three-dimensional. Starships have to evolve to overgrown fighters. The Big E from TOS, in original concepts, was supposed to be powerful in all aspects, inertial dampeners having no stress when quick 180┬░ turns can be done, barrel rolls pretty simple. In fact, the famous Star Trek: New Voyages fanfilm does what budgets and technology in the 1960s couldn't do: Make the ship look powerful. Even before then, I liked the way KA ran. The "overgrown fighter" aspect is something realistic in 3D space if one intends to control a ship that can manuver quite well in space, despite its size. And the best part of KA is that it's more diverse than SFC3 will ever be in many ways, period. More celestial objects to play around nearby or even in, more species and more ships to play as or with or against (as well as more-unique weapons for each species), a well-done single-player "campaign", etc.

The Starfleet Command series is a good series to play around with. But if you truely want to play a Starfleet Command game, trust me on this: Don't get SFC3. If you want a TNG game, you can always replace the models and sounds just fine. SFC1 is even more-complex and more-interesting than SFC3, with more diversity in species/government choosing (actually about as, if not slightly more-so than its KA counterpart, having six races/governments and a lot of different types of ships for each, able to play a campaign with one). SFC Volume 2: Empires at War is even better than SFC with more ship diversity, better modability and graphics, two more races/governments to choose from, and a great single-player storyline involving the Organians bringing the Interstellar Concordium into our part of the galaxy to wreak havoc in the name of peace. SFC: Orion Pirates is basically SFC Volume 2 with even more weapons and ships to choose from, as well as the addition of another type of campaign, able to play as eight additional "races"... Not so much as "races" as much as Pirate Syndicates, each paralleling a certain government/race. I believe you're able to play the SFC Volume 2 main campaign on this, I'm unsure...

I got bored with SFC3. Sure, better graphics, a nice sun as a model instead of sprites, TNG being the stock, etc. But gameplay was more dumbed-down than there was in additions, and less diversity in ships, weapons, and governments/races to choose from. If you ask me, it was a failed attempt at a TNG version of SFC. You can TNGify SFC1 or SFCv2/OP easily if you know where to look for the right models and sounds.

So I'd reccomend either SFC Volume 2 or SFC: Orion Pirates. Either-or will do.




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#9 16 years ago

IMHO, KA is much better than SFC3... it's just a cleaner, more realistic game... the only problem is though, ive never been able to find mods for it :(




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#10 16 years ago
Chris JohnsonSpace combat is three-dimensional. Starships have to evolve to overgrown fighters. The Big E from TOS, in original concepts, was supposed to be powerful in all aspects, inertial dampeners having no stress when quick 180┬░ turns can be done, barrel rolls pretty simple. In fact, the famous Star Trek: New Voyages fanfilm does what budgets and technology in the 1960s couldn't do: Make the ship look powerful. Even before then, I liked the way KA ran. The "overgrown fighter" aspect is something realistic in 3D space if one intends to control a ship that can manuver quite well in space, despite its size. And the best part of KA is that it's more diverse than SFC3 will ever be in many ways, period. More celestial objects to play around nearby or even in, more species and more ships to play as or with or against (as well as more-unique weapons for each species), a well-done single-player "campaign", etc. The Starfleet Command series is a good series to play around with. But if you truely want to play a Starfleet Command game, trust me on this: Don't get SFC3. If you want a TNG game, you can always replace the models and sounds just fine. SFC1 is even more-complex and more-interesting than SFC3, with more diversity in species/government choosing (actually about as, if not slightly more-so than its KA counterpart, having six races/governments and a lot of different types of ships for each, able to play a campaign with one). SFC Volume 2: Empires at War is even better than SFC with more ship diversity, better modability and graphics, two more races/governments to choose from, and a great single-player storyline involving the Organians bringing the Interstellar Concordium into our part of the galaxy to wreak havoc in the name of peace. SFC: Orion Pirates is basically SFC Volume 2 with even more weapons and ships to choose from, as well as the addition of another type of campaign, able to play as eight additional "races"... Not so much as "races" as much as Pirate Syndicates, each paralleling a certain government/race. I believe you're able to play the SFC Volume 2 main campaign on this, I'm unsure... I got bored with SFC3. Sure, better graphics, a nice sun as a model instead of sprites, TNG being the stock, etc. But gameplay was more dumbed-down than there was in additions, and less diversity in ships, weapons, and governments/races to choose from. If you ask me, it was a failed attempt at a TNG version of SFC. You can TNGify SFC1 or SFCv2/OP easily if you know where to look for the right models and sounds. So I'd reccomend either SFC Volume 2 or SFC: Orion Pirates. Either-or will do.

More personal opinion. How about we just let the guy get SFC3, and see for himself if he likes it?




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