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  • Summary: Seattle development house Super X Studios brings us this 3D real-time strategy title set in massive, constantly changing and moving 360° space environments with 16 missions, 3 unique races, and over 75 distinctive units.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 80
    Even though I did have some problems with the game, it still holds a bit of interest to me, and if I had more time, I'd most likely end up playing a bit more of this game to delve even deeper into the unique species offered up.
  2. 74
    FG plays fast and boils down to several repeats of each mission as you figure out what happens, where it happens and just what it was you did in order to make it happen. Zero replay value in other words.
  3. Far Gate, while it lasts, is a highly entertaining game.
  4. What really makes this game rise above its mediocre brethren is not merely the flashy graphics or mildly dramatic storyline. Far Gate stands out amongst a host of independent titles as being one of the few that shows a dramatic effort towards entertainment rather than a quick profit.
  5. The game's difficult interface, unmanageable camera angles, and many technical problems all but overshadow Far Gate's various original qualities.
  6. Dying has never been a fun part of gaming, and dying because of a poor camera system and not a lack of skill is even worse.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    40
    The developers created an interesting game with some novel features, but they then saddled it with controls that completely negate the experience. [Jan 2002, p.114]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 11, 2002
    9
    This game really looks good on my Geforce4 and I haven't really noticed any camera control problems - they're a lot like the gameThis game really looks good on my Geforce4 and I haven't really noticed any camera control problems - they're a lot like the game Homeworld but obviously you need a good graphics accelerator. It has some depth to the story but is basically a good remake of the aforementioned Homeworld with better graphics. Expand
  2. Emory
    Oct 31, 2001
    7
    This is a remarkably good game. If you can manage the camera in Homeworld, you can handle this game. Basically this game is to Homeworld what This is a remarkably good game. If you can manage the camera in Homeworld, you can handle this game. Basically this game is to Homeworld what Warcraft was to Red Alert. Due to the fact that it was an independent publisher there is less polish than Warcraft had, however. The only problem I encountered is mastering the formations and movement along the z axis which isn't quite as easily accomplished as with Homeworld. Unlike homeworld, however, space is much richer in Far Gate as you explore planetary systems. Expand
  3. JoshW.
    Mar 22, 2002
    7
    Homeworld-style 3D RTS. Not quite as stylish but still playable and has some promising features - levels set around complex solar systems Homeworld-style 3D RTS. Not quite as stylish but still playable and has some promising features - levels set around complex solar systems instead of empty space, 3 totally different (Starcraft-style) races with unique units, drag-and-drop squadrons (very good idea), modular space stations to build, and an unusually well-implemented level editor. Graphics & sound are good (look out for the tug-ships!) although Homeworld is slicker. I am enjoying this game - but try the demo first! Expand