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  • Summary: Immerse yourself in Nexus - The Jupiter Incident, a real-time mission-based tactical space game ("what we call a TFS: a Tactical Fleet Simulator") featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozenImmerse yourself in Nexus - The Jupiter Incident, a real-time mission-based tactical space game ("what we call a TFS: a Tactical Fleet Simulator") featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozen battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and astrophysical phenomena in your struggle to save Earth.At the dawn of the 22nd century the conquest of space and the colonization of the solar system is being monopolized by several huge and ambitious megacorporations. Although extremely delicate and vulnerable, a balance is maintained by these companies. It has now been 60 years since the terrible catastrophe that befell Noah's Ark, the first colony ship of mankind. At the very edge of the solar system the companies make a discovery which will shift the technological advantage and upset the balance. And so a new conflict is born: "The Jupiter Incident". You are Marcus Cromwell, a young but already famous captain. With your legendary spaceship Stiletto you find yourself in the middle of the conflict. [HD Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. The storyline alone won't keep everyone going, and since it is unlikely the gameplay will either, the end result is probably going to be a lot of gamers losing interest pretty quickly into the game.
  2. It's delicious to watch. Nexus' whirling space charts and system-spanning ships slip past spiraling asteroids, fend of the shadows of "Homeworld" and make your head spin. [Christmas 2004, p.114]
  3. This gem of a space tactics offering is everything that fans of the genre have been waiting for, as it takes gorgeous, next-generation graphical technology and applies it to an exciting game about starship combat, rogue artificial intelligences, galaxy-spanning wormholes, and more.
  4. 80
    This game require real patience. There's no way to speed through long-distance trips, so it pays to keep a magazine handy (psst, you're holding one).
  5. It looks fantastic, but strategy aficionados may find that there's too much of a puzzle-like aspect to the game's missions.
  6. The good is the über detailed physics accurate star systems, the bad is the interface and the ugly isn't visible because this is a good-looking game hampered by really small text.
  7. 40
    Nexus plays like a great game that misses the mark almost every step of the way. It’s slick, complex, and ambitious. But the potential here is never realized.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    Stunning!! Just played it and still looks great even though it is now more than 6 years old. Immersive and innovative gameplay, why don't theyStunning!! Just played it and still looks great even though it is now more than 6 years old. Immersive and innovative gameplay, why don't they make more of these types of games anymore? Expand
  2. EriccaR.
    Jul 16, 2007
    10
    The atmosphere of the hole game is glamourius, and I think the best think in this game is the story and the caracters. And the battles are The atmosphere of the hole game is glamourius, and I think the best think in this game is the story and the caracters. And the battles are interesting as well, you have to use your logic and creativity to win them. I really hope that the second 'epizode' of this will be at least as great as this first one. Expand
  3. MatthewT.
    Sep 20, 2007
    10
    Holy Crap! Best overalll game that I've ever played. Played it one time through on easy for the story line and to see how it played, Holy Crap! Best overalll game that I've ever played. Played it one time through on easy for the story line and to see how it played, then immediatly played it through on hard and still found it interesting and picked up on new sublties in the storyline. Most definately worth the buy. Expand
  4. KelemvorNick
    Dec 6, 2004
    9
    Very good game. Nice graphics ok story and very realistic physics. The game is versatile and fun. Even humor is a very strong part, but Very good game. Nice graphics ok story and very realistic physics. The game is versatile and fun. Even humor is a very strong part, but mostly hidden..you need to have a sense for it. Just one name: Rear Admiral Norbank...this guy is hilarious! ;)) If you like a mixture of Freespace and Homeworld, GRAB IT, and have fun! Expand
  5. MartinM.
    Jul 6, 2007
    9
    Most parts of this game are only somewhat better than average, but what's outstanding in this title, are the almost realistic Most parts of this game are only somewhat better than average, but what's outstanding in this title, are the almost realistic spacephysics and the smart shipdesigns. So, if you ever wanted to play a spacegame that also FEELS like one, Nexus is what you were looking for. Expand
  6. BrunoC.
    Mar 18, 2005
    8
    Great game. Altought is quite complex as any fleet strategie game should be. How easy it can be to control a Space Fleet? The Graphics are Great game. Altought is quite complex as any fleet strategie game should be. How easy it can be to control a Space Fleet? The Graphics are awesome, but the story so far is quite normal. Personally I prefer it to Homeworld, in Nexus we don't have to build nothing, we 've no Rp units or something like that. It's a plain "simple" fleet tactics, control and combat, but everyone should read the manual. Expand
  7. DannyB.
    Jul 6, 2007
    2
    Visuals are great. That is about all of the positive I can think of. I am about 4-6 missions in and I give up. I have got better things to do Visuals are great. That is about all of the positive I can think of. I am about 4-6 missions in and I give up. I have got better things to do with my life than to put up with enemy ships that are not allowed to die. Their components are not selectable. I 've just finished a 40min fight where in the end, They stopped shooting and I had shot everything off of them I was allowed to. Yet they did not die and the game just continued on and on and on with nothing in sight but frustration. It is hard to not be worth the $7.00 I paid for this game but this game managed that feat. Avoid this game. Avoid this game. Do not waste your money on this game. Buy something else. Buy anything else. Just not this game. Expand

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