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  • Summary: Universal Combat: A World Apart gives hardcore fans an enhanced "Battlecruiser" experience, keeping the flavor of combat, but utilizing newer technologies. Using a new graphics engine, Universal Combat: A World Apart brings tremendous improvements including new shader based lighting, glowUniversal Combat: A World Apart gives hardcore fans an enhanced "Battlecruiser" experience, keeping the flavor of combat, but utilizing newer technologies. Using a new graphics engine, Universal Combat: A World Apart brings tremendous improvements including new shader based lighting, glow and environment mapping, render paths; along with normal and bump mapping support for various high end assets. It also offers high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. Gamers will also find many new player controlled naval crafts and ground vehicles classes. Features two mission campaign scenarios: One player as a Terran; Insurgent Commander and the other as a Terran Military Elite Force Pilot. Each contains sixteen mission encounters; 16 new Instant Action scenarios featuring various careers such as commander, pilot and marine; Two new co-op specific multiplayer space based scenarios with support for up to 32 players. A freeform death match scenario is also included. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. The game delivers exciting combat in all forms with intelligence and style.
  2. This is a game built for a niche crowd. You are not piloting that fighter, making it a personal one-on-one battle, but rather controlling a massive ship that has a crew that follows the orders you give from the command center.
  3. Nothing's particularly well done. [Dec 2005, p.96]
  4. The game had the potential to be something great, since it was a unique combination of space combat, first-person shooting, and strategy, but in trying to incorporate all of these components, the quality of each was neglected.
  5. This stand-alone expansion to 2004's Universal Combat adds a few new features, but it can't make up for dated production values and some dubious gameplay.
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  1. KirikouZ.
    Aug 17, 2005
    7
    A good game but as the other bcm in the series too BUGGY . And the tech support is helpless.
  2. DerekS.
    Aug 21, 2005
    0
    Still buggy, really just more of the same rubbish.