Darkstar One offers a fantastic amount of freedom of choice. The story-based missions gradually lead you deeper into the galaxy to new races, new technologies and ever stronger opponents. Explore a vast array of solar systems in search of hidden artifacts of ancient races, essential objects for upgrading your ship--the Darkstar One.
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Дата на излизане: 14 август 2006

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Закупуване на Darkstar One

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Закупуване на Patricians and Merchants

Включва 3 артикула: Darkstar One, Patrician III, The Great Art Race

 

Препоръчано от куратори

"Overlooked Space Shooter - the game is divided into different action role-playing quests. Escort, bounty, transport & espionage missions - Very Good!"

Относно тази игра

Darkstar One offers a fantastic amount of freedom of choice. The story-based missions gradually lead you deeper into the galaxy to new races, new technologies and ever stronger opponents. Explore a vast array of solar systems in search of hidden artifacts of ancient races, essential objects for upgrading your ship--the Darkstar One.
In addition to artifacts, acquire credits to purchase better equipment, such as weapons and shields. Earn credits in a myriad of ways: by taking on assignments, bounty hunting, piracy, smuggling, trading, escorting, transporting, rewards and more.
  • A vast, simulated universe with many unique races, space ships and battle tactics.
  • Elaborate story, related by more than fifty minutes of video sequences.
  • Configure and upgrade your ship, Darkstar One, any way you choose--build a fast attack ship with many light weapons or a near-invincible cruiser with heavy weaponry.
  • Over two hundred different weapons, shields and equipment items.
  • Rockets, torpedoes and mines feature special tactical uses: mines can fire at opponents or distract approaching missiles.
  • The "Spell Weapon": a special weapon with a powerful effect similar to certain spells in role-playing games. This weapon becomes increasingly versatile throughout the game and greatly increases tactical options.
  • Acquire weapons from other races - Mount distinctive weapons from other races on "Darkstar One," each featuring unique functions that require different battle tactics.
  • Embark on special missions - explore canyons or even underground on unknown worlds.
  • Freedom of choice - earn credits in many ways: fighting, piracy, assignments, smuggling, trading, escorting, transporting, rewards, and more.
  • Play as the "good" or the "bad" guy and take advantage of political disputes.

Системни изисквания

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows XP (32 bit)
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Sound: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible 128 MB graphics card with support for pixel/vertex shader 1.1 (GeForce 3 and above)
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB HD Space
    Recommended:
    • Supported OS: Windows XP with SP2
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Sound: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible 256 MB graphics card with support for pixel/vertex shader 3.0 (GeForce 6/Radeon x1x00 and above)
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD Space
Полезни рецензии от клиенти
13 от 13 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
4.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 5 февруари
So I've decided to take the time to review this as space sims are a fave of mine - maybe they're yours too and you're on the fence about buying this or not.

I picked this up for a fiver and can honestly say it was money well spent. There were a few teething issues (Which I'll discuss below) but overall, so far (about 5 hours in) its a solid, enjoyable space combat/trading/missions game that will not disappoint fans of Elite/Freelancer etc.

I had initially intended to run this on a Windows 8.1 laptop system, using my PS3 pad through the built in Xbox drivers - if you want to do this too, don't bother - it just simply doesn't work very well. I only got sporadic response from the pad before I gave in.

Secondly, the game will crash if you select certain resolutions - this can be fixed using a custom resolution (just Google Darkstar One custom resolution) but it was a bind having to mess about on both my laptop AND my desktop,

Since getting the game working, it's all been good. You start with a fairly basic ship and collect artifacts to upgrade it. You can pick up a variety of missions for cash, or just trade between systems if you like. Other reviewers have criticized the terrible voice acting and this is something I have to agree with - it is terrible for the most part, but the environmental speech from other pilots and space stations still adds to the atmosphere. I'm at the stage now where I've upgraded my ship three times and kitted it out with some reasonably decent gear. Blasting space pirates out of the sky is incredibly satisfying.

Pros at a glance:

Looks nice.
Lots to do.
Easy to pick up and easy to follow control system.
Interesting ship upgrading system and different upgrades.
A steal for the money being asked.


Cons at a glance:

Some technical ♥♥♥♥les.
Voice acting is laughable.
No tracking of prices between space stations - back to pad and pen!
Some missions aren't clear enough about what you are expected to do - example: I picked up an escort mission and met my wingman outside the station - I hyperspaced to the target system and failed the mission because I hadn't got close enough to the wingman for him to jump first... a bit tiresome!

If you're still reading this, you're clearly in the right place - get it bought.

DG
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5 от 5 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
1.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 11 март
Darkstar One... Definitely worth a look into. For some odd ball reason it stopped working on my system so I uninstalled it. On almost on an urge I re-installed it and guess what? It works again! I can already know I'm going to like this game alot. If you liked Wing Commander and all games like that, this is a safe bet. My problem is I can't give it the attention I really want to. Steam overdose... Too many awesome games that come on sale too often. I've literally lost six months of my life just on Boarderlands 1 and 2. Then go Bionic Commando and Serious Sam, the list goes on and on. But this space sim fighter has everything going for it. Customizable ship and straight foward objectives and a nice touch of randomly searching areas for hidden upgrades. Graphicly I rate this game mid-way. Nothing ultra-realistic but there are no eye sores here either. Story seems hum-ho but then again I haven't really played it enough and I find gameplay more important that the story. Solid controls, solid graphics, solid sound and gameplay at a solid and reasonable price. The game didn't aim for over the top but instead aimed for enjoyable, the most important factor in video games. I've been ignoring this game lately but it's not because it's a bad game. I've just haven't been in a space fighting mood most of the time. Ever get burnt out for the high action games, ease into this one for a nice change of pace and enjoy. Difinitely recommended even though neglicted.
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
34.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 април
Solid space combat sim with some nice upgrade and trading mechanics. Similar to the X- series, although with more of a story and a bit less free-form overall.

In the years since its release, it's definitely been eclipsed by newer fare, especially Elite: Dangerous, but it's still a fun game.

The ship upgrade system, in particular, bears mention, as it's unique to this game. Collecting artifacts allows you to upgrade your ship, the titular Darkstar One, in one of three key areas - Engines, Hull, and Wings. Each has its own effect on speed, weapons, and durability, and cosmetic effects on your ship as well. While it doesn't have a big effect on gameplay, the fact that your end-of-game ship doesn't necessarily look the same as someone else's end-of-game ship is a nice touch.
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36 от 37 човека (97%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
224.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 14 май 2014
This isn't the next coming of Freespace or X, but it doesn't pretend to be either. It's a nifty space shooter with a side of RPG elements, and for what it is, it's actually a great wee game. Given the disappointments in the genre that are available today, going back to titles like this is actually kinda refreshing.
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37 от 41 човека (90%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
48.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 25 декември 2014
About 90% as good as "Freelancer," this game's flight and combat mechanics are easy to pick up and consistently rewarding. The just slightly campy (and lovably so) story is told well, too.

While some games in this genre focus on getting the next ship, "Darkstar One" is all about making one ship work for you. It's a slightly different take on the formula, and it's a good one. Also, the game is pretty forgiving, which is nice when similar titles can be "brickwall difficult" experiences.

I was actually quite surprised with how engaging "Darkstar One" turned out to be. Going in, I was prepared to be disappointed. Instead, I was enthralled.
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