Screw it, I'm writing a review and I don't care how minor this game is! The people must know that there are actually fun games out there that don't force you to buy DLC! that doesn't restrict F2P players from doing anything until you pay a pay wall! This, this is Eternal Silence! why is it silent you may ask? because people either don't know this exists or they abandonned it! that's naturally how these games die...So it's Eternally Silent until you get on the game.
So what is Eternal Silence? It is an online (dead) starfighter/PVP/FPS running on the Source engine, (an engine I think indie developers need to start using more often instead of trying to be f****ing Minecraft) so if you've played Gmod or Half-Life I think you'll feel at home...But with starships thrown in as extra. Now don't worry, it's not GWFL dead, it's just no one plays it. Of course this game was released in 2007 which would probably be one of the worst years to release an indie game when Halo 3 and Mass Effect are looming over you like towering giants shadowing every other game. I'm guessing that's the main reason why no one heard about it, but just because it has "outdated gwaphics!" and it's using the Source engine doesn't mean you should club it into the ground like a brute.
All I ask is that you give Eternal Silence a chance! Hell, I can't even describe the combat because I can't test it on anyone! there aren't even any bots, so this review is missing a large chunk of information just because no one will get on the damn thing.
The story: as far as I can tell there isn't one! "Peter, you know how these online PVP games work! just look it up on their website!" First of all I find it morally wrong to force players out of the game so they know what in the hell is going on around them! Just look at Destiny! it's a drooling abomination in a corner being milked to death by those CoD ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s! And second of all If you have played Planetside 1 the developers strictly made an online MMOFPS, one of the first in fact (until PS2 came along and f****ed it up trying to be Battle Field) and it explained that universe's technology and planets while still being a First Person Shooter. Now? developers have become lazy asses so they put the story on a damn website instead of it being part of the game you bought with your hard earned cash! and then they have the balls to say: "make up your own story, because we obviously don't give a ♥♥♥♥ anymore! :D"
So here's my story of Eternal Silence: Attack on Bee-Bop Island. A very long long long long long long time into the future far far far away from 2014 in a galaxy somewhere no one knows about or cares...
Jeff A space Republican't dude: "Well Bob, we did it! we built space ships, built cities on alien worlds, absorbed aliens into our culture so we can have hot alien-human sex with 'em, and cured all forms of cancer."
Bob Some guy with Jeff who may or may not be a democat: "We definitely came a long way Jeff..."
Jeff: "Well, I'm bored now...Let's paint eachother in red and blue and bomb the hell out of each other while killing millions of innocents in the crossfire because that shows you how we don't give a ♥♥♥♥!"
Bob: "Yeah! but we need something to fight over...Hmmm...I know! Space! let's fight over space! because nothing is something unless it has a line next to the number!"
Jeff: "And metal! we need metal to make more bullets! I'll head on home and start drawing what our troops would look like but the texture quality can't run the amount of detail I'm thinking of!"
Bob: "okay Jeff! murder you tomorrow!"
And then everyone died and now the game is at the bottom of the barrel in Steam's Library. THE END??? Question Mark!
Final verdict: But to sum it all up, it's a free to play game you can download at any time and you can invite your friends to play it with you. No paying involved it's 100% free...Well, unless you count space on your computer and your time. Now what exactly is the score for this game going to be? well, for a mod it's a pretty good shooter...But I have to give it a 3/10. Why you may ask? well there are still quite a few bugs left behind, bots no longer spawn (as far as I know, it look's like there were bots but they aren't in the game in it's current state) the class system is sort of useless since all you really need in a small hanger is a machine gun, and the rocket launcher might as well be firing pebbles instead of actual rockets. It's a fun game, especially with friends! but it doesn't offer enough content to keep you coming back for more. But until someone releases a cool online PVP game that isn't trying to be someone else's game- I'm ranking Eternal Silence to a 3/10.