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"Strike Vector is gorgeous shooter with strong mechanics and lots of customisation" 7.7/10 – IGN "it more than makes up for by being a gorgeous, intensely competitive experience that matches its aesthetic appeal with pure shooter satisfaction" – 7.
Release Date: Jan 28, 2014
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Strike Vector 1.0.3803 “LowLife Bar” Patch

June 17th, 2014

Hi,

this time we focused on improving damages feedback and readability (damages you take and damages you get). So we added lifebars on the HUD and damage indicators to make clear where the danger comes from.
We also made the Vectors invincible when spawning for a short time. This should discourage spawn-killers on corridor maps a bit.
Another important tweak is the kill difference dependant Keb reward : to summarize it, lower-score players will give you less Kebs when killing them, so you'd rather attack someone your own strength (or higher).

We hope you'll enjoy this little update,
Have fun.

Fixes and New Features

- destructible tankers, freighters and bonus drones grant Kebs (All modes except
SoloChallenge)
- Opponent lifebar added. It's displayed for a short amount of time when you hit an enemy.
- Hit feedback (Crosshair white cross) added on destructible objects, Bonus drones and traning drones. So you can make the difference between destructible and static scenery.
- Hit feedback (Crosshair white cross) turn Red when damaging yourself or team-mate.
- New damage feedback effect. The new effect indicates more clearly the direction to the aggressor. The old one was a bit unprecise and confusing so we reduced it.
- The Keb reward for a kill now depends on the relative kill-score of the belligerents. An opponent with less kills will grant you less Kebs, an opponent with more kills will grant more Kebs.
- The Keb reward is displayed on the HUD target, just below the Player's nickname.
- Impact effects played beyond the weapon's range fixed.
- Spawn sequence : 5 secs of invincibility. It's the same effect as the blue crate, you're not really invincible but damages are drastically reduced. We added a HUD indicator to let you know when it ends.
- Homing missiles unlocking : HarrierMode Strafe-boost AND JetMode barrel Roll both unlock incoming missiles. Timing is crucial : wait for the continuous warning sound to trig your action.
- Homing missiles unlocking : A succesful dodge action unlocks all locked missiles at once and starts a 3 secs period of "unlockability".
- Help Menu : HUD Help page updated.
- Death panel : wrong killer display fixed.
- Death panel : display after a switch team fixed.
- Death log : suicide displays only one PlayerName.
- Gravity loading screen : shameless kinky lens-flare added.

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Strike Vector 1.0.3758 “Low-G” Content Update

May 30th, 2014



Pilots!

The latest update for Strike Vector is now available!
We had to delay the Bomber mode (again) but this update includes a new map called Gravity. It takes place at an altitude where Vectors react in a “slightly” different way. So prepare to forget all that you’ve learned and go get a pile of puke bags.
We added a very easy challenge-pack to help beginners mastering the basics of the game and a very hard one for the scoring addicts.
We’ve been working on improvements to make the game more friendly to new players while keeping its unique spirit. It’s just a start though, so stay tuned.

Feel free to share your feedbacks to help us improving the game even more.


NEW FEATURES

- “Gravity” map added. Mounths of hard training and finally, it’s now, your first space fight.
- 1 easy challenge-pack added : always unlocked, it consists of 5 challenges we called “Tutorial”. It should help you guys getting the basics of moving and aiming in Strike Vector.
- 1 hard challenge-pack added : as usual, it requires at least 7 points on pack D to unlock.

FIXES and IMPROVEMENTS

- Kebs and Kills are now clamped at ZERO and therefore won’t get negative anymore.
- Challenge page : mouse wheel fixed
- Challenge page : long titles display fixed
- Challenge page : leaderbord reading freeze fixed
- Tips text fixes
- Leaderboard page : “Show Player profile” buttons fixed
- Garage : “No Decal” fixed
- Mouse sensitivity : LocalMouseSensitivityCoeff added to UDKInput.ini. Value ranges from 0.0 to 1.0 : use it to scale your mouse sensitivity down.
- Leaderboard now uploaded at the end of the match so you can see immediatly your new rank.
- Mouse buttons for navigation (Start match, return to Hangar and Relaunch) now independant from weapon bindings. So you can bind weapons to any key and still use your mouse buttons to access the Hangar or trig the spawning sequence.
- Dead sequence camera placement improved
- Challenge failure sequence uses the DeadCam instead of the map contemplative view. So you can see your Vector wreck in flames.
- Return-To-Combat-Zone sequence duration reduced.
- Training drones can now be locked by homing and swarm missiles
- Training drones won’t shoot you from behind walls.
- Training and Bonus drones now get damage from the Tesla device
- Training drones are now blinded by the ghosting device
- Training drones are now vulnerable to the EMP device
- Training drones are now a valid target for the Stalker mines
- Training drones can lock the player and shoot homing projectiles
- Up/Down strafe is now camera relative instead of Vertical axis relative.
- Leaderboard security breach fixed. Thanks to BOOst and Sherbert for pointing that out.
- Roll now fully framerate independant.
- Death messages in challenge mode fixed
- Options Menu layout rework
- Spawn sequence fade-in now framerate independant
- Default Move-Mode option added. You can choose wich mode will be automatically set after the launch sequence. The default value is Harrier-Mode for new players, Jet-Mode for others.
- Basic unlocks being locked after XP-Reset fixed
- CTF : flag object vanishing in 3rdPerson view fixed
- CTF : flag object duplication after “Quit To Desktop” fixed
- Dom point color after “Switch-Team” fixed

Have fun !

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About the Game

"Strike Vector is gorgeous shooter with strong mechanics and lots of customisation"
7.7/10 – IGN

"it more than makes up for by being a gorgeous, intensely competitive experience that matches its aesthetic appeal with pure shooter satisfaction"
7.5/10 –destructoid

"Strike Vector does one thing - frantic multiplayer combat action - and does it really well" Luke Plunkett
Kotaku

"I do, however, know one thing for sure: Strike Vector The Videogame is unarguably stunning" Nathan Grayson
Rockpapershotgun

“Strike Vector est la petite bombe indépendante sans prétention que l’on ne voyait pas venir”
17/20 – jeuxvideo.com

“BELLISSIMO, Strike Vector è uno sparatutto indipendente adrenalinico, appagante e assolutamente spaziale. In tutti i sensi”
9.2/10 – IGN.it

"Amateur de sensations fortes, à vos souris. Si vous cherchiez du Quake en altitude, de l'instagib en vaisseau spatial, le titre qu'il vous faut est enfin dispo : ça s'appelle Strike Vector et c'est pour les joueurs hardcore dont l'estomac est bien accroché"
4/5 – gameblog.fr



Strike Vector is a Brutal aerial FPS that will see you test your skills online against other players in the tradition of Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament. The game offers an hardcore learning curve for those who don't fear to die a lot at first but who will get a massive rewarding feeling when they will master the game and dominate the battlefield.

all New Features Will Be Free

Ragequit Corporation will offer free downloadable content after the game release. We want to make sure that every person playing Strike Vector have access to the same content regardless of when they will get the game.

gameplay

With a distinct old school feel, reminiscent to games such as Crimson Skies, Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, Strike Vector will let you test your reflexes and skills against your friends. Team flight and mutual assistance is required to fulfill your missions but individual aiming and piloting skills are also mandatory.

two Movement Modes

You fly the Vector, the lastest hyper-speed VTOL, highly customizable and manoeuvrable Jet fighter. Your enhanced version can instantly switch between 2 movement modes :

  • Jet Mode: reach high-speed, intercept opponents and fast evade incoming projectiles.
  • Stationary Mode: strafe in all directions with increased precision, hold and defend key locations.


This unique gameplay allow you to fight face to face with your enemies like classical FPS, or playing dog fighting.

game Modes

Targets to reach, positions to defend, enemy structures to destroy … Players may select among famous game modes such as deathmatch, team domination, team deathmatch, and Bounty Hunter! More game modes are coming soon!

build Your Own vector

Equip your Vector in your own style with two differents weapons to get the edge on various situations or be a specialist by choosing the same weapon for each side of the craft. Hundreds of combinations are available, making your ship the only kind of his genre on the battlefield.

Depending on your weapons and perks choice, your playstyle will be different from another player, you create your own class :

  • Fast and stealthy to capture positions and hide in massive structure to surprise your enemies.

  • Heavy and powerful to defend strategic points or assault enemies defenses.

Customize your ship appearance among various type of skin decorations and put a gadget in your cockpit to make you feel like you are at home. A mach 3 home!

varied Environments

You will play through gigantic flying structure like aerial oil platforms, slums, cities, factories, abandonned stations and much more and find many destructible objects like giant cargos or pressure vessels and use them to trap players in deadly explosions, block or open passages and fulfill your mission objectives.
Use your environment to avoid and escape homing missiles by adopting a risky flying style. Play the way you want with various game mode adapted for a 360° warfare
Eliminate every players in classic deathmatch, support your team in domination or the greedier and more...

STRIKE VECTOR FORUM : http://www.strikevector.net/forum/
STRIKE VECTOR OST : http://themaravers.bandcamp.com/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3-compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xfire and SLI not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8000 series or higher graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xfire and SLI not supported
Helpful customer reviews
419 of 480 people (87%) found this review helpful
29 products in account
1 review
4.1 hrs on record
The Intro:
Stop. Don't let the big red square in the top left of this review fool you into being defensive. I LOVE this game, probably more than any of you reading this review. That being said let's talk about the one, ONE problem with this perfect game.

The Problem:
It's dead, man.

The Good:
For all of you who don't know, Strike Vector is a dogfighting game as fast paced as you see in the trailers. Speaking of which, the trailers do a good job describing the game: The graphics are pretty, the action is tense, there is aesthetical customization. On combat, there are varied weapons, passive abilites and "use once every so often" abilities like cloaking and a huge speed boost. (8 of each) The other positive reviews explain that in more detail, so I won't waste your time and regurgitate said information.

That being said, the game is HARD to learn. Basically you have to get used to the controls, master switching harrier and jet forms, get used to flying in tight corridors, and ONLY then can you hope to face others in pvp. You'll still get creamed a few times, but if you need advice, just type something in chat and they would tell you.

Sure it was frustrating back then when everybody was better than you, but they would be nice and try to be helpful. THE COMMUNITY WAS HELPFUL, MAN. A PvP (As in dead flipping serious, "you are not rewarded for messing around") game where the fighting is intense had a helpful community. That to me, is amazing.

The Bad:
But nowadays, there isn't a community. I, (and you included) could open up the game, click on the servers tab, and find for the amount of players on each server, ZERO across the board. Sure, some people will comment, "That is rediculous, just the other day I was playing and there were five servers with a moderate amount of people." I have NEVER seen that many people other than when i first got the game: 2 months ago, specifically April 12. (As you may tell, the other review are way before or around this time, so at most the main problems were bugs and there is no mention of a dead playerbase.) Even then the playerbase was shrinking and nowadays its maybe one person on a server for an hour. Just to humour those people, however, lets do the math; A server usually has 16 players max, but "a moderate amount of people" suggests it would be roughly half or 3/4 full. So lets say per server there is an average of 10 people. Times that by 5 and what do you get? A playerbase of 50 people. Ladies and gentlemen, that's not much, at all. It's certainly not fitting for a AAA game that this is. Morrowind has a bigger playerbase, Duke Nukem has a bigger playerbase, even MOTHER FLIPPING Ace of Spades has a bigger playerbase. Also please take into account that the figure is outdated by two months and nowadays its one guy on one server flying around for an hour and leaving.

The Fix:
So this is surprising; Usually you have a crummy, unoriginal, game that doesn't have a player base no matter HOW much advertising they do, but in this case it's the opposite. You have an awesome game that hasn't done much advertising. The only way I found out about this game was because my friend had it, and because it went on sale for like two days. Ideally, they do more advertising, people realize how cool and original this game is, the devs have a large playerbase and víola! You have a successful game.

I'm no expert, but as a person who buys games, (you are one of these too), I really like Steam sales, also anything on the "Featured" page on the store catches my eye. Sure, advertising costs money, but if they do both of these things, they will have an actual playerbase, become deservingly popular, and attract more people. Haven't you ever seen the, "put a dollar in the jar and people will come trick?"People like popular things.

The Tl;Dr:
It's dead right now, so don't pay 12 dollars for a AAA multiplayer game with no other players.
Posted: June 3rd, 2014
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The community for this game is dead. All servers are completely empty.
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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Great game which brings some fresh wind within all the generic FPS games released in the last months.
Perfect game to play on LAN with some Friends and a crate of beer.
Posted: January 23rd, 2014
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 review
16.7 hrs on record
No, this isn't a first-person EVE Online, this is a completely different game. Strike Vector is amazing, expecially considering it's made by a team of nine people, and that it is currently in Beta.

Unlike your average FPS, like Call Of Duty or Battlefield, you start the game with all gameplay elements unlocked, giving you complete freedom to do what you want straight away. This also creates an almost level playing field for all players, as the only advantage you start with is your skill level. Using this customization system, you can create a massive amount of effective classes. There are six weapons to choose from, with different advantages and disadvantages, and each can take two of four to seven perks, such as accuracy or damage. You get one overall perk for your Vector, which can give you extra speed in Jet or Harrier mode, or extra defense. You get a special ability, such as Mines, or Turbo-Boost, which can only be used every thirty seconds. This system allows for a massive amount of 'classes' to choose from. You can use a balanced combat fighter, with a Gatling Gun and Swarm Launcher (each with Damage and Fire Rate perks), Mines, and Saurian. You could also create a specialist sniper class, with Plasma Guns (with Accuracy and Fire Rate), Cloak, and Copernicus. The system is amazing.
At the end of each game, you get XP, which levels you up, and unlocks new cosmetic items, such as ship camos, cockpits, engines, decals, thumbnails for your playercard (you start off with a pretty rainbow), and game artwork.

There are four game modes: Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Domination, and Bounty Hunter. TDM and DM are very similar to your average shooter TDMs and DMs. You get points for getting kills. Domination works similarly to the game mode of the same name within Call Of Duty. Bounty Hunter, however, is very unique. Each time you get a kill, you get money (officially called Bounty). The player with the most Bounty at the end of the game wins, obviously. Each time you are killed by an enemy player, they get most of your bounty. If you crash, your money is dropped as floating '$'s, which can be picked up by you, or another player.

During any game mode, Drones will enter the map, which fly around and can be destroyed for one of three Bonus Crates. These Crates are also deployed randomly by fixed Dispensers on the map. To obtain the Crate, you must simply fly through it. The blue Crates (Strike Shield) make you almost invulnerable for about thirty seconds. Which can be quite effective. Enter Harrier mode while using it, and hound enemy players as they try to kill you, taking one or two points of damage at a time, for easy kills. Be careful though, as you still crash just as easily. Red Crates (Strike Damage) boost your damage. Yellow Crates massively increase the speed of your Vector, while also increasing your Fire Rate and reload speed.

Of course, there are bugs in the game. Small ones (sometimes you'll be crash, but the scoreboard will say that you were killed by another player), and some very big, and annoying ones. Firstly (this isn't necessarily a bug), many are finding that the game won't start. Launching will open the Steam preperation window, the close almost straight away. This can be fixed quite easily by going to C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\StrikeVector\Binaries\Redist and opening the application there. This will install the application, which is required to play the game. When I did this, my computer restarted to do updates, and I had to do it again. After doing this, the game opens fine.

There is, however, one very annoying bug. In the first hour and a half (roughly) of playing the game, was constantly disconnected from online games, but the game worked fine in a practice session. I played through it, as I greatly enjoyed the small amounts of time I was able to play. Eventually, the I was able to play full games without being disconnected, since after that first hour and a half of mayhem, I have only been disconnected two or three times during a total of probably five hours gameplay. The wait was definitely worth it.

I think this is something to do with my computer, but after about a half-hour of playing, the game freezes and I have to Ctrl-Alt-Delete out and open task manager to go to the desktop. I will have a text-box saying that the computer has run out of memory and the game must shut down. Closing and re-opening the game works fine, and the 'bug' is fine to work with.

There are very few things that the dev team could improve upon. For example, combat is VERY loud, but when far away from combat, you can't hear a thing but your engines. Not only is this aesthetically annoying, but also makes the game strategically harder to play, as you can tell where the enemy players are. Creating a slight echo of far-off fighting could improve this greatly. Secondly, there is currently no in-game soundtrack. There is menu music, but it gets repetitive. However, I am sure the dev team and Maravers, the teams hired music producer, are working on this.

Again I think this game is amazing. For a long time now, I've been looking for something likes this, an online aerial combat game, but even then, I didn't expect anything like this. The game is far above my expectations. Play this game, even just to experience something different.

I'm giving this game a 9/10.
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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Strike Vector should be sold as Early Access. Core gameplay is nice. The rest is buggy, incomplete, and raw.

Add a mental "Early Access" tag and disclaimer when considering the asking price. Also consider whether the multiplayer community will exist a few months from now when, presumably, the game will be more polished.

Myself, I didn't appreciate being duped into paying for an open beta.

Update 1:

Although you can search the forum for numerous bug reports and valid criticisms, here are the specific problems I encountered:

* default keybinding are broken out the gate
* server browser is buggy, putting you in random servers if you attempt to sort
* on occassion, I just get a momentary black screen and then I'm out of the game and back to the main menu
* all other interfaces beyond the core game engine feel like an afterthought
* keybinding interface is unpolished and buggy
* keybinding interface is unavailable in the hangar
* keybinding interface will re-launch you when dead whenever you use left-mouse button to interact with the keybinding UI (which is always)
* lack of tooltips to explain what certain features are
* redundant movement controls: "move forward" and "post combustion" do the same thing, but have two separate key binds

Update 2:

Upon reading other reviews, I learned that many of the aforementioned bugs were known during the beta. If reviewer Rhino is to be believed, Ragequit was deleting forum posts that listed bugs, presumably because the game was launching a week later. So instead of fixing bugs, or delaying the release, or labelling the product Early Access, Ragequit chose deception.
Posted: February 5th, 2014
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