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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Xbox Live Arcade on: August 23, 2009, 08:15:57 pm
Thats different because all of StarCon was an arcade space shooter. I'm not suggesting the whole game to be like X-Wing/Tie Fighter at all (although the combat in X-Wing/Tie Fighter is not an arcade space shooter, its much better than that). But the only way to do combat well in a modern space sim would have to be in that fashion. Those games are the best space sims ever released so theres nothing wrong in following in their footsteps... for combat.
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Xbox Live Arcade on: August 18, 2009, 07:02:16 am
It would be hard to do the space combat with retaining its old feel however.
Agreed, they'd need to do it in the style of X-Wing/Tie Fighter for it to be acceptable in today's gaming context (which is ironic since those games don't exist anymore at a time where they'd probably be more popular than ever-- although Lucasarts is hinting at bringing them back finally)



I also think a modern SC game would have to have some Action/RPG elements ala Mass Effect as well.

The Bioware guys have always said they wanted to do space combat in Mass Effect so I'd expect Mass Effect 3 to be pretty close to what a Star Control game should be (as ME2 doesn't have space combat).
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Xbox Live Arcade on: August 17, 2009, 06:10:32 am
It'd be great if Toys for Bob could go the Monkey Island route and remake an HD version of Star Control 2 on top of the existing original one for XBLA. They'd have to rework the interface layout because they way it is now, its not widescreen friendly. Something like this would be nice:


I wish they were able to convince Activision to invest into SC because IMO they could make it as big as Mass Effect if done right. Activision has EA's number on war shooters and music games but they don't have a great sci-fi game afaik.
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