What are games with exceptionally good space battles? Like between capital ships and other large vessels?
>mfw there will never be a Battlefleet Gothic game and instead we get this
GW, always concerned about their precious IP. Unless you want to make a garbage mobile game, then it's smooth sailing.
I really want/wanted this game to have space combat
I was hoping for a game that lets you take over multiple planets, allowing you to jump back and forth, like continents and boats in the previous titles
Battlefront 2 was pretty gud
>mfw flying into an enemy carrier and stealing the based CIS bomber
homeworld 2 + rearm mod + high command game mode
What happens in the high command game mode? Fuckin' love HW2, haven't tried rearm yet, mostly playing Warlords.
There were 2 novels based on BFG too that were fucking awesome too
I know exactly what you're looking for, those cinematic space battles a la Star Wars. X3AP with XRM has those, the war sectors . I wish I had taken screenshots or something but this is the best video I could find on short notice and even the battle it depicts is pretty small.
In some of the major war/border sectors (away from central space) The maps can have hundreds and hundreds of fighters fighting amongst dozens of capital ships, carriers and weapon platforms firing at eachother from KMs away. Its epic, for lack of a better word. And is absolutely gorgeous to behold (if you have a strong enough computer to handle all that shit going on your screen). Some of the sectors are like space WW1 with 2 fronts facing off against eachother lobbing explosives and lasers at eachother across a no mans land filled with the rotting husks of destroyed ships and stations
Just watch the video, and imagine 100 times more ships and lasers on the screen, it gets that crazy.
eep. forgot the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohGfo86Xibk
Also should mention that these battles take place in sectors far away from central space so you'll have to fly around lookng for them, generally its near Terran and Xenon space and Pirate space.
ALSO want to mention the best part, X3AP is an entirely open sandbox so you cna participate in this battle at any level, want to be a hot shot ace leading a wing of fighters? Or a fleet admiral controlling multiple wings from a carrier? Or a captain riding a missile frigate? Or maybe you'd rather set up weapon platforms and a base so you can claim war torn territory for yourself? Or maybe your desires are more mercantile based and you want to set up a missile production facility to sell to both sides of the warfront? You can do all of that and nearly everything in between
Why the hell would you sit still making you an easier target? I remember in some of the 40k fluff describing space battles lasting several weeks usually because nobody is stupid enough to get closer and ships firing at each other despite being hundreds of thousands of kilometers apart.
>game where you actually get to play in the Horus Heresy
>it's a mobile game
>there will never be a real Star Wars fleet command game
fuck it all
Nexus the jupiter incident, the BSG mod is pretty gud at that, sorry for the shit tier screen, but it takes them like this for some reasons.
I'd like a game like that set in the Old Republic, but the Old Republic as portrayed in the original comics that was archaic and mystical looking unlike the KOTOR games.
This is the only possible answer.
Homeworld, Cataclysm and Homeworld 2.
And the mod complex.
>tfw taking your fighter out for a normal patrol
>friendly flack tearing up your shit as you go after bombers
>shockwave after shockwave detonating around you
>the last thing you see is a bright red light as you are an insect that got in the way of an anti-ship beam