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What are games with exceptionally good space battles? Like between

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What are games with exceptionally good space battles? Like between capital ships and other large vessels?
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EVE
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>mfw there will never be a Battlefleet Gothic game and instead we get this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIHxDQw7794
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Sins of a Solar Empire
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>>260014710
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>>260014710
GW, always concerned about their precious IP. Unless you want to make a garbage mobile game, then it's smooth sailing.
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>>260014710
aaaaaaaaaaagh
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Star Wars Empire at War
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>>260014373
>Spreadsheets in space
>>260015075
>Ships stay stationary and pew each other.
>>260019448
Be serious Anon.
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>>260019637
>>Ships stay stationary and pew each other.

that's exactly what capital ship combat is supposed to be you moppet
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>>260019956
False, their supposed to have a bajillion tiny fighters and frigates zipping buy to showcase how behemoth they are.
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i liked Flotilla, even though it was kinda crappy
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>>260020073
yeah while they exchange fire between each other at long distances
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nexus: jupiter incident
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>>260014710
GW DOES IT AGAIN!
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>>260014214
Freespace 2
Strike Suit Zero
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Star Citizen looks like it'll be something like that. Assuming the "capital" ships you can get are actually huge compared to the fighters.
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X2 and X3
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>>260020073

That's exactly what happens. Play the game, for fuck's sake.
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>>260025934
I have, the ships remain at a stand still and shoot lasers at one another.

Unless the recent expansion somehow made the game good.
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>>260020102
fuck you flotilla owwwwnnnzzzz
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>>260019448
Hell yeah nigga, that was the shit
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>>260014214
Freespace/2 pioneered that shit (mostly 2)
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>>260014214
Star Wars: Empire at War with Forces of Corruption expansion. Then get either Thrawn's Revenge total conversion mod or Republic at War.
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HOMEWORLD
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I've been itching for a good space combat game for some time now. Is there anything out there similar to Colony Wars or an Ace Combat equivalent?
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>>260030434
/thread
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>>260031398

Freespace Series
Star Wars X-Wing series
Wing Commander series
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>>260031398
Star Wars Rogue Squadron series
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>>260019637
Homeworld or Nexus then
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>>260014214
Rogue Squadron
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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
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>>260014214
Homeworld 2 blows every other out of the water.
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>>260036882
play something like endless space or m002
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EVE
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>>260036882
You're lucky if it turns out to be anything more than a Civ 5 reskin.
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>>260014214
I just want a Battlefleet Gothic game
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Battlefront 2 was pretty gud
>mfw flying into an enemy carrier and stealing the based CIS bomber
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>>260020891
That game was so fucking hard...
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>>260014214
FUCK YEAH
BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC
THAT FUCKING RULE BOOK
GAS CLOUD TERRAIN
SPLITTING THE T IN SPHESS AND LOSING FRIENDS BECAUSE OF IT
NECRONS ARE RAPE FLEETS
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>>260038212
go with this, and put a mod or two on it afterwards
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>>260014214
I am gonna go out on a limb here and say Starsector.
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I really really liked Star Trek Online's space battles
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Play a 4vs4 match on Homeworld 2 and ask yourself the same question. You will know the answer...
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>>260026443
What you're doing wrong is watching the larger ships ships when you should be tracking a fighter or bomber.
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>>260014214
homeworld 2 + rearm mod + high command game mode
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>>260040090
yet another good thing GW squandered
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>>260042392
What happens in the high command game mode? Fuckin' love HW2, haven't tried rearm yet, mostly playing Warlords.
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>>260040090

There were 2 novels based on BFG too that were fucking awesome too
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>>260019637
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.
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>>260019637
You know nothing of spreadsheets.
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>>260046474
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.
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>>260046671
>>260046474
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
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Strike Suit Infinity sounds like it would be right up your alley
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>>260019956
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.
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>>260014710
>game where you actually get to play in the Horus Heresy
>it's a mobile game
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>there will never be a real Star Wars fleet command game

fuck it all
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>>260014214
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.
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>>260053134
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.
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>>260030434
This is the only possible answer.

Homeworld, Cataclysm and Homeworld 2.

And the mod complex.
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>tfw taking your fighter out for a normal patrol
>suddenly Shivans
>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
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>>260036882
Gal Civ. 2 and 3
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>>260030434
Fucking this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOcITtWptPs
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>>260057039
I just can't get into those games. The AI always blindsides me
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