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Another Look at Battlestar Galactica Online...CGI

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 18 comments
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More CGI space battles.

Yes, we know you've seen a ton of game trailers over the past few days, but hey, it was E3. Now that the show has come to an end, the long wait begins before some of these fantastic games hit the store shelves or your online vendor of choice.

Because we're all Battlestar Galactica fans here, we want to share with you this E3 trailer for BSG Online, which is curiously not only an MMO, but also a browser game.

We seriously doubt that the gameplay will resemble how dynamic things look in this E3 trailer, but more space combat cutscenes will help anyone suffering from BSG withdrawal.

Battlestar Galactica Online

Game description:

Players will be able to choose to play as cylons or humans in a constant struggle to control the universe or just survive its perils. A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay will provide a diverse experience. The dramatic missions will define the game's overall storyline, enabling the player to delve into mysteries of the Battlestar universe. Battlestar Galactica Online will create a new standard for web games, with beautiful 3d graphics and innovative game mechanics bringing a new level of game play to browser based MMOG. Assets from the television production will be integrated into the game to deliver an even more authentic experience.

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    Anonymous , June 21, 2010 1:49 PM
    Sorry TunaSoda, the old BSG blew nuts. The new reimagined one is better than a lot of shows today. Great cast, great writing, and awesome CGI. You can keep your Buck Rogers clone.
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    hannibal , June 21, 2010 1:24 PM
    Hmmm... The best idea of Battlestar Galactica is/was that you don't know who the tousters are... I am not so sure how well that can be put in Mmo game.
    But interesting to see if this one can survive...
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    z0d , June 21, 2010 1:27 PM
    I hope this doesn't turn out bad like Prison Break Game for PC :( 
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    skykaptain , June 21, 2010 1:38 PM
    Looks like a pure-combat and story driven space MMO. I'll stick to Eve Online for that, I like deep, complex games than just combat but stories would be nice.
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    Anonymous , June 21, 2010 1:49 PM
    Sorry TunaSoda, the old BSG blew nuts. The new reimagined one is better than a lot of shows today. Great cast, great writing, and awesome CGI. You can keep your Buck Rogers clone.
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    buckinbottoms , June 21, 2010 2:03 PM
    Bleh, just give me the strategy version. I want to blow stuff up.
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    TunaSoda , June 21, 2010 2:16 PM
    newbsgftwSorry TunaSoda, the old BSG blew nuts. The new reimagined one is better than a lot of shows today. Great cast, great writing, and awesome CGI. You can keep your Buck Rogers clone.

    You may like it, but it ain't battlestar
    The fact that it's better than a lot of shows today isn't saying anything
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    JFreak , June 21, 2010 2:28 PM
    Looks promising and I like the imagery of the trailer. this reminds me a lot of Eve online but eve didn't have much of any real pve or storyline development. It is a player made sandbox with the most stunning visuals (less is more) I've seen. Breath taking, but player based content / sandbox gets a bit old and boring. Not much to sink your teeth into if you're not into pure pvp or mind numbing mining.

    Hope this doesn't turn out to be another bomb like Startrek online and has engaging/compelling/balanced combat, questing and progression systems.
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    JFreak , June 21, 2010 2:29 PM
    Looks promising and I like the imagery of the trailer. this reminds me a lot of Eve online but eve didn't have much of any real pve or storyline development. It is a player made sandbox with the most stunning visuals (less is more) I've seen. Breath taking, but player based content / sandbox gets a bit old and boring. Not much to sink your teeth into if you're not into pure pvp or mind numbing mining.

    Hope this doesn't turn out to be another bomb like Startrek online and has engaging/compelling/balanced combat, questing and progression systems.
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    thesupermedium , June 21, 2010 3:43 PM
    The frack...
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    Sicundercover , June 21, 2010 4:41 PM
    I could see this as a story driven Single Player but as an MMO Im not sure.

    If you play on the Cylon side what if any personalization do you have? Your either a tin can or your 6 different skin jobs.
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    walt526 , June 21, 2010 4:54 PM
    Bet it winds up sucking as hard as Star Trek Online.
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    belardo , June 21, 2010 5:17 PM
    Whats better than MMO...

    Real Life.

    Okay, usually.
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    bildo123 , June 21, 2010 6:14 PM
    skykaptainLooks like a pure-combat and story driven space MMO. I'll stick to Eve Online for that, I like deep, complex games than just combat but stories would be nice.


    EVE online is a deep complex game, if your new to it. Having played a character up to about 20M SP's, I found all the smoke and complexity faded away. Yes, you can have super ultra tactical PvP with using electronic warfare, speed fits, DPS fits etc, traps but all that goes down the toilet if you can get enough chums to follow you and blob them into oblivion. Not to mention the lag in larger scale battles (that CCP specifically boasts and encourages in adverts.) The only reason it's staying afloat is because of the very small niche group of players that multi-box 2-6 accounts.
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    Anonymous , June 21, 2010 7:15 PM
    You know in space there's no air, and shooting lasers don't make sound; 2 reasons of why it's silly to even add sound there, but I guess it's more cinematic if you where able to hear them.
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    dingo_d , June 21, 2010 7:40 PM
    Is that Christopher Lambert at the end of the trailer? XD
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    PuckerFactor , June 22, 2010 2:27 AM
    There was no game play footage there...just slick CGI...the website isn't even online to show any gameplay screen shots http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/

    So for right now it's just hyped-up computer generated graphics.
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    dEAne , June 22, 2010 5:34 AM
    Its fair enough will see about it.