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Game requirements

P166, 32 MB RAM, with 3D FX Card. (A 3D Card is Recommended)
Win 95/98, or Windows NT 4
LAN Card or minimum 28.8 modem.
3Dfx Glide compatible accelerator (recommended)
Direct Sound compatible sound card.
Internet, TCP/IP, IPX

System Played On

AMD K6-2 500 MMX, 64 MB RAM
Win 98
56.6 K modem
3Dfx Voodoo 3
Soundblaster Live

Rating

TEEN AGES 13+

Developer: Dynamix and Sierra

Introduction

StarSeige: Tribes provides a smooth balance of on-line and off-line gameplay. This hotly anticipated action title delivers on its promise of great graphics, varied gameplay and excellent characterization. So whether you prefer your action titles in the company of strangers or in stand alone mode this title may be just what the doctor ordered.

Da Gameplay

The gameplay is excellent! With close to 40 maps, and varied terrain offerings you are guaranteed some great gaming environments. You can fight inside buildings or out in the open and the transition from one to the other is very smooth.

The well designed nature of the terrain adds greatly to the immersion factor and points the joystick up!

Characters can wear light, medium, and heavy armor, and can be equipped with any number of weapons. However, armor selection affects your weapon choices. For example, characters in heavy armour, are the only ones who can carry mortars. But for each plus in capability there is a corresponding minus. In the case of heavier armor there is a resulting decrease in speed. Contrary-wise, light-armored players, can take advantage of the particularly effective, sniper rifle.

The weapons selection is impressive, and allows your character to try his hand at any number of hand held types. Similar to other titles such as Command & Conquer you can repair damaged units and equip your units according to your own likes. Changing armor and re-equipping weapons is a snap via the various supply units the game offers.

Tribes also features Scout, LPC, and HPC aircraft types. These planes vary in size and capability and part of the game's strategic component requires that you get to know your assets and use them where appropriate.

Da Difficulty

Tribes really doesn't prepare you for the online experience. The single player training missions, are a basic understanding of the controls and nothing more. Also, despite the game's team structure, there are still plenty of freelancers in each game, running around with their own agenda and little regard for teamwork or joint objectives.

Da Sound

The sound quality in the game is quite impressive. Players have the ability to choose what type of voice commands, actions, etc. from the voice command option. The sounds of the weapons, and aircraft give the game a realistic touch. The game sounds the best when using Dolby Surround (If you have surround speakers), since you can here just about everything around you. On the other hand, the music isn't as impressive as the rest of the game. The music is dull and gets on your nerves, after a while. The best thing to do when it comes to music is to pop in your own music cd and listen to it when playing.

Da Conclusion

In conclusion the game's outstanding gameplay, and graphics make it a hit. CTF (Capture the Flag) fans should love this game. The multi-player component is well designed and adds legs to an already impressive game engine. So the overall rating that I give this game would have to be a happy joystick up!

StarSiege: Tribes was reviewed by GameBoyz reader: Renegade Master.

StarSiege: Tribes

 

StarSiege: Tribes

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Platform: PC Games
Category: Action Games
 
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Game requirements P166, 32 MB RAM, with 3D FX Card. (A 3D Card is Recommended) Win 95/98, or Windows NT 4 LAN Card or minimum 28.8 modem. 3Dfx Glide compatible accelerator (recommended) Direct Sound compatible sound card. Internet, TCP/IP, IPX System Played On AMD K6-2 500 MMX, 64 MB RAM Win 98 56.6 K modem 3Dfx Voodoo 3 Soundblaster Live Rating TEEN AGES 13+ Developer: Dynamix and Sierra Introduction StarSeige: Tribes provides a smooth balance of on-line and off-line gameplay. This hotly anticipated action title delivers on its promise of great graphics, varied gameplay and excellent characterization. So whether you prefer your action titles in the company of strangers or in stand alone mode this title may be just what the doctor ordered. Da Gameplay The gameplay is excellent! With close to 40 maps, and varied terrain offerings you are guaranteed some great gaming environments. You can fight inside buildings or out in the open and the transition from one to the other is very smooth. The well designed nature of the terrain adds greatly to the immersion factor and points the joystick up! Characters can wear light, medium, and heavy armor, and can be equipped with any number of weapons. However, armor selection affects your weapon choices. For example, characters in heavy armour, are the only ones who can carry mortars. But for each plus in capability there is a corresponding minus. In the case of heavier armor there is a resulting decrease in speed. Contrary-wise, light-armored players, can take advantage of the particularly effective, sniper rifle. The weapons selection is impressive, and allows your character to try his hand at any number of hand held types. Similar to other titles such as Command & Conquer you can repair damaged units and equip your units according to your own likes. Changing armor and re-equipping weapons is a snap via the various supply units the game offers. Tribes also features Scout, LPC, and HPC aircraft types. These planes vary in size and capability and part of the game's strategic component requires that you get to know your assets and use them where appropriate. Da Difficulty Tribes really doesn't prepare you for the online experience. The single player training missions, are a basic understanding of the controls and nothing more. Also, despite the game's team structure, there are still plenty of freelancers in each game, running around with their own agenda and little regard for teamwork or joint objectives. Da Sound The sound quality in the game is quite impressive. Players have the ability to choose what type of voice commands, actions, etc. from the voice command option. The sounds of the weapons, and aircraft give the game a realistic touch. The game sounds the best when using Dolby Surround (If you have surround speakers), since you can here just about everything around you. On the other hand, the music isn't as impressive as the rest of the game. The music is dull and gets on your nerves, after a while. The best thing to do when it comes to music is to pop in your own music cd and listen to it when playing. Da Conclusion In conclusion the game's outstanding gameplay, and graphics make it a hit. CTF (Capture the Flag) fans should love this game. The multi-player component is well designed and adds legs to an already impressive game engine. So the overall rating that I give this game would have to be a happy joystick up! StarSiege: Tribes was reviewed by GameBoyz reader: Renegade Master.



 
 

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