Strike Suit Zero

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  • Doomspoon 21 Aug 2012 14:27:23 2,416 posts
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    I used the fantastic search feature and nothing came up so apologies if there's already a thread about this.

    Strike Suit Zero is a mech based space combat game. It's got a bit of a Wing Commander/Star Wars Jedi Starfighter look about it. It seems to borrow ideas from Macross.

    The alpha footage from Rezzed looks nice. I've joined the Facebook group and got sent a free PDF artwork book, the ship designs have a nice R-Type or Vic Viper look about them.

    Gamescom article

    Official Site is under construction at the moment. It suggests the game will be available on Steam and Origin, also coming to XBLA and PSN it seems.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out as I haven't played a decent space combat game in years, hopefully this'll change that.

    Edited by Doomspoon at 14:28:58 21-08-2012
  • RunningMan 21 Aug 2012 14:28:36 2,386 posts
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    Played this at Rezzed. Lots of fun. Took some time to get used to the controls, but had a blast with it.
  • Doomspoon 21 Aug 2012 14:30:08 2,416 posts
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    It's a shame I missed Rezzed, it was only the other side of town but I was busy all weekend.

    edit: Was it setup on flight stick and keyboard at Rezzed? I'd read that it can be played on joypad or M/KB too.

    Edited by Doomspoon at 14:37:24 21-08-2012
  • RunningMan 21 Aug 2012 14:49:43 2,386 posts
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    Three set-ups, one with a 360 controller, mouse and keyboard and a flight stick if I remember correctly. Tried 360 and mk. Preferred the 360 controller.
  • ecureuil 21 Aug 2012 14:54:22 76,526 posts
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    This looks pretty cool. I get a Colony Wars vibe from it.
  • Doomspoon 21 Aug 2012 15:15:12 2,416 posts
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    Running Man, I think when I first read about it just around Rezzed the dev diary video showed it on flight stick, the inference being that was the only connected controller option at the time. I'd assumed that most people don't bother with flight sticks anymore.

    I've never played Colony Wars so it didn't spring to mind but that linked article mentions "Strike Suit Zero scratches that Colony Wars and Project Sylpheed itch". I didn't get on too well with Project Sylpheed but I was playing on an overly dark screened standard def TV at the time, I should try it again sometime.
  • Sharzam 21 Aug 2012 23:47:40 2,721 posts
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    Also tried it a rezzed, i played with a good old stick.

    My impressions were that it has potential, after all how many space dog fighting games do you see. But was a bit to early to tell if it work. It was in alpha state so was very ropey but iam not judging it as you can see where it might go.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 4 Oct 2012 17:47:09 37,375 posts
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    I just remembered I played this at the EG Expo, in the Rezzed area. It was a lot of fun with a flight stick, but I'm not bloody buying one of those.

    Errr... Anyway, yeah. Seems to be coming along really nicely and I'll give it some serious consideration on release. Have a trailer!

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  • Doomspoon 18 Oct 2012 15:24:50 2,416 posts
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    On Kickstarter now to get the project finished.

    Edited by Doomspoon at 15:25:31 18-10-2012
  • Dirtbox 15 Jun 2013 00:03:34 77,477 posts
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    Noticed this is half price on steam today. Worth it?

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  • rtk79 15 Jun 2013 00:13:33 490 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Noticed this is half price on steam today. Worth it?
    It's also offered in a bundle at amazon.com :
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DBGNTLC
    Don't know what it's worth, have yet to start the thing
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