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Simulation/Giant Robot Simulation
TEEN, Animated Violence
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You sit at the helm of a finely tuned robotic fighting machine, pummeling all that stands in your path with both energy weapons and shells. Do you fight for the Martian rebels, thwarting the plans of the Emperor, or join the ranks of the robotic Cybrids, who are set on a kill/maim/destroy program? You choose.
Starsiege is a combat game that seats you in a huge Herc. Features include the option to choose which force (human or Cybrid) to fight for; a new terrain engine; over 55 training, single-player and multiplayer missions; and nine unique planetary environments. In addition, Starsiege boasts over 40 futuristic weapons from which to choose, more than 35 Hercs and tanks to pilot, the ability to custom design your Herc with nose art or camouflage and totally configurable keyboard and joystick controls.
Although a 3D acceleration card is recommended for Starsiege, it comes with advanced software rendering for those without one. Those with 3D acceleration will take full advantage of 3D effects such as dynamic colored lighting, smoke trails, ricochets, real-time shadows and muzzle flashes. All Internet play is free and supports 12-20 players. Starsiege ships with two popular modes of multiplayer play: Capture the Flag and Deathmatch.
Other features include an interactive 3D mission editor (not available in the initial release, but available soon thereafter), support for DirectSound3D, Aureal A3D and Dolby Digital Surround Sound and a game recorder that allows you to save your own video of the action. Starsiege comes with a printed 184-page manual and a 152-page full color Compendium of the Starsiege Universe. ~ Chris Couper, All Game Guide