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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

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"An excellent space strategy game"
5 stars"

I found this game to be highly enjoyable, albeit difficult.

The graphics in this game are simply the best I have seen in a game of this genre, and the weapon effects are spectacular, as are the gigantic explosions that are a result of destroyed ships. Sound is also spectacular in this game.

Gameplay was easy to learn, with a well-made interface, allowing you to command a fleet of large spaceships with ease, but the game was difficult at times, but I find difficult games highly satisfying.

As well as the excellent graphics, sound and gameplay, the game has an immersive science fiction story to go along with it.

The only negative aspect of this game is that it easily crashes on lower-end systems, but this isn't enough for me to lower my rating.

I highly reccomend Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, easily a full five stars.

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"Decent, but not overwhelming fleet action"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

The core of the game is real-time space battles, where you typically control 1–4 battleships, fighting against (of course) overwhelming odds. The story is reasonably terrible, involving multiple alien races, AIs, and irritating human companions. The script and voice acting is uniformly horrible, and if it wasn't for the important information often imparted in briefings you would by justified in clicking through them all. The campaign is entirely linear, which isn't really the impression given in the promotional blurb.

Between missions you get to upgrade your ship(s). The list of weapons & devices you can equip is long, but generally you can rely on incremental improvement in the equipment available after each battle.

In battle you seem to have a lot of control over ship systems, but very quickly you realise that beyond selecting targets, and fighting style (attacking shields, ship sub-systems, or just going for all out destruction) you can pretty much leave it up to the ships to sort themselves out. Getting rid of the micromanagement means you get to sit back and the space fireworks (exploding space battleships are pretty awesome to watch).

Description

Immerse yourself in Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, the latest surprise to hit the gaming world! Innovative and groundbreaking, it is a real-time mission-based tactical space game featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozen battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and astrophysical phenomena in your struggle to save Earth.

At the dawn of the 22nd century the conquest of space and the colonization of the solar system is being monopolized by several huge and ambitious megacorporations. Although extremely delicate and vulnerable, a balance is maintained by these companies. It has now been 60 years since the terrible catastrophe that befell Noah's Ark, the first colony ship of mankind.

At the very edge of the solar system the companies make a discovery which will shift the technological advantage and upset the balance. And so a new conflict is born: "The Jupiter Incident". You are Marcus Cromwell, a young but already famous captain. With your legendary spaceship Stiletto you find yourself in the middle of the conflict.

Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is a TFS: a Tactical Fleet Simulator. It’s like nothing you’ve played before. The strong, elaborate story takes you from mission to mission and allows different approaches. It’s up to you which tactics you choose to bring each mission to a good end. A reward system enables you to repair, upgrade and enhance your ships depending on the approach you chose. Mission briefings let you roam through an unbelievably accurate 3D animated star map system.

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

System Requirements:

Windows 98/2000/XP; 1GHz processor; 128Mb RAM; 1.4GB dard drive space; 32MB graphics card; DirectX 9.0b or higher; 56k modem for Internet Play
Release date NZ
November 29th, 2004
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Media Format
PC DVD-ROM
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UPC
7350002939000
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1469283

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