Before The Storm

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Author: Markus Friebe aka SalaciusCrumb
Release Date: April 16 2003
Story: Several weeks before the ultimate strike against the bug colony in the Mercator system, you are ordered to reconquer a small transfer outpost on Mercator 3. Although the main strike will be coordinated outside of the Mercator system, the regain of this outpost is vital for fleet movements and ground troop support. Heavy snowfall and wind almost on tornado level on higher atmosphere layers makes a focused bombing strike from the orbit or the deployment of a larger group of dropships impossible. So your objectives are to clean the base from bugs and prepare the base for the safe landing of the stations personal. You will be dropped on the secondary landing platform of the complex. Reach the ComTower in the north to get further briefing and situation analysis.

* Play Information *
Required Mod(s): StarShip Troopers Version : 1.0
Single Player : Yes
DukeMatch 2-8 Player : No
Cooperative 2-8 Player : No
Difficulty Settings : Hard
Plutonium Pak Required : Yes
New Art: Yes
New Sounds: Yes
New Music: Yes
New .CONs: No
Demos Replaced: No

Review Summary:

7.6

Architecture

10.0/10

Details

10.0/10

Texturing / Shading

8.0/10

Atmosphere

7.0/10

Gameplay

3.0/10

Pros

  • Great Architecture
  • Nice Detailing & Sprite work.
  • Excellent Trimming

Cons

  • Blockable wall prevents map completion
  • Some texture alignment problems
  • Odd choice of textures in some parts

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