Watch out, Battlestar Galactica Fans! Here comes an awesome flight simulator which will allow you to dive into the world of BsG.
The game is called „Beyond the Red Line“ and will allow you to fly many ships, like the Viper Mk II, Viper Mk VII or Raptor. To have a first look at it I downloaded the demo from the official website.
After playing the demo single player campaign I can only say: I want more!
It is one hell of a game, you really become part of the Battlestar Galactica universe and I can’t wait to test the multi player demo part as it allows you to try all three included snubfighters: Viper Mk II, Viper Mk VII and Raptor.
Although the graphics are just awesome and the game play makes you really enjoy the experience to be a Viper-pilot, there are a few things I have to criticize:
The in-game menu is…uhm…let’s say, you need to get used to it. It is a bit difficult to keep the orientation there, but maybe they had such a display aboard the Galactica 😉
Also, it takes a bit to get used to the controls, even with the tutorial which explains you everything you need to know about how to properly fly your ship. As a Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance veteran I have some troubles getting used to the aiming as it is very hard to make sure that your shots count. In the SP campaign I had a maximum hit percentage of 28%, maybe I just need to train a bit more to get better 🙂
Ok, ok, it is „just“ a demo, so hopefully the final version will have fixed/improved some parts…but after all, the fun factor is there. I consider buying the game already, even if it is just for the fun or the graphics….
There is currently no release date for the game, or didn’t find it it. As soon as a date is published, I will update this article 🙂