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  Universal Combat
Words from the company:
Fight anything – anywhere – anyhow... and by any means necessary!

Universal Combat takes you into a seamless universe full of epic space battles, massive ground skirmishes, fierce naval engagements and even tense dogfights above the planet’s surface. In solo mode or in multiplayer, in first- or third-person view, play as a marine, a star ship commander with a full crew, or a pilot in the latest space fighter.

Universal Combat brings together the greatest components of any war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth title in the long-running Battlecruiser series, during development it morphed into much more than a massive space simulation. As Universal Combat, the new action-based focus, direction and premise of the new incarnation caters to a wider audience of action and space sim fans alike.

The Review:
The idea behind this game is a real good one, but it is missing a couple things. The first thing started to get on my nerves is the fact that they did not put any sort of "tutorial" or a scenario that would show you how to play the game and use the controls, they just put you out in the middle of nowhere and expect you to learn how to use these on your own. They do however give you a card in the game box with a list of all the controls on it, but for me that is not enough. The other thing I did not like about this game was that there were so many keys to use, and each one is used in a different way between the 4 styles of game play Land, Sea, Air, and Space. And as I said before they do give a sheet that shows what the keys do for each style.

There was only one extreme problem with the installation of this game and that is you must have a certain video codec called Indeo. You can get this codec off of the internet, but for a small price of $14.95 (U.S.). And other than that issue there were no other problems with the installation.

Review ID Number: 27
  Product Details
Dreamcatcher Games
Review Date: 2005-01-17
Reviewer: Alex Moulton
Rating: 7 out of 10
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