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#1 Thorondor

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

Natural Selection II
Natural Selection II can't wait to hatch. Years of development at Unknown Worlds Entertainment and extensive beta testing are about to result in what is expected to be a major evolution in this hybrid multiplayer FPS/RTS game series.

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What was expected only tomorrow is happening today, as the update of the countdown for release at the game's official site indicates.

A space station, an infestation and two species bent on mutual extermination are the basis for Natural Selection II, a game where you are either with the elite human force or the alien hive.

One on each side shall lead their brethren from an overhead viewpoint, plotting the strategy, choosing the upgrade path, placing structures, weapon emplacements and traps. On the field, up-close and personal, the rest deal in death - face to snout.

A fierce struggle for supremacy and survival is about to begin.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

It does look tempting...

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:47 PM

PC Gamer has some rookie tips for those who do give in to temptation here.

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Note that despite appearances, and from what I could gather, this is far from a casual game.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:31 AM

The more I read, the more I like. It will have to wait for better times though.

I hope the game has some kind of training mode with bots. It would be hard to just dive into the fray without at least some basic knowledge.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:35 PM



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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

These kinds of games always look cool, but for them to be enjoyable, you pretty much have to either be able to play perfect or find a group where both sides play for fun. Otherwise it's just a constant stomping fest. :/


Still, props for neat lookin!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

It looks DAMN cool. Perhaps when I get a new comp...

I do hope they have a good match-making system, for the reasons Sunflash posted.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:10 AM

Played it, loved it. It's plagued by the same syndrome of "I wanna be commander" that tormented NS1 though, which means that on public servers you will get screwed over time and time again.

It's also quite hard to get into, with no tooltips and a good dozen training videos (no tutorial game mode that I have found, but it does allow servers to be made "rookie-friendly"), it's not really a pick-up-and-play title.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:01 AM



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:51 PM



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

Ah, awesome! Luckily I bought this game! Unluckily I can play it at 640 480.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

Hey, its not SVGA but at least beats EGA standards... ;)

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:00 AM

Yes, in 2013. Posted Image

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

Still don't have Natural Selection 2? Well, sob not, because come 8 PM UK time the game will be 50% off on Steam.



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And if you really don't want to spend a dime to try it out, you'll no doubt rejoice at the chance to play it for zilch in the Free Weekend. :D

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:19 PM



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:33 PM



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On August 30, Natural Selection 2 will receive its biggest ever update: Reinforced.

Features revealed for Reinforced include the female marine, Biodome, and Linux support. Lots of other hinted but secret stuff is also going in.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:23 PM







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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:49 PM



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:19 AM



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:31 PM



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