The video and sounds
While most games count on graphics, this
game counts on the story. So the graphics are not amazing. But the objectís
sharpness is incredible, itís very detailed. Tachyon: The Fringe has a very
rich universe such as Nebulas, planets, space derbies, asteroids, useless
junk. And the space fog is just brilliant. Very well done, it seems almost
real. When the fog is moving it havocís on human perceptions. It is extremely
hard to fly in there. Well, the not too amazing graphic made the movements
fast and sharp. The kind of game like Tachyon has only one suggestion on the
resolutions, the higher the better.
The music in the game is good but you donít
hear them often. They synchronize with the situation you are in, so if you
are in a battle, a more boosting, energetic music will start. But the music
is so rare and short that I decided to put on my earphones and listens to
my own music instead of theirs. As for the voice acting, it was just absolutely
breathtaking or brilliant if you prefer, with Bruce Campbell in it turning
a simple space simulation game into something much more potent. Most people
want the game because of Bruce Campbellís voice acting. I personally loved
the voice acting of everybody, they sounded like they are one with the characters
in the game, and they talk with emotions unlike some others. As for the weapon
sounds, I just love to shoot all the torpedoes and missiles together. It just
If you are looking for a easily controllable
space SIMM, and care more about the actual story then just some awesome graphics,
then you will love Tachyon: The Fringe. Itís unique story with a great varieties
of environments will give you the never get bored of its kind of feeling.
You will want to play the same mission with other ships and different ways.
My critics are centered on horrible and annoying laser sounds and short music
time. The game has an average length. You can finish both sides within a week.
This game just needs a normal computer to run it, no high requirements. So
everyone can enjoy it. We would like to applaud NovaLogic for a job well done.
(Ben) Ping-Yu Ni