View Full Version : Battlestar Galactica (Hands-on)

10-17-2003, 08:23 AM

The gameplay in Battlestar Galactica appears to take a lot of inspiration from games like Rogue Leader, which is a good thing. Then Battlestar Galactica builds upon those elements and adds in some pretty cool maneuvers that sweeten the deal. The radar is very similar to Rogue Leader using the “3D radar” look with lines above and below the dots to signify if a ship is above or below your current position. The Viper HUD is very informative showing twelve different functions, including: colonial locator, energy band, hull integrity, primary reticule, just to name a few. The HUD functions aren’t just eye candy are extremely useful and imperative for mission success. For example, there will be times when you are tempted to take out a few more Cylon Raider ships, however, you’ll need to keep an eye on the primary target locator in order to meet mission objectives.


Left analog stick – control ship heading; press in to reorient ship
Right analog stick – control ship row; press in to rotate camera
D-pad – issues wingmen commands
Left Trigger – decelerate
Right Trigger – accelerate
A Button – fire primary weapon
B Button – roll/match speed/missile configuration
X Button – fire secondary weapon
Y Button –selects the next target or primary objective
White/Black Buttons – scroll through available targets
Back Button – change camera (third and first-person cameras)

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10-17-2003, 10:43 AM
Oh, man ... this game sounds so cool! I can't wait. My only problem now is there are way too many good games coming on this month and next that I may have to take out a second mortgage on my house just to afford them all! :wink:

10-17-2003, 01:12 PM
The game looks better than the original TV show. :)

10-17-2003, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Hugh_Jass
The game looks better than the original TV show. :)

True, but that in and of itself is no great accomplishment.

OC Noob
10-18-2003, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by selowitch

True, but that in and of itself is no great accomplishment.

Thats crazy talk!!!