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UFO: Aftershock (PC DVD)

by CENEGA
Platform : Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
3.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Global strategy game, with tactical missions
  • Sequel to the successful UFO: Aftermath
  • New amazing technologies and items for development
  • New enemies and allies
  • Resource and base management
  • Improved SAS (Simultaneous Action System) and RPG systems
  • Strong story
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00064YU1A
  • Release Date: 21 Oct. 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,830 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

UFO: Aftershock is the sequel to the highly successful 2003 title UFO: Aftermath and follows directly from one of the endings of the first title, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism. The Council of Earth and their followers take refuge on an orbiting satellite prepared for them by the aliens, but not all the survivors of the original invasion were re-located.

The game starts after many years in their new home, with no sign of the aliens and a failing life support system--the player must find out what happened to the Earth, the people left behind on the surface and the new visitors.

UFO: Aftershock is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy with the gamer controlling the actions of elite ground troops, and the running and construction of an intricate network of interlinking bases.

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Like most people who played it, I loved the XCOM series of games, which included UFO: Enemy Unknown, Terror From The Deep, and XCom Apocalypse. Although Microprose and the Gollop brothers have now moved on to other things (see Laser Squad Nemesis), there is a large fanbase on the web of turn-based squad level strategy games. Cenega's original UFO:Aftermath game brought back waves of nostalgia from that time. The tactical geosphere part of the game involved base management, research trees, and responding to alien incursions, whilst the squad level tactical game involved rescue missions, assaulting alien space craft, and defending cities against alien attack.
UFO: Aftershock is the sequel to that game, and takes a more original storyline approach. Rather than fighting off an alien invasion, in this timeline the aliens have already won and the last vestiges of humanity have been imprisoned in decaying space stations orbiting the earth. When one of these is sabotaged the survivors begin reexploring the abandoned earth below them, now inhabited by mutants, aliens, as well as disparate tribes of psionics and cyborgs.
The 3D engine has been much improved from the last game, as has the quality of sound effects and the control interface. A few niggles remain however, that won't suit everyone. The simultaneous action system (as in Combat Mission or XCom Apocalypse) won't suit everyone who prefers turn based things like Fallout 2 or Jagged Alliance 2. For my part it speeds up those missions where there's just one more alien hiding somewhere, which was a sore point in the XCom series. Secondly, I find the weapons a little underwhelming at the moment; meatier sound effects and some more impressive special effects might have improved things.
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This game is the best of the X-COM/UFO saga i have ever seen. Base management, research, manufacture, squad management and diplomacy are so developed and detailed , giving it a real strategy flexibility, not available in previous games, even in X-Com Apocalypse.
The tactical combat is quite good, but the camera management can be a bit boring. Perhaps the system used in UFO Aftermath for viewing was a bit more user friendly.
The story is envolving, as you have to rediscover and rebuild all human based earth technology and history, apart from dealing with the surviving humans on the planet and the new extra-terrestrial threat. Overall UFO Aftershock can take you through several weeks, if not months, of adictive non-stop gaming.
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I really wanted to like this game, having been a big fan of the original X-Com series. I had played Aftermath but felt that it was a bit of a step back in terms of the research element, so when I started playing this game I was pleased to see it's reappearance. You can research and build various items and train your characters in various skills to help you in your fight against the aliens.

In the early parts of the game I was convinced that this was going to be a 5 star game but as it carried on it slid down the scale. The reasons for this are mainly

(i) the repetitive nature of the tactical missions of the game which although short and punchy are a little too much of the same. It is a little too easy to rely on just a very limited selection of character types to get through every encounter and some weapons are a little overpowered in later stages of the game.

(ii) the speed of the storyline is governed by the research time of your main lab which you have no control over. Later on in the game you can easily find yourself with the game speed turned right up for long periods waiting for something to happen.

All in all it is disappointing to see that the game at best does not appear to have moved on since the last of the X-Com series and at worst has gone backwards in that time.
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For fans of in-depth, character developing, turn-based squad tactics, with a hint of global strategy - this is a great buy!
A couple of years ago, UFO Aftermath was released, which tried to update classics such as UFO: Enemy Unknown, and X-Com Apocalypse (a great, complex game for its time). It was good but fell slighlty short of the mark on several counts.
This sequel attempts to improve yet further on the flaws of its predecessor, and succeeds very well in my opinion.
Highly addictive, and wonderfully in-depth, you begin to get a sense of attachment to your squad as they train and develop over time.
The Worldwide strategy section of the game is tricky and a bit scary to look at at first, but great once you get the hang of it.
Only real criticisms: there are a lot of bug reports on the offical forum, (although I haven't experienced the worst of these myself). Despite having a powerful PC, loading times seem to get rather slow sometimes, so make sure your machine is up to the job.
In summary:
Cerebral and tactical - the ability to pause the action and stack up orders makes you really think about your squad tactics.
Really really good and well worth buying. Thumbs up.
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This has the potential to be a great strategy game. If you've played and enjoyed the XCOM games, this offers a very similar mix of base bulding, squad management and tactical combat elements. It is a mammoth game, offering weeks of gameplay. I can only give it a qualified recommendation, however as it was obviously rushed out by the publishers before the developers had finished it. Even with the most recent patch it is far too prone to crashes. There are also design flaws, the worst of which can mean that players can find themselves unable to complete the game without doing anything obviously wrong. Prospective buyers are strongly advised to read postings on the user forums at [...] before purchase.
There aren't many other squad-level strategy games around and, when it works, this is a good addition to the genre. If you are looking for a strategy game this is worth considering, but only if you have a high spec. machine, considerable patience, and are prepared to put in the effort not only to play through the game but also to work around various flaws.
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