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Battlestar Galactica Online

Release Date:  2010
Publisher:  Bigpoint
Developer:  Bigpoint
Genre:  Strategy
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Battlestar Galactica Online (BSG online for short) is a free-to-play, browser-based MMO released by BigPoint which is dedicated to publishing F2P Games like Skyrama, Zoomumba and many more. The closed beta begins in Nov 8, 2010 and till now (September, 2011), there have been 2.5 Million registered players stationing in the  vast universe.

Review:

It’s simply hard to believe that the browser-based Battlestar Galactica Online (BGO) can be played for free, with all its intriguing back story, state-of-the-art 3D graphics and intense ship combat in space, which can easily beat lots of client games even. Based on the hit namesake TV show, the game may eclipse its Muse, for with such fierce battles to engage in the online game who would still be satisfied by just watching TV program.

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It is wonderful to be able to see favorite TV characters such as Number Six (as tutorial guide), Boomer and Starbuck, etc. in it. Yet compared with the core gameplay, it’s just like an appetizer. Upon entry, you will be immediately led into tutorial, which is not only informative enough to let you know all that should be grasped but also captive to claim your interest and addiction.

The tutorial is designed as a prelude to battlestar warfare, in which you act as a green pilot to finish a combat mission. With a clear interface and the helpful guidance, you can learn the basic operation of controlling a battle ship, such as to move the Trottle button to adjust marching speed, or to install missiles or cannons to fire at target. As you fight on, you can fully enjoy the truly top-notch 3D graphics and dynamic animation of every action. For instance, while the ship advances forward, many floating objects and asteroids in space just reverse against the direction, which greatly simulates what is felt in real life. Although it is not perfect, for you may find that the asteroid in front of your ship may not be left behind but always appears beside it, the animation and 3D effects on the whole are stunningly terrific. By the way, you may even be defeated during the fight in tutorial, bombed by confronting ships to be exact, which is not disheartening but rather will-provoking; and you can always start over or choose to skip it in next entry.

After the tutorial, you will be led to the formal gameplay. And to start, you will choose to have a raider or a heavy raider as your initial ship and create your own Centurion, a horse-headed robot in fact, which can be customized in the style and color of Head, Arms, Body and Legs, out of several choices. When it’s done, in the form of the Centurion, you will be taken to Commander of the ship to receive missions.

Missions are of great variety and multitude. As a starter, you will be given the relatively easy one, such as to investigate a suspicious asteroid and collect useful data about potential menace. Easy as it is, the starting mission is not necessarily boring and monotonous; on the contrary, in patrol, you may encounter many emergencies, such as the occurrence of hostile ships or unidentified objects, which certainly entails fight and fire and sometimes necessitates subsequent collection of items, say, three blue cargo containers during the wreck (you have to search around to find them in the first place).

As your ranking and experience rises, you may touch off more challenging missions like participating in asteroid mining. Scan asteroids to check out the resource containment, break them up with cannon weapons and collect valuable resources inside. Due to its great 3D effects again, you can see the grand scenario of asteroids split into several pieces under fire, which surely facilitates the sense of achievement. And the list of mission is just long and longed for. Besides, there are also fierce PvP battles and wonderful teamwork in fight.

The only blemish lies in the high-frequency of loading between shifts of interface, such as loadings after tutorial, completion of a mission and before the issue of a new task, etc. Except that, BGO is a rarity that cannot be missed.

Overview:

Have you ever imagined what it is like to fight in the outer space in a ship? When varied characters and tools are available for you to choose, and when you can indulge yourself in new aspects of the show’s universe, what are you hesitating for? Isn’t it exciting to interact with your key favorite key characters, complete challenging missions issued from your commanding officers and fly a Colonial Viper or Cylon Raider – or command ships which are never seen previously? In Battlestar Galactica Online, all these fantasies can be realized.

In Battlestar Galactica Online, it is for you to decide which side to stand for: Humanity or Cylon. You can not only experience the action-packed strategic battle with numerous offensive and defensive systems for resources and territory between Human and Cylon players, but also fulfill the story-based outer space missions and create your ideal Battlestar Galactica Online character. Multiple ships are available to command, with a huge range of upgrades and customization choices. You must wonder the origin and features of cylons. Actually, they were created by humans. They evolved. They rebelled. Among the Cylon forces, there are six cylon models, possessing varied personalities and roles and making Cylon destruction of the 12 Colonies possible.

Beyond that, there are also eight well-liked “Boomers” and one “Cavil” which is ruthlessly pragmatic, cynical and even sadistic. The join of two “Leobens” which can tell prophecy sometimes with eerie accuracy makes the Cylon fleet a complete team. 40 years after the first Cylon War, the cylons returned and laid their waste to the Twelve Colonies.

Gathering a fleet of civilian ships, the Battlestar Galactica Online managed to escape the attack and embark on the way of exploring the Thirteenth Tribe of Man—the planet known as Earth. After the relentless chase of cylons, Battlestar Galactica Online gathered momentum and finally succeeded in destroying Cylon Fleet’s Resurrection Ship. In this way, the cylon forces were enraged and set out to counterattack. The Colonial and Cylon fleets later on both found themselves stranded in a bleak land.

In the end, which force gained upper reign remained as a question. It is left for you to explore and experience. Holding loyalty to your team firmly in your heart, you will undoubtedly find that the tactic outer space battle is worthwhile and fabulous. So why not search for the website promptly and add spice to your recreational part of life?

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