Nightstalker's Universe Mod has been in the works for 9 years, the mod itself has gone though many incarnations including being rewritten several times. The concept of NSU is to give SciFi junkies what they are looking for. There are several sections of the mod dedicated to different SciFi Shows such as, BSG, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Firefly, and Star Wars. There are several sections of the mod that come from different ideas I have come up with and each system is uniquely different with custom suns, starspheres, and a few planets. The Mod has a lot to offer for a wide range of players. At the start you are given 5 choices though the use of one way jump holes (one in ST, SW, B5, Nightstalker Space, Terran Alliance Space). There are also 4 unique Factions in the mod, including Rogue Asteroids, Comets, Derelicts (Moving wrecks), and monsters (They hurt too). There is an update coming but I do not have a date as of yet for release.
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Incredible. Absolutely incredible. I've always wanted a game that accessed the multiverse on a massive scale and this game does exactly that. You start off small, with a modest ship/ And right there you can pick out one of three types be it a babylon 5 Thunderbolt, a battlestar Viper, or a generic fighter.And then the real fun begins by choosing a home port.
The multiverse is by far the best part of the game. Following also the large battles be it PvP or PvE. And let's not forget the beautiful scores from our favorite shows and movies.
Really the only major con would be the money system. For beginners that can be a tough curve, but as stated this isn't a game for the week of heart. Even so the pure epicness is outweighed.
There is one small issue found in the game currently which is more or so an odd game mechanic. Minefields do not damage you ships if they are capitals or large in general. Instead they have a tenancy to get stuck. Which can be a problem should you choose the eclipse class star destroyer, which its only shipyard is sorrounded by an asteroid field.
All in all the game mod is well created, well done, and over all just fun and highly replyable. Good work Nightstalker. Lord Karom gives this masterpiece a 10/10!
Highest Rated (4 agree) 9/10
A lot of potential here, on the NSU mod. I would have given it a 10 if there was a open single player option. But NS wants it only as Multi-Player, shame really. But with that aside, this mod has everything for the Sci Fi Geek in all of us..lol Graphics on most of the ships are sharp and detailed, only a few along with some stations that need a revamp. Almost no trade lanes, but your cruise engine's are increased to 900 to cope with the large distance's, a 1000 cruise would be better as that would…
Dec 5 2011 by cygna