Folks it has
been a long time coming and it is hard to believe that it is here. Homeworld has been resurrected from the Karos Graveyard and is launching today on Steam in 30 mins from the time of this post. Gearbox has seen fit to do not just the Homeworld, but the entire gaming community an amazing service by not remastering but restoring Homeworld to a level that many of us here could have only dreamed. I know that many of us here at Relicnews news would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you and our gratitude for the work they have put in to the HW:RC. The Steam preload is active now so you still have some time to unlock and play as soon as it releases. While you are waiting for the game to either download and/or unlock, feel free to check out some of the reviews that have been coming out for the Homeworld Remastered Collection. In addition, the Relicnews forum section for Homeworld Remastered is active and available for all to come and make themselves at home yet again. As the single largest Homeworld fansite STILL in existence today, we plan on keeping the legacy going for multiplayer discussion, modding and of course whatever else comes along with Homeworld. So stay a while and come join us. http://forums.relicnews.com/forumdisplay.php?340-Homeworld-Remastered Also while you are here, come join us over in our IRC channel and hang out with us Dolts. So load up your favorite IRC client and head over. IRC: tanis.onitato.com Channel: #homeworld IGN: 9/10 http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/24/homeworld-remastered-collection-review
Homeworld: The Remastered Collection does a fantastic job of polishing up and reintroducing these formerly hard-to-experience classic real-time strategy games. Over the 15 years since it first came out, these exciting, large-scale space battles haven’t been matched, much less surpassed, and its outstanding atmosphere and story can teach modern game developers valuable lessons on how to make the most of simple animation, dramatic camera angles, and a largely classical score. With only a few missions and ideas that stand out as poor with the benefit of hindsight, it’s amazing how well Homeworld holds up as a single-player focused RTS, and I can recommend it as strongly today as we did in 1999
And now, it’s finally here. After seventeen years, Homeworld fans have the opportunity to once again explore the original classic duo, reborn anew with flashy coats of paint. At least, they have the opportunity to do so without resorting to arcane pc magic to get it to work. Is it worth it? Here’s a spoiler: It totally is. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you’ll absolutely adore the remastered edition… …The huge amount of work that went into modernizing and reinterpreting the many visuals, from the ships to the wonderfully abstract nebulous backdrops feel like a massive love letter to both the original game, and to the fans who love it.
The Homeworld collection is a fantastic and complex RTS that will challenge players with an almost intimidating amount of depth of choice. It tells a serious, engaging story, and has skirmish modes that will test both strategic thinking and the ability to think quickly under pressure. This is a very different beast from StarCraft which is a good thing, since not every RTS has to be based on that concept. For younger RTS fans, one of the greats of the genre has finally returned.
And check out TotalBiscuit’s thoughts on the Homeworld Remastered Collection here: And of course the ever popular Scott Manley is doing a play through of Homeworld Remastered which you can check out here as well: