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Posted by Hnrkaure

The remaster looks just like I remember the original. Can't wait!

Posted by EthanielRain

I remember being blown away by the first one, even though it probably ran at 10 FPS on my PC at the time.

Posted by Foggen

Always loved this game conceptually, but I could never handle actually playing it.

Posted by Humanity

@hnrkaure said:

The remaster looks just like I remember the original. Can't wait!

Yah! It's crazy cause in my mind it looked like the remastered version. I honestly didn't remember it being THAT polygonal. Memory, it's nuts!

Posted by Sildfisk

I remember loving the original Homeworld, but I was so bad at RTS games at the time that I just couldn't get past the first few levels. It'll be interesting to revisit them!

Posted by monkeystick

A tear.

Posted by Deathpooky

Can't wait. I'm always amazed that nobody has tried to do strategic 3D space combat similar to Homeworld. Difficult at hell at times, but still great.

Though the amount of people I've heard that loved the game but couldn't wrap their mind around 3D strategy probably explains that. It's learning an entirely new skill compared to most other RTS games. It always reminds me about how Ender's Game essentially started as a way to teach people how to fight war in a fully 3D space, since it would require rethinking almost all of your assumptions about combat.

Posted by Megasheep
@foggen said:

Always loved this game conceptually, but I could never handle actually playing it.

I was the same. Loved the look and feel of the game, but I remember getting to some level that you had to fly through clouds in some special way, and just getting stuck. I look forward to seeing it again.

Posted by BetaBand

Pre-ordered. I don't even care. I NEED this!

Posted by THE_RUCKUS

yus loved this game back in the day. hope someone makes new homeworld as it is a really cool and unique game that deserved better then it got

Posted by Morning_BR

I've been waiting years to play these games again. Very excited this is finally coming out.

Posted by Sunjammer

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

Posted by somatoform

3D strategy was never fully top-of-mind when it came to actually playing the game. What you did need to understand was the rock/paper/scissors of fighters/corvettes/frigates, respectively.

Also, this is great news. Homeworld seriously had the best sci-fi story and presentation in class (yes, even surpassing StarCraft for me), and you're doing yourself a disservice from not playing it to completion. Seriously, the last mission has a "twist" that made me shed several tears way back when.

And dat Adagio for Strings in mission 3. Oh man, I'm looking forward to reliving this.

Posted by Uberjannie

Remastered or reskinned? That game also had a lot of bugs..

Posted by AMyggen

I'm buying this, one of my favourite game series of all time.

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Posted by Abendlaender

This looks fantastic. Never played Homeworld but I think I have to try it now.

Posted by T_wester

Not really that much better than some of the HD texture mods out there, but still pretty.

Edited by Nictel

I hope it's not just a re-texturing but also some interface and code optimizations. Improved AI maybe?

Posted by L33T_HAXOR

Awesome, I never got too far with the original but I'm ready to take another crack at it.

So this is Homeworld 1 & 2, but what about the Cataclysm expansion?

Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans

Homeworld is awesome! Gearbox tho...

Posted by Pete0r

If only I had any skills, I would set about a mod to fuse this with some sort of procedural mission generator to make my ideal battlestar survivemup.

I can't wait to hear all the radio chatter in the first few missions again.

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Posted by NoelVeiga

@nictel: The UI looks all new, from some short clips that float out there from PAX. It looks sleek.

And for those asking, this is 1 and 2 classic and 1 and 2 remastered in a single package for thirty bucks. No Cataclysm, but that's fine, because that would have spoiled it.

Posted by BetaBand

@the_ruckus: There you go http://blackbirdinteractive.com/games/

Posted by Fobwashed

This game was awesome. Happy to see it's gonna hit a new audience =]

Posted by BetaBand

@l33t_haxor: "Unfortunately, the original code and assets for Cataclysm have gone missing over the years, so at the moment only Homeworld and Homeworld 2 are being updated."

Posted by Scrawnto

@betaband: Boy, I hope Shipbreakers is decent. I won't go so far as to hope that it's as good as Homeworld 1 or 2.

I am really excited for this. I still get goosebumps when I think about these games. The radio chatter and the engine trails, and all the rest of the sound design. I foolishly lent Homeworld 2 to a friend in highschool and never got it back, and I never actually owned a copy of Homeworld 1. Getting both with snazzy graphics and widescreen friendly UI will be nice.

Posted by BetaBand

@scrawnto: Yeah, I'm carefully managing my expectations but I can't help getting excited when watching their videos.

Posted by Sweetz

Homeworld is my personal #1 game of all time. I've played it through at least once every other year since it came out and I still love it every single time.

Homeworld 2...not so much. The lead designer ruined the game by wanting to turn it into Starcraft.

Posted by masterpaperlink

Hope this does well, I'm scared this will bomb and cause gearbox to rethink shipbreakers

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Posted by heatDrive88

I wonder how this version will handle difficulty - the original games were notoriously difficult because of the way the dynamic difficulty scales (or maybe that was just Homeworld 2... someone remind me?), and required some real weird playthroughs to get it to completion.

Posted by blakey1985

Ive watched this trailer like 10 times today, i played through homeworld again about 3 years ago gameplay wise it still holds up, the game is truly before its time. id love to see a homeworld movie the cutscenes were amazing and it looks like they have done a good job with the new ones

Edited by Brackynews

Sorry to say the Gearbox name still makes me nervous. They don't have a remake or a RTS track record worth believing in. I would literally have more faith if it was Iron Galaxy.

@heatdrive88 said:

way the dynamic difficulty scales (or maybe that was just Homeworld 2... someone remind me?), and required some real weird playthroughs to get it to completion.

I remember some cases where I would prepare for a level by ensuring I brought certain ships from the last level. Anything involving remote waypoint triggers and splitting your fleet across the map could get a bit dicey. Seriously though it was all cake compared to Cataclysm. Got wrecked so much.

Posted by pause422

Finally something Gearbox has done recently thats worth a damn. So glad they didn't mess with anything core.

Posted by Astrophyle

Oh god yes...

Posted by gaggle64

This is timely, I am 100% in the mood for a 3d space RTS.

I knew space games would come back eventually and right now I am so gosh darn happy.

Posted by OrangeLadBoy

@foggen: That's exactly how it was for me. I maybe played 1/4 of it. Then I couldn't handle it. Great theme and I remember the music was amazing.

Posted by Indigomaterie

What made this RTS so unique, was the persistence of your fleet from mission to mission. It definitely was this rogue-like aspect of the game that made it so appealing to me.

Posted by Foggen

@orangeladboy: That Adagio for Strings choral arrangement is untouchable.

Posted by atomic_dumpling

I wonder how this version will handle difficulty - the original games were notoriously difficult because of the way the dynamic difficulty scales (or maybe that was just Homeworld 2... someone remind me?), and required some real weird playthroughs to get it to completion.

In OG Homeworld, the simple fact that you keep your fleet through all missions could really screw you up in the later missions. I could not beat the mission where the enemy attacks with a bunch of missile corvettes. because I had simply no counter unit.. Fun times.

I might pick this up if the price is right (certainly not for 40+ bones).

Edited by Gravytrader

Absolutely Beautiful

Posted by Sup

Stoked, espcially for the multiplayer support, since WON and Gamespy are long gone.

Additionally as a person that ran a fanpage for Homeworld back in the day, I guess I am unser some kind of contractual obligation to buy the collectors edition.

Also I just noticed that my page is still the first result on Google when you search for the old german Homeworld patch. The world is weird

Edited by fisk0

The first RTS that justified switching to polygonal 3D graphics, and so far the three Homeworld games are also the only games doing that. Fantastic games, but a little disappointing that they don't even include Cataclysm as part of the classic games included. I get that remastering it would be hard with the lost code, but whatever tweaks they're doing to the original Homeworld 1 to run on modern systems (I assume it's doing some compatibility settings and possibly adding nglide or bitpatcher's directdraw wrapper) should work for the original version of Cataclysm as well.

Posted by Mr_Creeper

Never played the original, so I'm unsure if this'll be a strategy game I like. Guess I should look at some of the older game's videos.

Edited by frytup

Sigh...

I swore I'd stop pre-ordering games. This is testing my willpower.

Edited by OrgunUK

Goosebumps

Posted by BetaBand

@frytup: Do it....it's ok....do it...

Posted by Edraii

TAKE MY FUCKING MONEY, TAAAAKE IIIIIIT...

Oh god, I'm already getting mad here.

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