Tachyon: The Fringe
|a game by||NovaLogic|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 1 vote|
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Like the excellent Privateer, and Elite before that, Tachyon is one of those freeform, do-what-you-like space sims where you're a mercenary travelling the Fringe looking for ways to earn cash and buy yourself a bigger ship and groovier weapons.
The Fringe is a pan of the universe that's being fought over between the Bora Rebels and the powerful GalSpan Corporation. As a mercenary, you obviously don't give a toss about the politics of the situation, so you can join either side depending on whether you want to be a defender of oppressed peoples or bully-boy corporate gangster (or you could base your choice on who has the prettiest ships).
The open-ended format of Tachyon is something that has been lacking from space sims for a long time and, if the gameplay, graphics and general atmosphere of Tachyon turn out as expected, NovaLogic could have a real winner on their hands.