How do you think those around you would feel if they knew that 2,000 years from now the central point behind all of the major wars would be contesting around who has posession of a flag?
I recently picked up Tribes: Ascend. You can read about it HERE. I realize that I don’t have many friends that play the kind of games that I play, but it doesn’t stop me from trying to put the resources out there for people to use. If you recall, I put together a post like this about the game Descent a while back.
Anyways, this post is a lot like the one I did about Descent, except I’m doing it about Tribes.
The majority of the information I’m putting up here was gleaned from the Hi-Rez Tribes Forums. The post can be found HERE.
Simply put, Tribes is a game of massive multi-player warfare where teams consist of 32 vs. 32 players. It’s on an epic scale. It can be deathmatch, Capture the Flag, or a handful of other game modes. Deathmatch and CTF being the most popular.
While you can run around on the ground, you also have a fancy jetpack that can propel you forward or up in to the air. Adding this extra dimension of movement makes the game faster, more difficult, and way more entertaining than you would think it could be.
There have been a number of Tribes games that have released over the years. Now, to save you some heartache, I’m only providing information for two or three of them because some don’t get played anymore.
First was Starsiege: Tribes
This is was created the genre of tribes style games that included the jetpack. It doesn’t get played much anymore and those that do are usually on the higher end of elite and don’t take well to newcomers. If you consider yourself a glutton for punishment though, you can snag it here.
Then there was Tribes 2.
Man, this game was AWESOME. It is still being supported by the fan community over at TribesNext. You can go there to download the entire thing. OR… you can just click HERE.
Some people complained that they wanted a storyline above the shoot, kill, repeat model that had been in place for years. So, they brought out…
This game was good in my opinion. I enjoyed the story. The game play was solid. There were a few new features and I had a good time with the single and multiplayer.
The game isn’t played online by many people anymore, BUT, the single player campaign is TOTALLY worth playing.
Want to give it a shot? Click HERE
Okay, now we have moved into the modern era …
Again, you can go look at the post I put up about it for more information (I reccommend this!), but if you wanna just skip the whole thing, then you can always just GO HERE and download the game. It’s quick, easy, and fun to play.
So, there you go. It’s all the basic info you need.
An AMAZING explaination of the Game and the mechanics.
And my personal thoughts on the whole thing.
Pick it up. Play it. Enjoy it.
It really is fun.