It's hard to even review this one because, having not read the other reviews first before playing it, I had no idea what was going on. The briefing map looked completely unrelated to the actual mission (as i was playing this one on medium). Apparently it's an arcade-style shooter on hard which fits the briefing map. On medium, it was an okay but confusing mission - first killing some rebel craft and then some modified TIE's, but I couldn't tell you why. It was an okay mission overall - just confusing.
Annoying but fun to fly.
Disturbingly simple, -at least on Hard level-, the mission is reduced to kill roughly two dozens of armed kamikaze CUVs, formed in a reticle, while flying an unshielded TIE Fighter. Later, some additional Z-95s and other will be thrown in the party. What could possibly go wrong?. A rip off in terms of plotline, briefing, tactical design or else, but a solid punch at the addictive side of some of us. If you are a manic player that needs to squeeze it out, this mission is probably for you. Like one of those simple arcades in the old days, hard to beat and irritating, but containing an enormous amount of obsession and dedication in the process of winning that 'simple' game.
You've been warned, fellow players.
Okay, whoever doesn't get the point of this mission, needs to read more poems and analyze them to learn some in-between-the-lines reading comprehension and logical thinking. The mission briefing (which sucks, I admit that), only goes for the mission on Hard. The other two difficulty levels are actually misjumps (e.g. you didn't get to the CUV simulation because your navigational coordinates were off). Of course you have absolutely no clue what's going on, because (and listen carefully) YOU'RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE THERE!
This is a well made mission with some typos and in-flight message errors. Nothing more, nothing less.
This is not even a mission, this is a disaster. So you can do three different missions for the three difficulty settings! Wow! Big deal! Well, perhaps it was when the mission was made. Doesn't help much if none of the three missions makes any sense. The briefing (if you want to be polite and call it that) obviously only matches one of them, the "uselessly butcher some CUVs" one. On easy and normal, you don't have the slightest hint of an idea what the hell might be going on. On easy, there is a disabled Star Destroyer sitting in space for some reason, and it must be captured. Huh? On normal, some stupid passenger liner (which isn't even IFF imperial) must be escorted and defended against some completely random attackers. This crap was thrown together in five minutes. One of the most awful "missions" (it really doesn't even deserve that name) I ever had the displeasure to play.
I give this is a 5 for two reasons. The first reason is the difficulty in actually destroying all the TUGS..and a T/A in a Tie Fighter. The second reason is the originality of this mission. Each difficulty level offers different misssion assignments, and I think for the first time ever, the higher scores are not found on hard difficulty, but instead on the lower levels. First time I've seen that. Great job!
Wow, this was one of the best. High tenson by all those tugs around you but also funny. Difficult but beatable with a high motivating factor. Fly this one and you will never forget it.
I didn't know where I was, the story obviously has something to do with program failure and hypering into the wrong sector
Good Job! This mission definitly falls into the 'annoying buy very fun' category. It ranks up there with Compton's You vs 250 T/F mission.
Your TIE Fighter vs a bunch of armed CUVs. Strangely very entertaining. I can't give this a high rating since it's not all that creative, but I definately recomend you fly it for the novelty and fun!
Mission briefing needs a bit more work. Other than that: typos and some in-flight messages show up at the wrong time.
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|3||43,761||GN Abel Malik||2004-09-02|
|5||42,350||AD Mell Kerrigan||2003-01-05|
|6||41,300||LC Kyle Kroan||2013-05-07|
|8||38,204||CPT Firzam Coldsteel||2004-09-07|
|10||35,211||HA Daniel Bonini||2004-09-16|
This battle has been flown by 83 pilots a total of 84 times.
GN Abel Malik - 2004-09-02
LC Alejandro Araujo - 2020-04-30
HA Anahorn Dempsey - 2 times, last on 2014-06-15
COL Angel - 2004-08-24
LC Azazel - 2003-01-29
LC Daisuke Airyu - 2004-08-27
HA Daniel Bonini - 2004-09-16
MAJ Deleted Member - 2003-02-07
CM Fahrer - 2005-04-15
CPT Firzam Coldsteel - 2004-09-07
AD Gidda - 2004-08-31
MAJ Hunter - 2002-12-05
LT Kaek - 2003-07-13
CPT KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-07-10
FA Khadgar - 2005-01-25
LC Kyle Kroan - 2013-05-07
LCM Mateusz - 2004-06-18
AD Mell Kerrigan - 2003-01-05
GN Pete Mitchell - 2018-06-02
COL Phalk Sturm - 2022-06-29
FA Pickled Yoda - 2003-12-23
COL Rau Aznable - 2005-03-29
MAJ RichyV - 2009-02-19
MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-03-30
LC Savageaz - 2003-10-21
AD TK-2107 - 2004-08-31
CPT Tvan'Oris - 2002-12-12
CPT Wap Eal - 2005-01-12
CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2022-05-16
COL Wysseri Arestar - 2003-01-25
FA Xavier Sienar - 2016-06-18
Title : CUV Author : Wlodek (firstname.lastname@example.org Platform : TIE Fighter Number of missions : 1 DISCLAIMER =========== THESE LEVELS ARE NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. ELEMENTS TM & (c) LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. Required patches ---------------- * none Installation instructions -------------------------- 1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle 2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc. 3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game 4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle Description: ------------ Well, some crazy high officer has ordered to buy new high training simulation software and you are to test it.
FL/CPT Wlodek/Pi 2-1/Wing VIII/ISD COLOSSUS