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[BGD] Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

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Battlestar Galactica DeadlockTM takes you into the heart of the First Cylon War, to fight epic 3D battles that will test your tactical prowess.

Take control of the Colonial Fleet from the bridge of the mobile shipyard, Daidalos, and free the Twelve Colonies from the Cylon threat. Build your fleets, protect the Quorum alliance and prepare to dig deeper into the conspiracies of this heroic conflict.
  • Design and build fleets of powerful capital ships. Recruit officers to protect the Twelve Colonies. From the Manticore corvette to the mighty Jupiter class Battlestar, you won’t be short on firepower.
  • Continue the legacy of Battlestar GalacticaTM with new characters and familiar faces, in an original story set during the First Cylon War. Launch Viper squadrons and Raptor scouts and jump the Galactica in to dominate the battlefield. An authentic Battlestar GalacticaTM experience awaits.
  • From the bridge of the Daidalos shipyard you will command the entire Colonial Fleet. Build up your forces and jump them across the quaternary solar system of Cyrannus. Keep the Colonies safe and the Quorum of Twelve unified, lest the alliance break and introduce a new age of Cylon dominance.
  • Prepare to face relentless opposition. Defend against squadrons of Cylon Raiders and missile salvos from Basestars. Trust in your marines to fight off Centurion boarding parties, while your firewalls slow down the hacking attacks of the Wardriver electronic fighters. Unlock blueprints for new ships, munitions and squadrons to help defeat your tireless foe.
  • Experience Battlestar multiplayer like never before! Outwit your opponent in fierce 1-v-1 fleet battles.
  • Review your battles from a cinematic point of view with the AutoCam replay, and then export them to YouTube with our in-game tool!
"The food is good, the wine is excellent, the staff timely. All that is lacking is your company." - EQ2 Raven Mythic FAQ

"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Re: [BGD] Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

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"The food is good, the wine is excellent, the staff timely. All that is lacking is your company." - EQ2 Raven Mythic FAQ

"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Re: [BGD] Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

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"The food is good, the wine is excellent, the staff timely. All that is lacking is your company." - EQ2 Raven Mythic FAQ

"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Re: [BGD] Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

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"The food is good, the wine is excellent, the staff timely. All that is lacking is your company." - EQ2 Raven Mythic FAQ

"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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Re: [BGD] Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

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The Broken Alliance DLC pack for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock™ presents players with 8 new story missions that are integrated seamlessly into the single player campaign, and linked together into a brand new plot that explores the intricate maze of Colonial politics.

The expansion also comes with four brand new capital ships and two new squadrons, bringing new functionality and tactics to the First Cylon War.

The Broken Alliance is being released on PC and Steam, while it will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a later date. Please stay tuned for further news!

It is accompanied by a sizeable update called the Endurance Update! Please read the full changelog here.

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Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock has earned a second look

Some games just take a bit of time to grow into their skin, so to speak. Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock was a decent enough sci-fi strategy game when it first launched, but perhaps felt a little under-baked in places, according to Alec’s review-ish look at it here. After an extra year of polish, patching in new features and the release of a major expansion yesterday, it now feels far more like the game that Battlestar Galactica always deserved.

The Broken Alliance expansion (released just yesterday) goes a decent way to fleshing out the campaign side of the game. A handful of new capital ships and fighter types on both Human and Cylon sides, plus eight new scripted story missions integrated into the dynamic campaign structure. This is building on top of the previous Reinforcement Pack DLC which added its own set of new vessels to both sides of the war, so now there’s a good range of ships to play around with outside of those featured in the TV show.

The biggest change introduced in the major patch accompanying Broken Alliance’s release is the persistent damage system. Quite how the game launched without this, I don’t know – half of the TV’s show involved ships limping away, bleeding from a dozen wounds – but it’s a genuine game-changer, and forces a much more decisive playstyle. No longer can you lazily commit all ships knowing that you can just pull them back safely if one is about to be sunk. Now, every bit of damage takes time and money in-between sorties to patch up, with internal damage costing more.

This one mechanical change turns what was a decent tactics game and a decent strategy game with a bit of an awkward divide between them feel far more like a cohesive whole. A secondary perk of what Black Lab are calling the Endurance update (full patch-notes here) is that damage is visually represented as well. Ship hulls bear the scars of battle, and given that sometimes damage can persist for several missions in a row, it’s all the more nerve-wracking when enemy fire comes close to punching a hole through your favourite ship’s already-punctured flank.

They’ve also hammered out some kinks in the replay feature, one of the nicer features of the game. While you issue your orders in turn-based fashion, they play out in realtime, simultaneously with the enemy forces plans, ala Frozen Synapse. The replays add a dynamic camera that tries its best to replicate the TV show’s style during the bigger, messier battles, and turns what was probably a 50-turn gruelling slog into just a couple minutes of intense space combat. You can even output these as video, now with a resolution slider.

While a previous sticking point with the game was its perhaps-too-high price of £30/$40 before DLC, the game is being steeply discounted for the next week, bringing it down to a more reasonable £23.55/$31.47 for the Complete Edition, or just £15/$20 for the base version. If you’re a fan of the show I’d recommend going for the full-fat edition, given that both DLC packs are fully integrated into the story campaign. That, and turn on persistent damage. It’s just not Battlestar otherwise.
"The food is good, the wine is excellent, the staff timely. All that is lacking is your company." - EQ2 Raven Mythic FAQ

"Let me tell you something. Don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you, don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there, you can make a difference." - Kirk to Picard, Star Trek Generations

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