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Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Post by Draxas » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:57 pm

Best of luck in your final battle, Captain. All of us here at the starbase and down on the surface are pulling for you. Make us proud, and set us free!

Incidentally, as an aside, this dialog from the Ur-Quan:
“There is something wrong here… something which makes my sheath retract and my talons ooze.
I sense the ugliness of a thousand evil thoughts…
…and I have located the source of these fetid emanations.
They come from aboard your vessel!
Is actually generic dialog from the first Ur-Quan you converse with after having acquired the Dnyarri. Only the part afterwards is unique dialog for the guardians of the Sa-Matra. If you were to converse with a Kohr-Ah, they would also have similar dialog acknowledging the Dnyarri aboard your vessel.

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Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Post by Tormuse » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:56 pm

Here it really comes! The final battle! :D We look forward to your report. :) (Where's a popcorn emoji when you need one?)

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Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Post by Elestan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:13 am

The Troglodyte wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:22 pm
I recently discovered Ur-Quan Masters when I began doing some reminiscing about old games I used to play, and I felt like it was much more like a game I could embrace and embark on a quest to immerse myself in the gloriousness THAT IS Star Control..2?..or Ur-Quan?..or whatever it's called, the 3DO one with people talking and crap.
The Troglodyte wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:33 am
Captain’s Log – Apr 21, 2158 – Delta Crateris V – Red Alert
If he waits another couple of weeks, it will have been four and a half years...almost a full "five-year mission".

And quite possibly the only playthrough of the game ever to have the real-life duration exceed the in-game duration.

Congratulations!

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Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Post by The Troglodyte » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:01 am

Thank you everyone so much for the encouragement. I hope I don’t let you down!
Draxas wrote:Incidentally, as an aside, this dialog from Ur-Quan: […] Is actually generic from the first Ur-Quan you converse with after having acquired the Dnyarri.
For an older game, I’ve noticed it still had a pretty good dialogue tree that took many possible various paths depending on your encounters and discoveries, including objects in your possession, your perceived status with other aliens, or even previous discussions with them or other aliens, and some of the dialogue (and alien behavior accordingly) is time-based.

Unlike many modern games that take you through a tunnel of dialogue that you can move back and forth through (M.E. looking at you pal) in a “choose your own adventure style”, I found that SC2/UQM kept it simple and subtle enough to seem natural and flowing, and it’s taken some painstaking efforts to try and capture all of it (plus lots of typing!) and I’m positive there’s a bunch I’ve missed.

(Meanwhile…)

Last time on “About to try to beat Star Control 2… no spoilers!”…

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Yehat – “Greetings human friend! We know ye are about to be
attacking the Sa-Matra…
…and probably don’t like being interrupted, be we
have important news!…
The Rebellion is WON! We are VICTORIOUS!
We have pulled the Veep-Neep harpy Queen and her
cronies from the High Perch!
And better yet… we have found a new Queen!…
…A Queen who will unite the Clans in peace and
harmony as never before!
You will never guess who it is, Captain!
A PKUNK! Yes! It is TRUE!
They survived their absorption into our culture…
…and are now providing us with insights into
ourselves we never dreamed of!
We only THOUGHT we were being happy birds of prey!
We were fooling ourselves!
Our new Queen’s name is Braky Girdy the First!… and
her first command…
…was to rush here and bring ye these ships… Yehat
Terminators and Pkunk Furies.
Now, Captain, together we can attack the Sa-Matra!”

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Captain’s Log – Supplemental:

Uh… yikes!

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And now… the scintillating continuation of “About to try to beat Star Control 2… no spoilers!”…[/commercial break]
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Captain’s Log – Apr 21, 2158 – Sa-Matra – Red Alert

There was no going back. The Sa-Matra was before us. We came upon the mighty beast in all of her grotesque glory. I’ve often pondered myself metaphorically pursuing this quote-unquote monster as Captain Ahab did Moby Dick, or even imagining myself slaying it like the shepherd-boy David hurling a small stone through the head of Philistine giant, Goliath… but I had always accepted them as mere analogies of swirling imaginations in my brain and not to be taken literally, but I could swear this Sa-Matra thing IS really actually some kind of crazy space monster, having both technological and biological properties:

It’s blue scaly skin has giant purple spots all over it like a lizard or fish while it has various small protrusions like green bumps or red spikes, along with larger ones too; some looking to serve as octopus-like limbs while the forward could serve either as claw or mouth, with a peculiar glowing sphere-like object from its opening, while a large green flame exits from the rear. Besides these energy areas, its center section is the only other part of its body that seems technological with a circular pattern of rectangular panels.

Like a crab in its shell the massive creature awaits us, protected by a rock-hard asteroid surrounding it with the exception of one small opening that has a powerful force field at its bottom section, which looks like the only weak spot, if you can call it that… it’s not exactly an unprotected section of the underbelly of a dragon that overlooked their gold plating protection, nor is it a crucial vulnerable tendon waiting to be sliced.

There must be a way past it, but only if I can find… wait! <BEEEP!>
Oh! It’s that damn Dnyarri buzzing me again. Wonder what he wants this time? Probably a big pat on the back for using his telepathic powers to lure the Ur-Quan outside the star system. I’d better wrap this up and see what the heck he wants. Zelnick out.
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“He tasks me. He tasks me, and I shall have him! I’ll chase him ’round the moons of Nibia and ’round the Antares maelstrom and ’round Perdition’s flames before I give him up!” ― Khan Noonien Singh

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Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Post by Stickman_king_28 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:00 pm

GL HF fighting big scary trophy ship
Soo... What were primitive ur-quan like? I just love to speculate about my favorite slave-master caterpillars. That wheezy voice acting tho
I have legal bulls**t phobia

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