True to their «Phoenix» moniker, a good portion of their inventory consists of incendiary devices, ranging from various plasma-based weaponry to purpose-built vehicles like the Pyro-Dyne flame tank or their white phosphorus artillery units. The expansion features 15 new missions, one completely new environment, and a new, third faction to mix the competition up a bit. He gives up the job and designs air traffic control games in Phoenix. Cardinal Balor herself enters the combat zone but is killed. Gameplay Although their units largely parallel their counterparts, their unique ones are of note.
Armoured units Terradynes and Hoverdynes are weaker at the sides, rear, and from above; consequently, flanking maneuvers can be effectively used. In a short scene that takes place afterwards, it is revealed that the mysterious «dark conspiracy» was simply a lie invented by a mysterious person called «M» who has mysterious agendas. Manga--X 2017-07-20 0 point This was one of the best, early, 3D, strategy games for the time. Stealth tactics can be used; units can take advantage of shadows cast by higher terrain to camouflage themselves. Rather than risk hostility, a deal was worked out: Crayven would leave them in peace, and they in turn would take mercenary contracts. Since damage in the rear is multiplied, careful attention to squad placement is required. She is later reassigned to pull guard duty to a facility named «White Asem».
Their artillery unit also operates differently; Crayven and Order artillery both fire in bursts of three, while theirs fires one at a time. Mankind emerged from the devastation of the Third World War known in the game as «The Sixteen-Minute War», which almost wiped out the whole of humanity and managed to colonize several planets across the galaxy. All is well balanced just like it used to be in the original and there will be no need to spend much time in order to get used to the new stuff. Each squad belongs to a certain category Infantry, Armour, Support, or Aerodyne , and the player can select the specific unit type for each squad before each battle. A power outage hits, and the storm has caused their workload to multiply. After 10 minutes of the film i was hooked. Parker is furious at Thomas due to the fact that the Order soldiers had surrendered to Parker and had no weapons inside.
Suppressive fire is also simulated; units being suppressed will fire less accurately. Dark Conspiracy takes up the story where the original Ground Control left it - the battle for the Krig-7b ended, but the war has only begun. First, there are the mech-like units: Badger for the Order of the New Dawn and Gibbon for the Crayven Forces. He is loud and brash and tends to act unorthodox in many ways but he is a good man through and through. As she excels in her duty, Hayes brings in another field commander named Major Thomas, with whom Parker immediately does not get along after he puts down her battalion with his gung-ho attitude. After being freed, he and his forces help evacuate Morningstar. Their heaviest vehicle, Ravager Terradyne, has more firepower and armor than any other vehicle, but moves the slowest.
Friendly fire is taken into account; units behind the front lines will shoot friendlies in their lines of fire. There are 13 new maps made by the original developer, Massive Entertainment. She vows to get even with him when Hayes gives Thomas a special commendation for his action. Major Grant loses his wife, Antonia, during the attack of the pro-Empire Viron clan. In exchange for her life and freedom, Enrica Hayes reveals that Deacon Stone is still alive and is being held in a prison facility at Calliope's moon. The Phoenix Mercenaries The game manual gives them a brief background and history. After returning to their hidden base, Stone checks the condition and what he finds startles him.
He is gunned down by Order troops, but Parker gets to him and he gives her a data disk, and citing that the Order are no longer good in any meaning, but devils. Alice McNeal Traci Lords : Dr. The war however, upset everything for them. Much like its predecessor, it features 3D graphics and a fully rotational camera system. Visually, each squad consists of six very tiny aircraft, each individually weak. Plot The Phoenix Mercenaries The campaign begins a few months after the events of the original, with Major Sarah Parker and her comrades looking to get a way off the planet Krig-7b, on which they are stuck. Units in the game include various types of tanks, hovercraft, aircraft, and infantry, and are delivered to the battlefield by orbital dropships.
There's altogether 15 new missions which will remind you of all upsides and downsides of each unit, which isn't that bad as the original Ground Control only had twice as much missions. Douglas Grant Charles Dennis : Major Douglas C. Aranis Guderian Warhurst Duane R. Plot This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. For example, the Order's Templar Infantry is an all-female squadron equipped with powerful anti-tank missile launchers who cannot attack infantry, while their Crayven analogue is Jaeger Infantry, a four-man squad of snipers useful for scouting. Parker and Thomas finally destroy the last Order base, and capturing a very large relic, much bigger than any other Xenofact ever seen. While units within a squad move, fight and receive damage as individuals, they must be given orders as a squad.
Special equipment can include medkits, repair kits, image intensifiers, afterburners, various stationary turrets, or, for the Crayven Corporation, repair stations. Though no proof of ownership of Ground Control was required, the expansion needs the full version of the original game to run. In the next centuries, a stellar war that lasted 70 years changed the political layout of the colonies. The plot begins with Major Sarah Parker, a battle-hardened field commander, receiving orders from her boss with whom she does not get along , Director Enrica Hayes, to attack the Order of the New Dawn with hit and run attacks, much to Parker's dismay due to lack of reinforcements. Visit Ground Control site and Download Ground Control Latest Version! Sergeant Rho is a playable combat unit in several missions. Keifer Sutherland is at his bestand delivers a great performance.
The game ends abruptly in a cliffhanger. Commander Sarah Parker and Deacon Jarred Stone have to face the new problem, and so they turned their backsides to the old allies and formed a new alliance. During the course of the campaign, however, both characters unravel a dark secret hidden within the depths of the planet, a secret that threatens all mankind, and turns out to be the reason for such interest in what seems to be a desolate fringe world. The lack of natural resources also led to another peculiarity: they accepted scrap as payment. He maintains a brutal tactical prowess, and his natural charisma draws notice from his superiors and close friends. Most specials can usually be used two or three times during a level, although the most powerful special abilities, such as the bomber's tactical nuclear warhead, are limited to a single use.