"Callums Dream (Elite
Date Submitted: 07/06/2009
Site: Elite Force Files EFFiles
Item Placement: 9
Size vs. Usefulness: 8
Installation Instructions: 9
Overall Rating: 8.9
This is what we have been waiting for many months to experience. Modder Griffin Endurance brings us the first playable teaser of the much-anticipated Star Trek: Freelance single player modification for Elite Force 1.
Containing an original storyline created especially for this particular release, you play as Peter Callum, a Starfleet Commander, who has just been given his first command. In this teaser, your mission is to save your crew from a Hader General who for some reason, seems to have a grudge on the player. You will battle your way through various locations and areas, ranging from a Klingon Outpost to an assimilated Starfleet vessel. But is everything as it seems? The situation feels a little... unreal...
This mod does not contain any of the Freelance RPG elements but is more of a tour of some of the locations, weapons and characters. It includes many new maps, such as a set of alien corridors that are... well, completely alien, various areas of the player's very own Starfleet vessel, a Klingon space station, complete with defenders that will assist you, new phaser models, an RPG-X-style rifle and even one of the most popular weapons from EF2: the Enhanced Compression Rifle. The enemies are a mix of what we have seen before, and some new challenges such as the Hader. Special mention must go to the Borg in this teaser, which are probably the most scary and dangerous we have seen them since the original EF1 single player. The voice work is great (including a cameo by yours truly) and music choices from various sources very much add to the atmosphere of each level. To wrap it all up, this teaser even has a splendid little installer. Very professional.
So what's the catch? Well, I found one or two low-quality textures. Um... apart from that... pretty solid all round. I can't actually think of anything to criticise. It ends? But to be fair, the teaser is quite long. Took me half an hour to play through! So you can imagine how much work Griffin Endurance has put into this.
The Freelance Teaser is quite possibly one of the best mod releases in recent EF1 history, and if the full version of the mod is even half as full of quality, we are in for a treat. Download. Now. Or else.
~ Luke20 (The Tenth Doctor).
This is the Freelance spin off mod, Callum's Dream. It is based around Freelance's storyline, however it does not contain any of the new features of Freelance. Just think of it as a interactive teaser video. You don't actually get to play Freelance but you do get to look around some of the environments, meet some of the characters and fire some of the weapons!.
Anyway give it a try, its the only planned public release until Freelance is finished so why not give it a go.
Posted by Griffin Endurance at 22:18PM | 06/07/09
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