Foresight

What’s Foresight?

Foresight is a locally developed space-based real-time strategy that focuses on the Strategy itself over micromanagement and action per minute. It’s a game that allows you to win even if you’re not an expert. Fleets, led by officers of your choosing, extends your command and range of influence, allowing you to conduct manoeuvres that can outflank your enemies. Traditional “chores” of RTS is now automated by a reasonable amount of AI in Foresight; allowing you to focus on building your fleets, strategizing against your opponents and managing your fleets.

Foresight has a single player campaign of 31 missions and 10 skirmish maps with full multiplayer capabilities via Steam.

About the Game

Foresight is an epic space-based RTS game that throws you, the player, into the thick of the battle as a commander. Lead huge fleets, armed with fighters and bombers across wormholes to fight it out with your enemy. Launch bombing missions, fighter patrols, plant observation posts or fire support base with reconnaissance units. Intelligence is key.

Recruit capable commanders as your fleet commanders; they'll not just obey your orders, they'll also talk to you, give you suggestions, raise requests and report on their progress. Fleets are semi-autonomous and therefore have their own command, which is separate from yours though they're under your command. This allows you to expand your forces beyond what you can control. They also progress alongside you, gaining experience and improving their abilities. As they get promoted in rank, so does your command; allow you to control more ships.

Foresight redefines the strategy component of RTS games by rewarding players for executing correct strategic decisions and not punishing players for a single mis-click or being less dexterous. Build order complexity is minimized to allow players to focus on what matters; building the right thing.

Need to arm a capital ship with fighters and bombers? No problem - simply make a request with that ship. Foresight's AI will automate the entire process - between picking the nearest shipyard with the lowest load and deployment to the designated ship.

So, what's your battle plan? Blitzkrieg? Flank attack? Even in space, such plans are possible because Foresight is built to deliver an reasonably accurate outcome. A large navy may not always win the day.

Finally, enjoy the epic battle as fighters dogfight each other, bombers performing bombing runs and ships firing all weapons in their full glory!

Features
  • Foresight supports up to 8 players in single player battles or multiplayer skirmishes. 
  • Create fleets with officers who will then talk to you and offer suggestions.
  • Form massive fleets quickly without a complicated build tree.
  • Reasonable automation eliminates the need to overly micro-manage RTS "chores", now you can focus on the battle more.
  • Tide of war can be tilted by intelligence gathering and positioning of ships, as well as having a healthy supply of fighters and bombers.
  • The largest army may not always win.
  • Every player is represented by an avatar character in game, making sneak attacks and assassinations worthwhile.
  • Most of the 36 Strategems applicable and is highly replicable in Foresight
  • Commanders and Advisors will level in their statistics gradually with action in combat and will unlock more innate abilities to aid you.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (Wolfdale) or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with Shader 2.0 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectAudio 9 compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Video cards should always be updated with their latest drivers. A high-performance video card will make a difference.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-2XXX (Sandy Bridge) or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with Shader 3.0 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectAudio 9 compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Video cards should always be updated with their latest drivers. A high-performance video card will make a difference.

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Few words about the game:

Foresight is a RTS where you can lead your fleets into an epic battles in space. You're playing as a commander with a mission to recruit other commanders, that will help you both, forces and advice in battles. It's totally up to you how you will manage your resources!


Advantages:

+ Pleasant background music and sounds
+ Nicely written dialogues
+ Awesome artwork in cutscenes, makes pretty good wallpapers
+ Storyline seems quite interesting
+ Retro graphics design is very likeable
+ After one and a half year after release of the game, devs are fully active and game is often improved with pathes and fixes
+ Thorough and clear tutorial to introduce RTS simpletons like myself into the game mechanics


Disadvantages:

- Voice acting needs an improvement in my opinion
- Minimizing the game / restarting the mission leads to stutters and even crashes
- A.I. can't really cope alone at all, it requires constant control to be somehow useful


Summary:

Full disclosure - I am not a real-time strategy games player, I played only few strategy games in my whole life and it's not my type of a game, but I'm trying to be reliable and objective in here as I possibly can.

First of all, at the first sight you can easily tell that devs love what they're doing. This might not be some great AAA top title on steam, but they're obviously trying their best in here (Look at all those news, patches, upgrades and even their responses to reviews). Their love towards their game is a huge advantage for game itself!

Now finally about the game itself, yay! Graphics looks old, indeed. But here it's not about graphics but about gameplay, so I like to think about them not as "bad" but as "retro". Music is not wonderful either but it's nice listen. I didn't got far enough into the game to fully explore its possibilities, but I clearly see all the potential in it and I will surely play more of it in future. Missions and battles themselves are highly rewarding, building up your fleets, preparing to battle and standing over destroyed ships of your enemies is awesome!

I'd love to compare this game to some other RTS titles, but as I've said before, my experience with them is quite limited. But there's one thing I've noticed in here and what is not that common from what I know. I'm talking about how tactical this game is. It's not about how big and heavy your fleet will be, it's about how you will manage to lead it. For example, commander ships can only shoot forward and it takes time for them to turn around. Without those ships, bombers and fighters become useless and if you're using little and fast battleships to flank commander ship, you're gaining a huge advantage. I might be a bit too into this game...

Yes, there are some cons to this game, but it's understandable and game is fully playable and totally enjoyable despite them. One thing that bothers me is why this game is not in early access? It's constantly updated and fixed for better and better AND it would avoid some negative reviews from people who review "fully out yet bugged" game. But I guess there's developers reason behind it.

So yeah, long story short, an exemplary game from an indie studio. Recommended for everyone, obligatory for RTS lovers to see its potential.

RRP: $14.99

Our price: $9.99

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Product categories

Steam windows
Strategy RTS Space Sci-Fi

Release Date: 28 Nov, 2014


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