Archives by Day

June 2018

Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Akella/Paradox Interactive

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!


'Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power' Objectives & Goals - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2007 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT

Elements of adventure and stealth genres were brought together to create this first-person shooter, which is based on the popular sci-fi novel "Inhabited Island" by the Strugatski Brothers. It tells the story of a central character who has been condemned to work on an alien planet for the rest of his life. But he defies this destiny and fights those who imprisoned him.

Players will be thrust into a deep and harrowing story as four unique races battle for supremacy on the planet Saraksh. Each race possesses and can easily develop distinguishable technologies, leading to the presence of vastly different heavy armored units, transport units and aviation units on the battlefield. The battles take place among vivid extraterrestrial landscapes in 3D with day and night changes as well as dynamic weather conditions that affect the gameplay.

In addition to the interesting story line, Galactic Assault offers a revolutionary tactical combat system, more than 70 unique units of great power and high-definition visuals that will immerse players in a horrendous story of war and survival.

Objectives and Goals

The aim of Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power is to achieve victory against either computer controlled or human opponents on an ever-changing battlefield. The player must therefore strive for 'strategic goals' through the attainment of 'tactical objectives'.
Strategic Goals

Each 'stand-alone' or 'campaign linked' scenario, comes with its own set of victory conditions.While early scenarios have just one condition, campaign games will consist of several.

Players must be aware at all times of the changing nature of battlefield engagements.Considering this, players must prepare and react to the possibility of alternative strategic goals being set during a mission.

Victory conditions can be considered offensive or defensive in nature.Examples of offensive goals include:

  • Secure an enemy base
  • Annihilate an enemy force or a strategic weapon
  • Move units to a significant location behind enemy lines

Defensive goals may include:

  • Protect a friendly base despite overwhelming odds
  • Repulse an enemy attack at a vital location
  • Fight a rearguard action until reinforcements arrive

All conditions set for a mission can be checked from within the game, and all must be satisfied if victory is to be achieved.Furthermore, some missions may have to be completed within a time limit.
Tactical Objectives

To achieve any of the 'strategic' goals set above, players must defeat their opponents in combat.

In order to do this players must be mindful to secure the 'tactical' objectives that will benefit their forces in the forthcoming battles.Tactical objectives may not be implicitly described in a mission, yet the player must be aware of them, in order devise a winning plan of action.

Some tactical objectives include:

  • Obtaining positional advantage on the battlefield
  • Positioning of units to maximise reserve and support fire
  • Development and protection of military bases and depots
  • Establishment of new army, navy and air-force formations in a timely manner
  • Successful withdrawal and reinforcement of battle-damaged troops using army trucks, without affecting the frontline
  • Using units effectively by attacking the enemy with the most appropriate formation type.I.e. Anti-tank cannons vs. Penal tanks or anti-air tanks vs. dive-bombers.

Only when the correct tactical objectives for the current situation are met can the player have any hope of attaining victory against a determined foe.

Game features include:

  • Immersive storyline based on "Inhabited Island" (aka "Prisoner of Power") by the Strugatsky brothers
  • 4 totally unique races: Land of the Fathers, Khonties, Barbarians and Island Empire
  • Realistic battle system (camouflage, fog of war, return fire, mine laying, fortifications, land and air troop carriers)
  • Advanced technology tree and unit upgrade system
  • Realistic full 3D environment with day/night change and weather effects
  • Cinematic Camera mode showing the most dramatic moments

More articles about Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power
blog comments powered by Disqus