Bit of a waste, I'd capture that thing and turn it against the enemy. Let the Marines on the Mothership kill 'em all. Or just blow open a hatch and let them die from decompression. I'd let the pilots get their revenge on enemy fighters.
This mission was what cemented this series in my mind as one of the most beautiful. What started as just a engine test lead to an odyssey that will always be forever leave an impact in this genre. An entire world, and entire people, lost for a dream. Their ashes the foundation for the journey ahead. Their voices will echo into the void for all eternity. It is the charge of the Hiigaran people to never forget Kharak.
I just replayed this game (was surprisingly easy to get it to work on my Win7 gaming rig) and it is every bit as awesome now as it was then, outdated graphics aside.
This scene... Oh wow, it's strong. I'm impressed.
Also, just a bit of trivia: In this latest replay of the game, I nailed the Taiidan Emperor's ass with SEVEN Heavy Cruisers, six of which I had stolen from his own fleets. I love Salvage Corvettes! Stealing the enemy's super ships is such a rush!
This just makes me want to see the rest of the graphic novel! That's a must, HW's story was so incredible, imho it could kill as a graphic novel, or pretty much any other medium. TV show please? Is that really too much to ask?
brilliant, just absolutely brilliant. a good example of art and writing. even the in game an "out-game" details were done perfectly. me being a fan of the homeworld series, I love this naturally and view as the masterpiece it is. I salute you.
This was the piece that brought me to follow you. This recaptures everything I loved about Homeworld. The design. The story. The power to command a fleet, and yet (at least on the first playthrough) the inability to save the colonists, sleeping in their cryotrays.
In the "Return to Kharak" level, it felt odd that they're home was burning and yet the only two people who showed any emotions were Karen and that annoying annnouncer who interrupts you. Meanwhile everything else is just okie-dokie for the rest of the fleet.
So you made this. I saw it posted somewhere else and tried to track down where it came from. I know its probably rather late but this is fantastic a great tribute to one of the most emotional moments I encountered in gaming.
Wow! Just wow. You did a truly awesome job with this.
Of course, I always stole these guys (and everything else I could get a Salvage Corvette near). I love the irony of using the very fleet left to finish the job of massacring your people to pave the way to your ultimate victory.
Although I would always deprive the pilots the satisfaction of destroying the ships by salvaging them (and every other one in the campaign! I'm such a spammer), this was quite possibly one of the most moving events I have ever come across in a game. The way Karan and Fleet Intelligence's voices just betrayed emotion at this point compared to their professional emotionlessness at every other time is subtle, and quite potent - as is Intel's calm statement that the prisoner did not survive interrogation, letting you imagine how very satisfied he was with that. The shaken sigh before flight record playback. Also: [link] is quite possibly the most beautiful and sad thing ever to hit my ears.
Kharak is being consumed by a firestorm. The Scaffold has been destroyed. All orbital facilities destroyed. Significant debris ring in low Kharak orbit. Receiving no communications from anywhere in the system… Not even beacons. /........./ There's nothing left for us here... let's go.
I have homeworld 2, its one of my favorite games, but people sai that the first i way better...i have to get this game then ...so sad the story of the exiled...and i realy love this artwork of yours...you could make a fan comic book
"Kharak is becoming consumed by a firestorm... The Scaffold has been destroyed... Detecting a large debris ring in low Kharak orbit... We are detecting no signals from anywhere in the system...[voice beaks] Not even beacons..." - Fleet Intelligence, summarising the Kharakian Genocide
So sad, so epic so... Your pic just shows the pute hate and sorrow felt by the Kushan... I love it