B.A.T. 2 The Koshan Conspiracy Computer's Dream / Ubi Soft 1992

This second part of the BAT series takes place in ROMA 2, the most important city of the planet Shedishan. The United Galaxies Organization has contacted the "Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters (BAT) in order to investigate the murder of a BAT agent named Sylvia Hatford who tried to uncover the businesses of a mysterious dealer of important raw materials. You are playing the second agent, Jehan Menais, now involved in the dangerous investigations. The game itself is a mixture between graphics adventure, space combat simulator and strategy game. The adventure part is realized in a classic 2D point-and-click environment, the space combat can be best described as a small version of Firebird's Elite and the various small arcade games included can either be played in a strategic mode or an arcade mode where your reaction skills are required. It improves upon its predecessor in every respect, including a more intelligible plot that actually *develops* into an interesting pan-galactic drama. However, as in the first game you still have the freedom to ignore the plotline for as long as you wish to explore the wonderfully realized gameworld that is populated by colorful characters, shops, and strange gadget to find and use, including the programmable B.O.B. computer in your arm that is much more versatile and intelligent than in the previous game. Your tasks this time around are much more questionable if not downright strange (burglarizing a bank as a pretense to saving the galaxy is, after all, not a very common cop-thing). As in B.A.T. 1, the freedom the game affords you can be a double-edged sword: while it makes it much more fun to explore, it does mean less clues and frequent hunting for a store (among dozens) that sells the particular item you need. The world, while large, is also very disorienting since it's not laid out in easy cardinal directions, and the fact that you only need to use less than a fifth of all objects you can collect make puzzle-solving more difficult. Despite all these shortcomings, however, B.A.T. 2 is still a highly atmospheric and original game that will please sci-fi lovers and anyone who likes non-linear games. A Deluxe Edition CD version features CDA tracks as opposed to the MOD tracks from the original, allowing clear speech and a better sound ambiance.
Screenshots
Full Demo 8Mb (@ Juego Viejo)
Deluxe Edition ISO Demo 452MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Floppy Images ISO + Scans 16MB (uploaded by Egon68)


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