Let me start by saying the game is beautiful, really really beautiful, however I see some items that need fixing in the HW1 side of things.
Support corvettes need to be able to repair the cryotrays, can’t get all 6 if they are not able to do their job, I lost 2 because I couldn’t repair.
Formations are now useless, none of the formations actually work as the original, ships use them as a LOOSE approximation, very loose. In HW1 setting a formation forced all ships to travel in the formation in their attack runs unless on evasive, not the case now.
3.Corvettes are not strike craft, at least not in HW1, now they move like strike craft so the good old wolf pack is not possible, not even with support corvettes. They don’t slowly orbit what they attack like they used to, now they fly past just like the strike craft.
Support frigates are near useless, I told 2 to repair a resource collector and they sat there with their thumbs up their engines, lost the resources because of that. If the ship can’t do that job how much of the rest of them are broken?
Research costs money in the single player? What’s up with that? That is SOOOO not HW1.
I’ve played to the 3rd mission and had to stop because there was so much wrong, it is a different game. All I can see are the changes made to make it HW2 for 4 race multi-play, not good for the SP campaign, not good at all.
As much as I love the look, I have to say it is not a remastering of HomeWorld, it’s a complete rebuild in gorgeous HW1 ship design. I haven’t looked at the HW2 side of things but plan too, I’ll let you know what that is like.