Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Mar 2012 22:13 UTC
Games "Last week, we previewed the launch of Wing Commander Saga: Darkest Dawn, the fan-built companion to Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger that's been in the making for the past ten years. We were excited for its launch. But now that the game is available, how'd the team do?" They did good, it turns out. It's high time the space simulator genre gets a boost. And yeah, it's a slow news day, unless you want me to bore you with nonsense about the new iPad being slightly warmer to the touch or a Microsoft contest not being fair (who'da thunk?!).
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Loved the old WC
by gan17 on Tue 27th Mar 2012 00:11 UTC
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

Fond memories of the first 2 WC games. Think I was running a 386 at the time they came out.

But then Chris Roberts wanted to become a movie director and brought in live-action cutscenes starring that short Jedi, that Caligula dude and a few retired pornstars. Result was bleh. I wonder which halfwit thought it was a good idea to have people spending more time watching a B-movie than playing a game?!

Privateer games were solid, though. I preferred the Han-Solo feel of it compared to the more rigid WC games.

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RE: Loved the old WC
by AmigaRobbo on Tue 27th Mar 2012 17:11 UTC in reply to "Loved the old WC"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

Brian Blessed was an ex pornstar?

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FAN-tasty(c)
by Gestahlt on Tue 27th Mar 2012 20:58 UTC
Gestahlt
Member since:
2011-10-17

Man i missed games like Wing Commander. I replayed them like 10 times. I actually did like the real actor video cutscenes a lot.

Space opera at its best and totally epic.

My damned village DSL is keeping me from playing. Downloaded now for around 2-3 hours and still at 11% (and i try to download the 2 part version).

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Luposian
Member since:
2005-07-27

My favorite character from the WC universe was Ralgha nar Hallas (aka "Hobbes") from WC II. I was horribly saddened to see him actually be a mind-wiped traitor. Of course, worse than that, was the HORRIBLE suits those Kilrathi were in WC III/IV. Ugly and badly animated costumes! They oughta stuck with bit-mapped graphics or rendered characters or something.

As a Christian, I'm a little concerned that the language in the game might be less than G, as there is no rating on this game. Anyone able to tell me what (if any) "bad language" is used in this game?

I was bothered by the use of the word "damn" in WCII (when I played it, back in the 90's), so you can figure I'm not gonna like hearing anything WORSE Than that.

If anything really vulgar is said, this game won't be staying on my hard drive more than the time it takes to hear it once.

But I'm happy to see someone has picked up the WC franchise torch and brought something to light. Any chance of seeing Hobbes, since this game is set just before WC III? It'd be nice to see an old familiar friend once again... hopefully looking (much) better than in WCIII/IV.

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