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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? Let us illustrate it thusly. The game dropped on Thursday, we started playing Friday, and as of this writing (Sunday afternoon), our weekend chore list is still gathering dust on the fridge... Wing Commander: Darkest Dawn, Fan-Made Goodness... Read more...
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? Descent 2 had beautiful explosions -- a feature Darkest Dawn preserves How good is Wing Commander Saga: Darkest Dawn? Let me illustrate it thusly. The game dropped on Thursday, I started playing Friday, and as of this writing (Sunday afternoon), my weekend chore list is gathering dust on the fridge. I've been too busy... Read more...
The 1990s were a veritable golden age for space combat gamers, but two series stand out in particular. Star Wars fans had the award-winning X-Wing and TIE Fighter series, while Origin developed the ground-breaking Wing Commander series. Ironically, Mark Hamil starred in the latter, beginning with 1994's Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (HOTT). WC3 was a smash success, and two sequels followed: Wing Commander IV and Wing Commander: Prophecy. After WC:P, Origin abandoned the series, and space combat sims in general went into decline. The Freespace series and Chris Roberts' own Freelancer were... Read more...