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Old 01-24-05, 01:14 AM   #13
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Wing Commander rock EA never should have taken over Origin they killed the best games ever we could have had wing commander 2005 by now.

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Old 01-24-05, 01:55 AM   #14
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I used to love the original Rebel Assault
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Old 01-26-05, 11:23 AM   #15
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Old 01-26-05, 12:16 PM   #16
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Speaking of Wing Commander, does anyone know where I can get the DVD edition of Wing Commander 4? I would love to check that one out. I'm referring to the DVD version with the MPEG-2 videos, not the version where 6 or so CDs were dumped into one DVD.
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Old 01-26-05, 12:55 PM   #17
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wish they would make a PC version of Robotech
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Old 01-26-05, 01:26 PM   #18
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Yeah a PC version of Robotech would be excellent.

I also loved Wing Commander. Played every last one of them including expansion packs. When Wing Commander II/III came out I was on the waiting list for a reserved copy.

With today's gfx technology I would happily pay $50 for a remake of the original. The second one remade would be awesome as well.

Starlancer was alright, just nothing real special IMO. It was entertaining for a once-through though. I dunno why this genre completely died. I think Freelancer, though it wasn't a bad game, kinda helped to destroy it with the idea that the joystick was bad.
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Old 01-26-05, 02:45 PM   #19
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I think Freelancer, though it wasn't a bad game, kinda helped to destroy it with the idea that the joystick was bad.
Yeah, this really got me annoyed. I really would have preferred a joystick, though the mouse controls were good.
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Not that I was schooled in space combat sim play with a joystick, but I thought Freelancer's mouse control was executed very well.
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Old 01-26-05, 04:26 PM   #21
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I want Wing Commander 6: Return Of The Kilrathi

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Old 01-26-05, 07:32 PM   #22
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Agreed! Space Combat sims were one of the best things about PC gaming. Now it's hard to find any simulator games at all. You can find tons of racing sims now but how many flight sims came out this last year? Tanks sims? Chopper sims? Silent Hunter 3 should be out in march, at least. I'm looking forward to that big time.

I loved X2 but it got boring after a while. Great graphics and deep economy, but the combat and story were lacking. I may check out the add on though.

I wish they'd make another Xwing game. Those were some of the best PC games ever made. It would also give me a reason to buy one of these bad boys..

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Old 01-26-05, 07:44 PM   #23
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Hmm, those who enjoyed X2 might want to check out Independance War 2 as well. It's another decent shooter/resource game, although it's quite a bit more simple and limited than X2. I still remember the days of playing the original X...can't tell if they were good memories or bad ones...or both...

Oh, and for those who haven't played it, the prequel campaign to "I've found her", a free Babylon 5 space sim, is availible to download from their website: http://ifh.firstones.com/
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There needs to be more Space games in general. I'm sick of High Fantasy.
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