In expectation of Wing Commander III, where Star Wars-star Mark Hamill will have a lead part in, let’s go into space once more whit the CD version of Wing Commander Armada.Now I think I figured out what I like in the article, the beginning sounds more like an official promo for the game than a review.
Fight or be conquered. What was going on in the Wing Commander Universe again? Somewhere in the 27th century an earth scout ship stumbles upon a few Kilrathi warships. These Kilrathi are beings who have been conquering worlds ever since they made the discovery of space travel. The same goes for the humans, but they use treaties and diplomacy. Anyway, soon after the humans are at war with the Kilrathi, the stakes; the ruler of the universe.
Stand together to fight a war on your own isn’t usually much fun. The people at origin got understood that. Every possible Multyplayer option has been put on this CD including, split-screen, null-modem, modem and network. Together against the enemy, or against a friend. The only minor is that when playing split screen the screen shows space only and leaves the cockpit out of the view. This may seen dull, until the enemy comes into your sighs. From there on you’ll hardly miss the cockpit, because the panels look nice and all, but actually only block your view.
Build to fight instead of just fighting in space, Armada offers you the option to conquer planets as well, to use for mining. You can use the resources to build spaceships whit which you can fight your opponents. This offers a welcome change of pace in the game instead of the non-stop blasting. Still, The only purpose to this is to expand your fleet. It’s would have been fun to have some sort of colonisation option here, the goal in the game isn’t to win as mush planets as you can, it is destroy your opponents mother ship, and this is, unless you have another human opponent, only fun for a few times.
Good graphics, nice sound affects and simple controls. But it’s noting more then a shoot 'em up, a nice shoot 'em up, let’s not deny that. Definitely worth the effort if you can play over modem or network. If you have to play this alone it won’t be as satisfying as the rest of the series.
Battlestar Galactica and Wing Commander -- two great themes that taste great together! OK... so they don't really have anything to do with eachother, but here they are for your trivia enjoyment. Everything from Apollo, Starbuck and the Cylons to Maverick, Maniac and the Kilrathi war.
Any Wing Commander veteran would expect the Roberts' trademark in mission design, the open-ended nature of missions to be an integral part of the gameplay.Like most reviewers, this one was left out of the loop. You can read the article here.
Great visuals, fantastic frame rates, high intensity action... It's Chris and Erin Roberts damn it!
Which was your first space sim experience?
(40%) Wing Commander Series
(34%) Elite Series
(17%) X-Wing Series
(4%) Freespace Series
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Sure enough, we nutheads went and put 12 full games on our July CD,including Wing Commander 1 from the Kilrathi Saga. The full list of games is:The first Secret Missions package, available in the Files section, should also work with the PC Gamer WC1.
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The WC games featured no-nonsense flying, shooting, and blowing up of enemy things. In a word: fun.The release date for Wing Commander I mentioned in the article is most likely not accurate. We haven't been able to pinpoint an exact date yet. You can find the article here and the Wing Commander bit here. Thanks to WildFire-.
Mixing in excellent gameplay with cinematic storytelling threw the player into the environment and refused to let go.
The original Wing Commander (WC), designed by Chris Roberts and Origin, was released on January 1, 1990 to critical acclaim.