Point of Origin: Vol. II, No. 10
This is a short one - the January 31, 1992 issue of Point of Origin is only a single sheet of paper. That means there's only one article that deals with Wing Commander - the usual 'press roundup' of glowing praise for the series (quoted below). The rest of the issue is fascinating, though, from insight into how employee evaluations work at Origin to an invitation to a poetry reading by Richard Garriott...
A very special thanks to Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum for making this resource available and to Electronic Arts for sending them to him in the first place!
Bernie Yee reviews Wing 2 in the January 27 issue of PC Magazine's 'After Hours' section. He says that 'even though it's not the ground-breaking product that Wing I was, it is nonetheless dazzling.' The rest of the review is just as good, as I recall. (Does anybody know where our copy of the magazine is?)
Almost equally-flattering is CGRs preview of Epic, the new space-combat game from Ocean U.K. It starts off: 'Attention Amiga and Atari ST owners--tired of wishing ORIGIN would port Wing Commander II onto your platform? Epic is the answer.' It goes on to say how Epic is just about the next best thing in always to Wing 2 for those machines. It even compares a screen shot to Wing 2's! Look for a copy on one of the bulletin boards in ORIGIN East and West.
In the U.K.'s Strategy Plus, reviewers were asked to list the pro's and con's of 1991. 5 out of 8 of them listed Wing or Wing 2 as a 'pro' (one of those guys listed installing Wing 2 as a 'con').
Point of Origin
Vol. II, No. 10 - January 17, 1992
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