Clearly that’s not how you approach it but i think it’s unkind to equate those saying they’d have preferred some separation to those saying “it ruined my childhood” about movies such as the phantom Menace which were clearly written with the intent of being in the same continuity. I think when we talked about how the wing commander movie bugged us neither of us were talking about quality, i certainly was specifically referring to integrating it into the games.
I always thought this design was poor, as were the many continuity issues in WC3.
I guess I should read the script carefully to come to a real conclusion, but my impression so far is that WC3 has some "this seems cool, so let's write it this way" storylines.
This is the problem. Freedom Flight uses direct psychological descriptions to tell the readers that Ralgha is hostile to Thrakhath and the Emperor, and even wants to take revenge on them.It does a great job of playing with your ego right from the start, making you defend Hobbes when there's absolutely no hard evidence.
I'm afraid that's the key to the problem. From the treatment of Angel in the WC3 story, the WC2 leading lady, to the symbolism of Thrakhath's character, and even some of Paladin's actions, hint at this problem.or they specifically wanted to split from the 'friendly' tone of WC2.
My feeling is, what did the authors want to convey to the readers or players through this story?i just think wing commander 3 constantly starts threads and doesnt follow through especially on character arcs. Cobra is a prime example, she is set up beautifully but it just ends in disaster without a satisfying payoff to me. She thinks all kilrathi are evil and is proven right, bc of the Manchurian Candidate angle. That would be like watching american history x and ed norton never changes and is murdered by a black character, and then movie ends. Radio rollins is set up to be an interesting conspiracy nut, but then he like so many characters fade into the background. Instead we focus on a romance subplot, leaving angel in the dust. Cherry on top wc4 the game acts like whatever romance you chose, never happened.
to answer the other question, i would not have done another traitor subplot after wc2 to begin with.
Saying all that wc3 is still a great game, i love a lot about it, i just think it is the weakest of the first 4 games.