Greetings everyone! This is my second post and I'd like to briefly introduce myself. I first played a WC game in 1995, so I was 'initiated' quite late
The game was WC2, which came with my new computer back then as a part of a compilation (The other games were Ultima VIII, Strike Commander & Syndicate). Even though it was an old game, I immediately fell in love with it and played it straight through and bought WC3 asap. I've played Prophecy the most of all WC games I suppose, but I'd really like to get another shot at WC4, which I sadly don't own.
Sorry if someone feels that this thread shouldn't have been brought up again, but I've always wanted to know how people feel about wingmen in WC games and of course give my own personal opinions about them
First I must say though, that in every WC game the wingmen have been a great addition, especially as personalities. This is what they really screwed up with Starlancer.
Never played WC1
WC2, SO 1&2
Stingray, Hobbes and Maniac. Stingray and Hobbes were probably my favorites, especially Stingray's "Heey! Target practice!" remark
Maniac & Hobbes. Maniac is, well, Maniac, and Hobbes was just cool, really hated his defection. Others I flew with included Vaquero, Flash & Vagabond. I hated Flint and especially Cobra.
Maniac was number 1, Maniac was really at his best in WC4 in my opinion. Primate, Yaeger, Blade & Moose were damn cool too, I always loved Primate's "Maybe I'll just negotiate with em today...on second thought" as well as Blade's "Next victim!" and Yaeger's "Enemy down! Who's next?". Moose on the other hand was calm and collected, too bad he was killed.
Maestro & Maniac are of course nice, but the coolest dudes are those that stay out of the cutscenes. Nomad, Caveman, Rogue, Twilight, Wyvern...well, Nomad and Caveman were probably my favorites. Nomad's cocky attitude ("They can't stop me!", "Letting em have it" was nice, as well as Caveman's voice and taunts e.g. "You don't scare me" & "I hate roaches!". In fact, now that I think about it, the radio traffic was probably executed best in WCP. I remember the first time I tried it at a local computer store; I was simply amazed by the constant banter during the mission(s).
Well, that's my two cents. The reason why this post ended up being so long is probably that the wingmen have always been the best part of the WC series