Originally posted by TheFraix
Guys. Undoubtly anybody who's viewing this message board must have an interest towards Wing Commander. Either curiousity or wanting to be among Wing Commander fans.
But I also know people who's been debating furiously about Wing Commander. Take the game and the movie issues. Look at the posting 'WC Movie Opinions' for example.
That's proof there are those are deeply affected by Wing Commander? Why?
I'm doing a little research about gamers and how computer games affected their lives and I like to hear some opinions about this.
How did Wing Commander, either the game or movie, affected you?
Arvin Nathanael Chandra
(if you need to know, I'm majoring in psychology)
Well for me it is somehow like Star Wars or Star Trek. These (in the beginning movies/series, which I also like BTW) SciFi Universes have a great in depth story, a lot of fans and so on. I think it is the great atmosphere, the combination of Science Fiction, dreams and reality, that makes it so funny.
What differs Wing Commander from any other games? I think it is the great story, and, especially in Wing Commander 1, the way you could identify yourself with Blair. I sometimes think that my own character is close to what I see on the computer screen, and the way the complete story evolves around you, the way you get your medals, the way all other people are respecting you and talking to you, all these things make it so real. I just think about the first WC1 mission. After completing it, I talked to Shotglass. He said "I just heard you flew with Spirit today..." If she got killed in that mission, Shotglass says "Damn shame she didn't make it back"
These incredible details make the game so special. I personally like WC1/2/Privateer most, as these are more charming IMO.
What means WC to me today? Well I think it is fun, it is a great way to relax, you feel "important", it is nice being a "hero" when playing it.
I even think that most of the people who play Wing Commander have a different approach towards Computergames than the average Doom, Diablo or Counterstrike player (no offense intended, I like these games too)
While these games are fun, they do not have a great story and are just very simple, and mostly multiplayer games (I really would like an online variant of WC, but with a good story... my greatest wish would be Privateer online)
I think that Wing Commander was made for the intelligent computer player, not because it is difficult to play (it is not), but as it tells a story, it has a complete universe. Just look at the people here at the forum. They are very different, but it is possible to have intelligent discussions with them, that go far beyond the normal things, and I think that we have had a lot of very interesting, intelligent threads(I have not been here so long yet, but I think at the discussions about WC Physics and many other threads)
[Edited by Sonntag on 04-14-2001 at 13:16]