Eric Watkins noticed that IGN has published their Prophecy Advance review. I've been anxious to see how they'd actually rate the game since they were the ones to initially give it the Technological Excellence award. Their article is part of the IGN subscription service, so we'll just summarize it a bit. Overall they believe the hardware limited the presentation of the game, giving it a mere 5 and 6 out of 10 rating for Presentation and Sound. They criticize the text driven story and lack of variation, though personally I'm enthralled with the Midway rooms and inflight speech. Graphics received an 8 while GamePlay and Lasting Appeal received 7's. Their overall rating was a 7. I think this is a pretty fair review, and if you think like me in terms of presentation, it'd be a bit higher. Even if you're not an IGN subscriber, you can read the first part of the article here.
Games that Rock: Wing Commander 3
Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. (2018-05-25)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Who Would Win?
Wing Commander Movie Model Rundown
Atherin has been busy recreating nearly every ship in the Wing Commander film using SketchUp. There's really not much missing - we don't see the Kilrathi Concom, Diligent or some of the small background items, but just about all of the other major stuff is there. It's a pretty nice lineup! (2018-05-24)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: It's Not Going To Happen
That's what we've been saying all along! (2018-05-24)
Hobbes Betrayal Crosses Over Language Barriers
Most people are familiar with the infamous video cuts that were made to fit all of the video on the Wing Commander 3 discs. Helpful sequences such as the TCN news bursts and Hobbes explanation were omitted due to space constraints. Fortunately, these are now available here at the CIC, but for a long time, the main way players could watch the Hobbes scene was to track down a copy of WC3 on the Playstation or 3DO. (2018-05-23)