Here's something to lighten the mood and provide some hope that future generations are being brought up right! Trey's a little kid that makes two minute reviews on YouTube. The Wing Commander series was recently playtested, and the results are in. While Trey enjoys walking around the carrier and interacting with crew members in WC3/4, the animated art style and moving joystick hand in the cockpit made WC1/2 his favorite. Check out the full review below. Based on his preference for the slower paced action in the earlier games, I'd recommend he try Privateer next!
That time my kid played Wing Commander and @HamillHimself reminded him of Luke. From Percy Jackson. :(