I once remember playing Star Wars X-Wing
when I got my very first computer. It was a lot of fun and made today the sci-fi fan of today. I wasn't familiar with any of the Wing Commander
games. Just recently heard about this one in someone's review as being one of the best games the 3DO had to offer. I've downloaded the game
, played it and was amazed by the jaw dropping experience it had to offer. First of all, the setup. It's amazing. In our very first cutscene we are presented to some interesting looking aliens know as the Kirathi
, which I assume are the main antagonists of the game, but haven't played enough to find out. Second, you will see big name actors in the, like Mark Hamil (Luke Skywalker for those who don't know), who actually play as. And third, the gameplay, it's absolutely golden. It's like a jet dogfight, but in space. During this section of the game, you can actually communicate with your wingman, either by issuing orders to him or by just taunting him. I have never seen this aspect of a game for it's time. While on the ship, you're treated to a point-and-click gameplay
mode, where you can interact with other people of the ship, which is a nice touch. But the one thing that steals the show are the amazingly well done cutscenes. If you put all these cutscenes together you may obtain a Wing Commander 3 movie
. In conclusion, anyone who happens to stumble upon this game: don't hesitate and buy it! It's worth adding it to your game collection.