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11 years 10 months ago #6631 by Chayton
Replied by Chayton on topic Did anyone like Wing Commander V?
Yes i did a lot.

The Gameplay was the best in a WC Game, in it Missles made finally sense. In WC 3 and 4 i basicly never used them unless i basicly was right up the Enemies butt, a few inches further and they basicly always evaded. (btw that part makes WC Saga better) The Fighters were nice and you could feel the huge technoligy diffrence compared to the WC 3/4 Ships. The Dog Fights were in my mind even more intense than in WC 3 and 4.

While i kinda disliked the main character actor, mostly i guess because i wanted to continue as Blair. In the End i got used to him. What i disliked was that despite this huge ship, you hardly had places to go and it was much more straight in the story line than the games before. I hardly felt that i could choose something. So for example i missed that you could choose on which female character you go flirt on and start a romance with.

I also liked the story as it was interresting with all this phropecy stuff and the intro sequence and in general it doesnt seem to be that bad, afterall the same story arc was used in the Star Trek univers with Voyager and Species 8472. I remember seeing the Voyager Episode on TV and when they blowed up the Borg Planet i was like "thats soooooo Wing Commander rip off".
An honestly after all that time and all that happened, to make another game with the Kilrathi as the main evil force would have been ridicelus. After such events if story writer go with that story plot than it only shows that they cant think of something new anymore. They only thing i disliked in the story is what they made out of the Kilrathi, that proud honorfull race became a huge peacefull hippie party, they could have given them some worthy backbone and let them really join the fight, so they would have stayed true to some of their believes.

Oh and the only odd thing in this game was, well while it was a lot of fun, you have here a race thats supposed to be more evil and stronger than the Kilrathi, you never had faced their technoligy before and then i get a shot down count from over 10000 kills. Why should i fear an enemy that has such lousy pilots? :lol:

Oh and the really only huge problem i have with WC 5 is the end.

[spoiler:2ykt7fr3]I mean there dies (yeah i know that we dont know what happened with Blair and that he may had returned, but from the Confederation point of view he is KIA) the BIGGEST war hero of the Kilrathi War, the Hero that stopped the war with the Border Worlds, the designer and think tank behind the Midway, the main character of 4 WC Games and yet there is absolute NO memoral ceremony for him in the End. Just a stupid "he didnt make it" line.[/spoiler:2ykt7fr3]

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11 years 10 months ago #7098 by Carnage
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I also like WC 5 back there. I had really no problmes with future fan WC Saga campaigns in this story line with the new ships. One ship had a gatling gun, i really love that :D

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11 years 8 months ago #7982 by atralador
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WC5 was aiming to break new ground and would have led into a whole new set of story arcs for a WC6, sadly that got canned. I loved how it looked and that the game was more detailed for the flight scenes.

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11 years 7 months ago #8111 by knight5946
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honestly, it sucked ass in my opinion. what i totally hated about Prophecy was the simple fact that NONE of the cap-ships u shot a torpedo at get TRUELY destroyed, all you get is a series of explosions running across the hull, i mean COME ON wheres the Massive boom and hull pieces!!!

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11 years 7 months ago #8132 by Silas
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Chayton wrote: I also liked the story as it was interresting with all this phropecy stuff and the intro sequence and in general it doesnt seem to be that bad, afterall the same story arc was used in the Star Trek univers with Voyager and Species 8472. I remember seeing the Voyager Episode on TV and when they blowed up the Borg Planet i was like "thats soooooo Wing Commander rip off".


Bravo......I was wondering if anyone else ever caught that. Only someone whos both a Trekker and Wingnut would make that connection. You may be interested to know that Trek producer Brandon Bragha started with Wing Commander Academy and has been a fan ever since. Chris Roberts also has an encyclopedic knowledge of both Star Trek and Star Wars. There is more than one cross reference and inspirations between the two if you're savvy enough to spot them.

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11 years 6 months ago #8253 by Columbus
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AdmiralBruno wrote: Confederation - "2.A more or less permanent union of countries with some or most political power vested in a central authority"

That doesn't mean authoritarian, that means federalism.....

so it is logical that it would be a free system of government.


Err nope A feudal system is also a federal system. in other words the word federal is no synonym for democratic and even if given the name the question remains how much actual influence the People have on their Government.
In reverse a dictatorial or Monarchic system may be a haven of civil rights, good governance and offer the people more actual influence then one might expect.



On the topic: With out the Kittys it just wasn't Wingcommander for me so no didn't like V.

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11 years 3 months ago #8490 by webe123
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Sorry, but I strongly disagree with the OP. I think WC 5 was different, but to me...a bit harder than the previous WC games.

True, you had a "new" rookie to get used to all over again, but I loved the way the game showed the "old guard" of Blair interacting with the "new rookie" which was Casey and showing him the ropes.

I loved the game myself. And as others have pointed out, once the Kilrathi were decimated, there was not much coming back from that. So the Kilrathi were basically a footnote in the history of WC after Kilrath was bombed.

I am just dissapointed they do not make games like these anymore.

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11 years 1 month ago #8610 by nickm
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Well I greatly enjoyed blowing up the bugs too...but I had a minor problem: it was knowing which bug ships were a threat to the Midway; I had a devil of a time trying to figure out which ones were the cap ship killers.

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11 years 4 weeks ago #8672 by Hammer7
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Out of WC III-V, my favorite was III. IV was brilliant as well, but III just had everything down so well and they made great use of greenscreen for the time.

I liked V (Prophecy), but it was my least favorite out of III-V. I actually played through IV and Prophecy again recently, and I still enjoyed them thoroughly. I was thinking about playing III again, but it would require DosBox and it has no rudder or throttle support. Then I discovered WC Saga, and wow, it's even better than Prophecy I think. :) Looks like this is the game I'll be playing for now.

btw incredible work! I find myself more impressed with WC Darkest Dawn than I was with Black Mesa. Thank you for this wonderful game.

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11 years 4 weeks ago #8673 by Herr_Koos
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Hammer, if you want to play WC3 again, grab it from GOG.com They have nrs 1-4 on there now, and the DOSBox bit is sorted out automatically.

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