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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    I don't think it's controversial to say WC3 wins hands down in the gameplay department. WC4 was all about its FMV. The gameplay could have done with a lot more play testing and rebalancing. It's a shame really because I think WC4 has better variety in its mission design. It's not always just...
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    In Praise of Prophecy

    I don't actually dislike Prophecy at all. I think gameplay-wise it's the funnest and easily the most polished game in the series and though the Nephilim are kind of generic that's mostly the fault of never having time to develop like the Kilrathi did. That's really the biggest problem with...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    I just finished replaying WC4 today (my yearly marathoning of all the games has brought me back here and this thread ended up being a pretty convenient place to nitpick) and this struck me too. It sort of lets out the steam of stealing the Bearcats in the first place when you're suddenly handed...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    The Epee is my most hated ship in all of Wing Commander. What makes it hurt even more is that I actually have a lot of fun flying the Ferret. The game's already got a solid light fighter and then they make you use that piece of crap. I've had to restart Epee missions over and over again so many...
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    Mac's Lore YouTube Videos

    I caught these the other day, they're good stuff and it's nice to see someone talking about the lore on Youtube. It seems like he'll probably be doing more of them too.
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    Is it possible that the confederation could have won the kilrathi war after the Battle of Earth without the Temblor Bomb or Behemoth

    I also don't think Tolwyn and high command expected the Victory to be a leaky ship. Ideally Kilrathi intelligence wouldn't know Blair was stationed to the Victory because who would be spying on the Victory? That was the entire point of using it in the first place. And that would have worked...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    I've got to give Wing Commander 3 one thing, it introduced us to Eisen who is my favorite commanding officer of the whole series. He's tough but empathetic, pragmatic but willing to roll the dice when the chips are down. He's got Picard level gravitas that helps him stand up against flag...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    Yeah, the way Blair is over Angel in five seconds always rubbed me the wrong way. At times WC3 feels like it wanted to have its cake and eat it too, being a sequel to a continuing story while also hitting the reset button. The game goes out of its way to undo the character developments of WC2.
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    The Tiger's Claw blowing up worked for WC2 because your character arc was centered around its destruction. The Concordia being destroyed was part of what I said earlier about WC3 following 2's story beats but worse. It feels like they just wanted an excuse to not have the Concordia because they...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    I agree, it always reminds me of the direction Mobile Suit Gundam took with Zeta Gundam and it is rare to see in Western media like you said, especially military science fiction. Wars don't have happy endings, they have far reaching consequences and political fallout and a war of this magnitude...
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    Extra copies of Victory Streak?

    I apologize if this thread is inappropriate but there's no forum for buying/trading so I wasn't sure where else to ask. If so go ahead and delete. I've been searching for a copy of Victory Streak for a while now and haven't been able to find any loose and I was wondering if anybody had any...
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    The service history and number of the Confederation-class Dreadnaught

    I loved that SO2 animation. It was a little random but it was a very memorable scene. I'm glad they were able to salvage it and squeeze it in there. The tension that they built up with the Concordia fighting to survive while you were dealing with your Mandarin problems was good stuff. I also...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    The game adaptations are the only novels I haven't read even though I have them. I should fix that sometime.
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    The frustrating thing about Hobbes is it didn't have to be complicated. They were planning on blowing up Kilrah after all. That easily could have been one step too far for Hobbes, not wanting to see his homeworld destroyed and so many civilians murdered. It would have been in keeping with his...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    From a strictly character point of view I don't find WC4 Tolwyn too unbelievable either. After decades of fighting a war where humanity was constantly hanging on by a thread and dealing with a government that had lost its will to fight it's not surprising that he went off the deep end in wanting...
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