DigitalFoundry has put together a video that looks back at Origin's isometric action adventure Crusader. The video opens with an overview of some key Origin people and major titles from the early 90s, including Wing Commander II and III. The focus then shifts to the Crusader series, providing some back story on the developers and technical aspects, before comparing the original PC release to the console ports. The video concludes with a glimpse of an ill-fated PlayStation Portable sequel. No Remorse and No Regret are both available through Good Old Games. If you'd like to find out more about the Crusader series, the Echo Sector website provides an extensive online archive and community.
This week John explores one of the most important developers in PC gaming history - Origin Systems. From Ultima to Wing Commander, Origin produced a wide variety throughout its existence but today we're going to focus on the Crusader series. Created by Tony Zurovec, Crusader is an advanced isometric shooter which delivered striking SVGA graphics in a time when most PC games were still 320x200. We also explore its semi-sequel, No Regret, along with the console iterations of the original game.