August 12, 2012
...so it's just mindblowing to see stuff like this:
I love living in the future.
Woohoo, a screenshot from the original Wing Commander, with Paladin and Angel.
Back in the days when I was tooling around on the hand-me-down Commodore 128, Reach for the Stars and the like had pretty graphics made up of essentially ASCII characters. I thought the jump in graphics quality was great when I got a PC, but now...
Posted by: cxt217 at August 12, 2012 08:08 PM (a1piG)
Posted by: GreyDuck at August 12, 2012 10:22 PM (Buiw/)
Posted by: Wonderduck at August 12, 2012 10:56 PM (aZ8MF)
Posted by: flatdarkmars at August 13, 2012 11:23 AM (I55Es)
Yes, better than X-Wing, better than Tie Fighter, the works. If GOG carried them, I'd rebuy the whole series...
Actually, Prophesy helped me sell a half-dozen computers when I was working at RadioShanty. People were just amazed by it...
Posted by: Wonderduck at August 13, 2012 05:43 PM (aZ8MF)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 13, 2012 07:54 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Wonderduck at August 13, 2012 09:22 PM (aZ8MF)
GoG has been a bit odd with Wing Commander. They have all the games except Prophecy, but they have none of the expansion packs for either WC1 or WC2. They DID get the DVD version of WC4, judging from the size of the game listed in their specifications, which gives the $10 million production budget Chris Roberts had for The Price of Freedom some justification.
Prophecy was nice to look at, and I was one of those people who actually bought the Prophecy Gold Edition. Fortunately, I had also bought the original release, with the really cool starmap that they left out of the Gold Edition.
And of course...RIP Jason Bernard.
Posted by: cxt217 at August 13, 2012 10:03 PM (a1piG)
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