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The first couple of Wing Commander games (and expansions) are still among my absolute favorite gaming experiences of all time (hence the BlueHair thing), so I have been eagerly looking forward to Wing Commander Arena for XBLA since it was announced. Now if I paid more attention to console doings like that I'd have known the deal already, but I was shocked (shocked I say!) to learn this is a third-person space combat game, even though all the prior Wing Commander games were first-person, in spite of the series launching a full 17 years ago. Not only is it third-person, but it's basically 2D, offering simple loop-de-loops as a variation from combat that takes place on a horizontal plane that even includes obstacles that cannot be flown over or under, making it far more of a multiplayer Zaxxon with Wing Commander spacecraft. Now that having all been said, I have to say that my initial impression is the game is quite fun, and I look forward to playing around with it some more. However, it does nothing to satisfy my passion for a true multiplayer Wing Commander experience, with first-person combat in 3D space, and it saddens me that this game, which could have been released under any title, diminishes the prospects of a true WC1/WC2-style game.

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31. Re: Wing Commander like games Jul 26, 2007, 19:02 nin
 
There is a demo up on xbox live for you to check out before you buy it as well.

And holy shit, did I hate the controls on that demo...



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