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33. Re: Wasteland Re-release Plans Aug 11, 2013, 12:47 Creston
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 11, 2013, 07:23:
Ah, finally someone else with at least an equal love for Pacific Strike! A lot of people seem to always mention Strike Commander but Pacific Strike rarely gets any love though it was easily just as awesome.
I l-o-v-e-d doing torpedo bombing runs. Dive bombing was fun, too, but it didn't hold a candle to dropping torpedoes.
Unfortunately, I don't really seem to remember Pacific Strike's wingmen. I do remember the Strike Commander chick though and the old guy (squadron leader) that was shot down a few missions into the game when you had to take over as commander. And I remember Tex. He was funny, too, when he ejected he always went "Cya all later folks, I'm punching out." ... and he ejected a lot because he wasn't really all that good either .

The torpedo runs were awesome, (and IIRC, having a torpedo made your plane slow as shit, so dogfighting was a lot harder) as were the graphics for its day and age. It's just a shame that dogfighting in Pacific Strike was literally nothing more than "turn until you see an enemy, shoot him down." I recall the final mission, where you go up against two dozen(?) Zeros, and all I did was just turn and turn and turn and turn and turn and occasionally take a few shots if something passed in front of me. Worked too.

The wingmen were pretty cool, but the ginger is the only guy I remember.

I'd forgotten about Tex, but I do remember that "See ya guys, I'm punching out!" line. Heh. He did say that a lot. In fact, most wingmen were pretty shitty in both games.

Ah, Origin. How sad it is we have no devs like you anymore.
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