SWON Postmortem

Action Vault's Secret Weapons Over Normandy Wrap Report talks with Totally Games' Larry Holland about the ups and downs in developing the recently released follow-up to the World War II aerial combat action in Secret Weapons over Normandy. He goes into the make-up of the development team, their goals for the project, what went right and wrong along the way, and the reception the finished product met with.
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SWON wasn't as detailed as SWOTL, that was the problem. The graphics didn't bother me, the framerates did. The controls were terrible, felt like console controls glossed over onto kb/joystick (better to play it on a gamepad on pc). I would have expected nice mouse controls since its an arcade survey sim... but not even close, and SWOTL and BOB and even Xwing vs Tie Fighter were mouse flyable. Anyway, it was a very mediocre hog of a game for pc... Hardly optimized at all... a waste imo because a true sequel to SWOTL is breathing in the depths of this game, but it just got consolified... ie dumbed down stupid.

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