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    Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    It has finally arrived. What some believe to be the greatest game in the Wing Commander series is here and working and with DVD-quality cutscenes this time around. Enjoy.

    A 1995 game at over 6GB, impressive.

    $5.99

    http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/wing_...ice_of_freedom

    The year is 2673, four years after the Treaty of Torgo and the end of the Kilrathi War. As hostilities died out, more trivial concerns like rebuilding what was lost or dealing with space piracy, became the biggest concerns of the Terran Confederation. Even Christopher "Maverick" Blair, the famous Confed pilot responsible for ending the war, settled down and became a farmer. In these times of peace, humans grew fat and complacent. All good things must end, though. Soon enough, heinous incidents erupted on the outskirts of the Confederation, and humanity was forced to the brink of civil war. Confed HQ needed the best and decided to recall Colonel Blair to active duty. This is where you come in.

    Wing Commanderô 4 is one of the greatest space sims of all time, and some even consider it the greatest one of all. It is one of those games that did everything right. This is one of the few games that actually successfully manages to integrate a lot of FMV into the action, mostly because it uses trained film actors and directors. The combat is straightforward, fluid, and entertaining. The characters are as believable and memorable as they come. The orchestrated music -- just perfect. Finally, its enthralling story is both deep and plausible -- a combination that is often lost in modern games. There is simply no reason not to play this game and, once you do start playing, you will find it hard to think of a reason why you should stop.

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    I wish I still had a joystick. Having one was a priority for me in 1995.

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    Quote Originally posted by terrannova View Post
    It has finally arrived. What some believe to be the greatest game in the Wing Commander series is here and working and with DVD-quality cutscenes this time around. Enjoy.

    A 1995 game at over 6GB, impressive.
    I have this game on DVD (came with my first DVD drive and decoder card), but I doubt I could run it on a modern system. I didn't enjoy the game, but was fascinated with the video quality all those years ago.

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    My old Gamecard port Flightstick Pro seems to have kicked the bucket, I need a new USB joystick badly.

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    Friend of mine used to be a huge fan of the Wing Commander series, but had never played 4. So I picked this up for him. He was pretty jazzed up about it! I helped him set up his joystick and everything and we fired the game up. Figured out that you need the AC3 filter to get sound during video playback, but got that sorted easy enough.
    From what I've seen of the game, I'm damn impressed for it being a 1995 game! It has a cast of really famous people - better than most Sci-Fi TV shows these days! It has a branching storyline like Dragon Age or KOTOR (1995!), and the combat seems really in depth. And even some of the effects were cool, like my friend took some damage and got a crack in his windscreen right in the middle of his aiming area, and everything he pointed his ship at got all distorted and warped like you were seeing it through a cracked fisheye lens.

    Neat stuff! I seriously want to play through the game just to see Mark Hamill act it up.

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    Every time I see Malcolm McDowell in something, I think of this game. It's the first thing I saw him in!

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    Quote Originally posted by Ruzhyo View Post
    Friend of mine used to be a huge fan of the Wing Commander series, but had never played 4. So I picked this up for him. He was pretty jazzed up about it! I helped him set up his joystick and everything and we fired the game up. Figured out that you need the AC3 filter to get sound during video playback, but got that sorted easy enough.
    From what I've seen of the game, I'm damn impressed for it being a 1995 game! It has a cast of really famous people - better than most Sci-Fi TV shows these days! It has a branching storyline like Dragon Age or KOTOR (1995!), and the combat seems really in depth. And even some of the effects were cool, like my friend took some damage and got a crack in his windscreen right in the middle of his aiming area, and everything he pointed his ship at got all distorted and warped like you were seeing it through a cracked fisheye lens.

    Neat stuff! I seriously want to play through the game just to see Mark Hamill act it up.
    WC4 was utterly amazing back in the day. I still have my 6 disc copy somewhere

    I also think it's the game with the best ship designs ever, loved the looks of all of them.

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    OMG Mark Hamill!!

    I had WC Privateer, my 486 ran it well, but reading the maunal with adobe acrobat brought the machine to its knees.

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    Quote Originally posted by robertglysen View Post
    I had WC Privateer, my 486 ran it well, but reading the maunal with adobe acrobat brought the machine to its knees.
    Haha, that's funny, sad and true

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    Re: Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom on GOG

    Quote Originally posted by castun View Post
    Every time I see Malcolm McDowell in something, I think of this game. It's the first thing I saw him in!
    Yeah me too, and Star Trek Generations. He's brilliant and made a fantastic Admiral Tolwyn.

    Quote Originally posted by robertglysen View Post
    OMG Mark Hamill!!

    I had WC Privateer, my 486 ran it well, but reading the maunal with adobe acrobat brought the machine to its knees.
    Mark Hamill was a great choice for Blair, and nearly the same kind of character he was in Star Wars, saving the known galaxy, and even starts off on a farming planet at the beginning of WC4.

    You probably remember this video off the Origin games catalog back in the day.


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