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I miss games like X-Wing and TIE Fighter

Discussion in 'Games' started by Darth Balls, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. DarthCane

    DarthCane Jedi Master star 4

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    May 30, 2002
    It's been probably over a decade since I've played X-wing, but for some reason I'd like to say I sicced my wingmen on the TIE Fighters. When I was still learning the ropes of that mission I had a couple of fails related to them getting in the way (one got right between me and a dupe, and ended up getting a proton torp up his tail). I don't recall getting overly creative with wingmen - generally I just sicced them on things. Basically the key was to get to the dupes as fast as possible and then drop them with one torp apiece. If you have a good turn of speed and are good at evasive maneuvers, the escort eyeballs don't get many hits in.
     
  2. Aragorn327

    Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 20, 2001
    Believe there was a feud between LA and Totally Games, which killed the series and has been the reason for no rereleases.
     
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  3. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Woah! I had no idea about this. Big bummer. Maybe someday...
     
  4. Shtormtrooper

    Shtormtrooper Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 18, 2013
    I was horrified to see a lack of these games on Steam; I will admit, I passionately dislike Star Wars Lego. On the box it says one of the best Star Wars games ever! Disagree - on the basis that games like Tie Fighter, X Wing and Dark Forces exist.
     
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  5. Wildstar02301

    Wildstar02301 Jedi Master star 4

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    Aug 7, 2003
    Funny that this thread was posted in about this time frame, as X-Wing was originally released 20 years ago this past week. As a history lesson, almost immediately after the release, Peter Simmons formed what became known as the Rebel Alliance on the FSCOMBAT forum of the CompuServe Information Service; the squadrons of that Rebel Alliance are thought to be the first computer gaming clans. :D
     
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  6. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    Mar 9, 2002
    It would have been great if they had done a 20th anniversary special edition release or event to celebrate the legacy of the series.
     
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  7. TheProtocol

    TheProtocol Jedi Knight star 2

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    Nov 2, 2012
    I've never played them but I hope we get some now that Disney bankroll these projects.
     
  8. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 3, 2012
    I miss that time period STAR WARS-wise. I knew a guy who seemed to be on the cutting edge of all things computer in the pre-Windows 95 early '90s before the internet and home computers went mainstream (he also had the new hardcovers of the Timothy Zahn books) and that was my introduction to the world of bbs, downloading sound files, and games like X-Wing, Wolfenstein, and Leisure Suit Larry. Playing X-Wing felt like watching more of a STAR WARS movie as if it had always been there, almost like dreams I use to have. The replay feature from different angles just blew me away.
     
  9. reagan64

    reagan64 Jedi Master star 3

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    Feb 26, 2006
    I don't know about X-Wing, but in TIE Fighter you can complete the first several missions almost entirely by using wingman commands rather than your own guns. That's one of the things I really love about the game, you actually feel like you're a piece of a larger battle rather than superhero who can and must do everything himself.
     
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  10. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 18, 2012
    No because it would go and mess up there ban of releasing good stuff.
     
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