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Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4416)
Written on  :  Jan 20, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Horribly less appealing than the original.

The Good

The original Thexder used to be one of my all-time favorite games on the XT (read my review). However, its sequel, Firehawk, is not nearly as appealing. The graphics are somewhat improved and the engine is only the slightest bit faster, but...

The Bad

The great music (even on PC Speaker) of the first game is gone, sound effects are even worse, game design and levels aren't very interesting and the controls are somehow less intuitive than in the first. Subjectively, I can hoenstly say that it's not nearly as fun to play as the original.

The Bottom Line

A lame sequel to a true classic. I simply don't understand this myself.