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Wing Commander: Privateer (DOS)

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Written by  :  Jesse French (2)
Written on  :  Nov 17, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Total Freedom! Choose your career. Make your own destiny.

The Good

The freedom to do what I want, when I want, the way I want, and for as long as I want to! If I want to be a pirate... I can. If I want to be a merchant... I can. If I want to be a mercenary... I can. And so on. The only thing I don't understand is why they haven't re-made this game with better graphics and why Privateer II was such a step backward. If they has stuck with this same game and just improved the graphics... they would have had a sure-fire winner.

The Bad

The graphics are very old. I think they call it a 2.5D game engine instead of a 3D flight engine like most modern games of it's genre. If you can look past this though... it has unlimited enjoyable game play.

The Bottom Line

Space Sim that puts you in the role of fortune seeker. Though there is a core story, you are free to take the life of a merchant, mercenary, smuggler, pirate, military employee and more.