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Wing Commander: The Secret Missions (DOS)

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Written by  :  WizardX (116)
Written on  :  Jun 09, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

The first add-on disk for the original Wing Commander

The Good

It gave us exactly what it promised - an all-new 16 mission WC campaign for half the price. Considering the first WC game ran from 18-23 missions, depending on how you performed, it was a great deal. Plus, it upped the difficulty over the slightly-too-easy original.

The Bad

They probably upped the difficulty TOO much. Even those of us who played the original two or three times through before getting this got killed many, many times trying to make it through it. I spent more than 2 weeks struggling through it. The Gwenhyvar mission is probably the most-feared WC mission ever. Also, they dumped the branching plot structure of the first - after the first couple missions, if you lost one, the game was over.

The Bottom Line

If you liked the original, you'll like this. If you come across the Kilrathi Saga CD, it's worth downloading from Origin.