What they did with Starflight and on 2X 5,1/4 floppy disks, its awesomeness can never be matched. I got immersed and lost in that game for months if not years. So much to explore, plot and chart.
EA hold the rights for it and it was recentyl re released on GOG. Was only $5.
Yep! I snatched it up on GOG right away! I also found the Sega Genesis version for a couple $ on ebay last year. Tis an excellent, enhanced port.
Ah, I miss that game. I'm surprised no modern equivalent has taken its place. Sure, you can explore places in a space sim and pick up salvage to upgrade your ship, but you can't land on a planet and dig through ancient ruins. Hmmmm, I guess STO would be like that if it were a single player game instead of an MMO.
Then there was a large gap since my computer was junk and I was just a kid. By the time I got back into things, I was all the way up to:
Wing Commander series
Loved MW2 and MW2 Mercenaries
LOVED WC 1 - 4 (IMO, WC3 was amazing back in it's day) WC5 was okay. Loved Privateer too (same universe).
I really wish EA hadn't gutted Origin Systems as I think were they still around we could have had an MMO set in the WC/Privateer universe; and would have to worry about comment like "There's too much derstruction and blowing up of enemy ships without giving them a chance to surrender..."