Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (Game/N64)
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  • The gameplay was really good, among the best of the science fiction based flight combat games
  • The controls for the flight were amazing, offering up movement that was tight and responsive, though not overly twitchy, which can be an issue with these kinds of games

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      Flight based games have seen a huge decline in recent times. While the long running Ace Combat series seems to be moving along just fine (albeit slower than it used to), and new franchises like HAWX bringing mediocre flight gameplay to the masses, the vast majority of the former strong flight game genre is long past its prime. There used to be all kinds of flight based games, taking place either in real planes fighting battles over cities, or in space ships fighting other space ships in space, and everything in between. there was absolutely no shortage of flight based games regardless of what kind of combat you wanted to play. Among the very based of flight based games of the 90s was Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for the Nintendo 64. While many of the console Star Wars games tended to be really bad, RS bucks that trend with its incredibly easy to pick up flight controls, and huge amount

      of Star Wars based ships to fly around. the story is pretty typical Star Wars fare, and nothing that ever really sees much focus or really makes you want to write home about. The gameplay was quick and tight, offering up fast paced flight combat action in more ships than you could possibly want. The general look and feel of the game was all Star Wars, as many of the places in the game were taken right out of the classic movies. Rogue Squadron is a shining example of how well a fantasy flight based combat game could be made, and how much fun it could be to play.

      The gameplay was really good, among the best of the science fiction based flight combat games. The ships all had very distinct feels to them, from the iconic X-Wing to the legendary Millennium Falcon, so you could play through the same level many different ways using different ships that played differently. The ...


      • controls for the flight were amazing, offering up movement that was tight and responsive, though not overly twitchy, which can be an issue with these kinds of games. The combat, as a result, was a lot of fun regardless of whether you were over one of the famous planets from the movies, or out in space protecting larger ships from attack. The weaponry worked well, and coupled with the great controls, they could be used with great accuracy and were a lot of fun.

        The story in this game is mostly forgettable. It is the typical Star Wars kind of story, with the evil empire trying to make moves across the universe, and the player being tasked with keeping them at bay. While not a story that will ever make you want to turn the game off, it certainly won’t be among the reasons you’ll be turning it on either.

        From top to bottom, the game just screams Star Wars. Even with

        the limited technology of the day, the developers really nailed the look of nearly every ship that was designed into the game. The environments got the same treatment as well, with the different planets all having a distinct, and distinctly Star Wars feel to them. One of the biggest issues with Star Wars games has always been the transition from concept to game without losing a lot of that typical Star Wars flavor, but in the case of Rogue Squadron, that flavor makes the transition nicely.

        Flight games back in the day used to take on many different flavors. There seemed to be a flight game for every taste, and as a person who liked the genre in general, they were all good for me. Rogue Squadron, however, stands as one of my favorites from that era, and this is mostly because of how well the controls worked, and how well the Star Wars theme was portrayed. Truly a fun game from a bygone era.




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