Video Game: X-Wing Alliance
A Star Wars
space fighter sim released for the PC in 1999 by LucasArts
and Tie Fighter
had covered epic campaigns, their successor X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
had initially not included a campaign at all, and when was put in place for the expansion, it was deliberately set in an out-of-the-way part of the galaxy to avoid impinging on the main events of the film trilogy. It was not until now that LucasArts decided to once more cover the epic storyline, now from a different angle.
There's No Campaign for the Wicked
as you play only as the character Ace Azzameen, halting the AFGNCAAP
attitude of the previous games (the X-Wing and TIE Fighter protagonists were named, but only in the manual). Ace is the youngest scion of the Azzameen family of traders, some of whose members are sympathetic to the Rebel Alliance. Their enemies are the Viraxo family, who similarly have ties with the Empire. Your father has decided you're old enough to stop laying in sims and start helping out with the family business, sending you on training and trade missions under the watchful eyes of your siblings (neatly shoehorning in the tutorial), but soon the Galactic Civil War starts impinging. Though your father tries to keep the family neutral, the Azzameens end up getting dragged into the war, their home station is taken by the Empire, and Ace joins the Rebels as a starfighter pilot.
The rest of the campaign consists of battles mostly with ties to the film trilogy or at least the Expanded Universe
, with the occasional family mission. It culminates in the Battle of Endor, at which you fly the Millennium Falcon
allowed a far greater range of craft to be piloted than previous games, especially X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter
, and had an extensive multiplayer mode.
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