Graphically, of course, most of the earlier Wing Commander
games don't compare so hot to today's graphics, but damn if they still aren't fun to play. Prophecy and Secret Ops, with the hi-def Game Mod
applied, still look pretty, IMO.
(Though, I suppose with the space combat sim genre dropping in the toilet since the end of the previous century, it's not like there's been much competition...
+1 on Master of Orion
, both 1 and 2 (of the third game we shall not speak)
. While their graphics have been surpassed by later works (particularly the first one), it's still trivially easy to get sucked into a multi-hour session and only later realize "aw, shit, I gotta get up for work in a few hours".
edited 3rd Nov '12 9:02:02 AM by Nohbody