It’s time once again to revisit the original Playstation, a treasure trove of memorable titles that lead the brand to global fame and popularity. However, its competition, the divisive N64, managed to hold its own with some of the most universally beloved titles of all time. What the N64 lacked in quantity it made up for in quality, producing two of the finest Zelda games ever released, a superb 3D reimagining of the Mario platforming experience, and the first of Nintendo’s ace-in-the-hole fighting series, Super Smash Bros. That being said, the console was a near wasteland for third party titles, save for a few notable examples. And my list of those selections begins and ends with Star Wars: Rogue Squadron.
Now, I looove me some Rogue Squadron, but I’m not ultimately here to discuss its brilliance or weep over the lack of a fourth installment. No, I’m going to talk about Colony Wars, a game exclusively for Playstation that has no connection to the Star Wars franchise. Why did I give a perhaps needlessly lengthy introduction to Rogue Squadron, then? Maybe because Colony Wars serves as a similar but distinctive alternative to the game I loved ever so much. And thus, even if the game wasn’t in my perhaps narrow field of knowledge before roughly three or four months ago, I thought I’d spend the evening discussing it in an objective, non-nostalgic manner.