Let’s Play TIE Fighter – Entry 25 – Save The Emperor! Again…and Yet Again!

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series TIE Fighter Review

Stop Shooting at Me! I'm TRYING to Save You!

Stop Shooting at Me! I’m TRYING to Save You!

Games like TIE Fighter have been criticized by some to be too puzzle-like. While this is more true for X-Wing, it’s not something I consciously noticed TOO much in TIE Fighter…until you get to a mission like this. SEVERAL times I failed in this mission to save the kidnapped Emperor from the hands of Zaarin’s traitors, until I finally figured out the right combination of tasks to win the mission. It was insanely frustrating, but it’s not surprising as it’s the last mission in the final campaign of the base game before the expansion content, so it’s likely not meant to be that easy. Still, COME ON. Sigh. Anyway, join me on the mission:

Tour of Duty VII: Treachery at Ottega – Mission 5: Save the Emperor

Over and over again. ;) Thanks for watching, and enjoy!


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Let’s Play TIE Fighter – Entry 24 – FINALLY The TIE Defender…

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series TIE Fighter Review

It's Super Weird Flying AGAINST Gunboats...

It’s Super Weird Flying AGAINST Gunboats…

Hello friends, and welcome to my continuing coverage of TIE Fighter! In this installment, we fly the TIE Advanced on a mission to further cripple the treacherous Admiral Zaarin. Then, we find that a plot is unfolding in which the Emperor is in danger! In the next mission, Darth Vader himself joins me for our first mission in a TIE Defender (one of my favorite fighters in any space game ever) in order to make our way back to Coruscant and defend the Emperor’s life. Join me as I fly through these two missions:

Tour of Duty VII: Treachery at Ottega – Mission 3: Retribution
Tour of Duty VII: Treachery at Ottega – Mission 4: TIE Defender

I hope you enjoy these missions, and thank you for watching. :)


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Let’s Play TIE Fighter – Entry 22 – Some False Starts…

This entry is part 22 of 25 in the series TIE Fighter Review

It So is Not Your Lucky Day...

It So is Not Your Lucky Day…

It seems to be a pattern now…fail once at the mission, then succeed at it brilliantly. I wonder if this speaks to my rustiness as a pilot or to the puzzleness of the gameplay. Regardless, this time I fail TWICE before succeeding quite brilliantly, but this one is a big nail biter…well, it was for me at least. Join me as I eventually complete the mission:

Tour of Duty VI: Arms race – Mission 4: Punitive Raid

Where they put me in a freaking Assault Gunboat. AGAIN. Can we just get to the mutherfrakking TIE Defenders already, please?


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Let’s Play TIE Fighter – Entry 21 – What a Weird Dang Mission…

This entry is part 21 of 25 in the series TIE Fighter Review

Lasers Be Flyin'!

Lasers Be Flyin’!

Hey folks, welcome to the latest installment in my Let’s Play TIE Fighter series. This time we’re in an Assault Gunboat (ugh) on an ESCORT MISSION (double ugh!!) that kinda goes batcrap all over the place. It’s a wacky one, to be sure, and like many missions, I have to fail it before succeeding at it. Please join me as I fly:

Tour of Duty VI: Arms Race – Mission 3: Convoy Escort

And thanks as always for watching. :)


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SGJ Podcast #48: Drowning in Immersion



Hey folks, welcome to the latest episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast. I apologize for getting this up so late, as Jim sent it to me days ago, but I had the busiest weekend ever, so I didn’t really have time to put it up until now. I also don’t have time to do the detailed show notes this week either (I might have to pair those down in general since they take an awful long time sometimes). :( On a happier note, Jim and I talk about a lot of awesome stuff, like news, games we’re playing and immersion in video games, based on our own experiences plus those you — our awesome readers — shared with us. It made for a great discussion, and we hope you enjoy it. :)

As always, you can leave comments below, or contact us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com if you’d like to contact us directly. Also, while I’m thinking of it, we’re thinking of doing some kind of write-in show, so hey, write us with questions you have and we’ll answer ‘em on a future show. ;) Thanks for listening, as always folks! :)

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Don’t Worry, This Site Isn’t Being Changed to Jumpgate Junkie… ;)

This Has Taken Up the Bulk of My Time Lately...

This Has Taken Up the Bulk of My Time Lately…

I have a confession to make. There are a lot of other games I could’ve been playing for this blog, whether it’s toying the sublime Elite: Dangerous alpha or visiting an old friend in Star Wars: TIE Fighter, there’s no shortage of great games to discuss.

Yet all I’ve basically been playing — besides a Skyrim break now and then — is Jumpgate.

Click On to Learn of My Shame…


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