Darkstation Plays: Wing Commander 4 Episode 5

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In this final episode for Wing Commander IV, Blair heads to Earth for a debate to stop Admiral Tolwyn's plans. One thing that really bothered me about this game is the sudden and uncaring disappearance of Catscratch. I mean, where the hell did he go? 

A few notes about this playthrough. I'm playing the version provided through Good Old Games. There are some audio issues that don't gert resolved later on, which means the cutscene volume is significantly lower than the gameplay. Also, it's not the most stable release. Some missions get difficult to finish because certain scripts don't trigger the first time. 

So...I ended up getting the bad ending for this playthrough, which I know happens if you side with Hawk and use the Flashpack against the Confed base. Not sure how I got it because I thought I was playing pretty evenly! Rather than end it all here on a dour note, here is the good ending (Catscratch is still missing!):

Librarian by day, Darkstation review editor by night. I've been playing video games since the days of the Commodore 64 and I have no interest in stopping now that I've made it this far.