Well, in some ways that is true. In other ways it ripped glaring contradictions into the story. For example, in the movie Bossman died before Blair ever met him. In the game, Blair and Bossman flew quite a few missions together and became friends. In the movie, Paladin was already in special ops when Blair came to the Tiger's Claw. In the games, that didn't happen 'till WC2, Paladin was a pilot aboard the Claw in WC1. In the game, Rapiers are not jump capable, in the movie they are. In the movie, Hunter and Blair don't get along. In the game, they are friends and take out a Kilrathi station together. In the movie, Knight dies very early in Blair's career. In the game, he is still their in the second secret missions part. That is not to mention that the Tiger's Claw looks different, there was a total re-visioning of the universe, etc. I could go on.
I know some people who would fight me to the deat h on this, but it I think the movie was more of a re-visioning of the game universe than a coherent part of the game universe. Nothing wrong with that in principle, it just gets sticky if you try to make the two stick together.