Let me just start by saying that if you plan on playing this game for the story, get ready to be disappointed. The story is typical of a japanese made game, weird and nonsensical.
With that out of the way, the meat of the game is air combat and its pretty darn good. The feel of the controls are tight and dogfighting is intense and free flowing. The controls are easy to pick up after finishing the tutorials. You get a nice variety of weapons to choose from after you finish some missions and are able to buy them. You dont get the same variety of fighters as previous versions, but the key jet fighters are in there. YOu get your typical straight up dogfight missions, your escort missions and the more tedious and sometimes frustrating ground support missions.
The graphics are top notch and watching the replays of your missions is kind of fun. The music is dramatic but lame. You wingman and fellow aces throw out the typical banter over the radio comm.
Overall the game is fun and provides enough challenge and variety to keep you entertained. Once you forget about the ridiculous cut scenes of course.
Not as epic as the rest, but still worth a play...
posted by Videon07 (RIPLEY, TN) Nov 4, 2007
Member since Sep 2007
Well, like I said, it isn't that epic game where the orchetra blares out in the middle of the boss battle where you really feel you're fighting for the lives of millions and everything is just so crazy you wanna cry!!!......but it's beautiful and still the most fun flying game out there!
posted by IceMaster (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Nov 2, 2007
Member since Nov 2005
This game has to be the best 1 I have ever played. The storyline is great and so are the graphics. I never liked plane games till I played Ace combat zero and 5 but if I played over-g fighters then id hate it. Anyway the AI is noticably improved and so is your wingman. I have not tried online yet cuz of problems. But this is a MUST GET GAME!!!! BUY IT NOW!!