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GF Rating
6.4

2326 ratings

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GF Rating
3

Bad

BAD

posted by ML72 (SPARTA, WI) Nov 23, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this game sucks the only good thing about this game is the helicopter.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Not very good

posted by jpwolf (PLANO, TX) Apr 17, 2012

Member since Feb 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have to admit that it has been awhile since I played an Ace Combat game. It was not what I was expecting, but better than the standard flight sim games that I do not care for. I found it to be repetitive, and quite frankly, not very good. Get ready to hear "Locked On" alot, and then the enemy chaff's and you miss. This is probably normal, but I didn't expect this scenario to repeat every 12 seconds.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

it's okay, but it really doesn't feel like A.C.

posted by strider0075 (AUBURN, WA) Feb 1, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ok, when i first saw the demos of this game i thought 'cool, Ace combat is back'. Then i saw they were adding helicopters, again i'm thinking 'this game is going to rock.' But, i'm six missions into this game and have to ask, WTH namco? The aerial combat is still solid, but i've noted three key problems with this game.

One, the DFM, the game relies way too much on it. If you try to play it like you would play the other games you can shoot down some of the non TGT enemies, but the TGT's are more or less invulnerable with infinite flares unless you go into DFM. They pretty much won't allow you to just dogfight like normal.

Two, the aforementioned problem wouldn't be so bad if your wingmen would actually did something, you spend 90% of the time flying evasive against up to four bogeys/missiles and that's normal, now multiply the difficulty by 100 when your in DFM, on a rail, AND you get 4 missiles on your 6. You'd think having so many wingmen would mean you would have a decent amount of protection while going in for the kill. But no, the wingmen just fly around getting killed or circling, leaving ALL the bogey's and missiles for you to fight more or less by yourself.

Three, the helos, is there not one game out there that can make attack choppers fun to fly. well i definitely know that this game doesn't, the controls are almost impossible especially when dealing with multiple enemies in multiple directions. switching to 3rd person mode helps by taking out the lag in chopper rotation. But the targets are still hard to hit unless they are cars or tanks, hitting people in zoom mode is not impossible but be ready to hit the auto evade buttons ALOT while your trying to line up the shots.

The core concepts of the game, flight, aerial combat, complex mission scenarios are still solid, and it's still fun to play. But i'm afraid these three problems i mentioned take ALOT away from what could've been a great game. So, sorry, namco this game only gets 5 out of 10 fro

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