posted by LongshotUSA (RANCHO CORDOVA, CA) Jun 25, 2014
Member since Jan 2012
I have played multiple ace combat games, most of them being pretty good. With number six being my favorite this one was one of the few that were the worst I was very disappointed with the campaign and online gameplay. while the graphics were good the storyline and ranking system were not. Once in an online match it was almost impossible to stay alive more than three minutes. And just as impossible to find a match.
With that said, three of the planes were so overpowered that anyone one who was low rank and inexperienced would die before they were even able to get a shot off. the same thing with the DSM or ASM systems being impossible to use on online play. In the campaign these are effective for attacking enemy planes and ground units. but online they leave you vulnerable to attack from outside players. As for the weaponry, this was drastically cut down to only two types of weapons per plane and three for one plane that imitated the look of the main antagonist of the campaign. This was a drastic fail compared to Ace combat 6. I will not be playing this again.
For the most part, this is your standard ace combat title. The exceptions being the dfm system, which puts you on the tail of an enemy in a rail shooter type mode, and the missions which require you to fly a helicopter rather than a plane. The storyline as well is now based in a less fictitious world, using recognizable countries and so forth. As a fan of the ace combat series since its inception on the ps1, i was only slightly disappointed with the changes, while those new to the franchise should have a decent enough time playing.