posted by Slade_Raccoon (LAKELAND, FL) Dec 21, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
I tend to ignore user reviews because I've found some real gems that other people hated, but in this one instance, I really should have listened. I have always loved the Ace Combat series, even the ones that were on the PSP that were a slight departure from what I had come to expect. In this case, however, it was so far from what I was used to that I was immediately turned off, but I persisted. I was sure that underneath all the strange, new mechanics, the game would start to shine.
I hated the controls, foremost. It felt like I was fighting to make the plane do the things I had come to expect. Like trying to roll through the air to follow an enemy while the controls were trying to auto-level the plane. I thought having flight assist off would let me do that, but apparently not.
I didn't mind the extras in the game, such as being the gunner on the chopper or on the AC-130. It helped to break up the monotony. It was just everything else. And the story, especially. When I was part of the Demons of Razgriz, I felt like I was part of something. This left me feeling like I was just an observer, watching everything unfold.
Well to begin with i've been an Ace Combat fan since Ace Combat:Electrosphere on PS2. I had went to the local Wal-mart @ 12am just to get it as soon as possible! Low & behold......Ace Combat: Assault Horizon was very bad! I don't mind change,but this was lame! Gone are the days of free flight air combat! I could go on about how this game is a flop to the most hardcore Ace fans like myself. Namco you broke my heart!
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I think tetris is about par with my enjoyment of this game.
Ive loved ace combat for years. The nice story lines and the fun combat, butt this just killed it.
Its the first ace cobat game I coudn't complete. Dispite wanting to rush through the other missions to fly a plane and the plane parts was a nice add on, the combat itself was poor at best. Constantly haveing to dog fight to kill opponents and constantly being engaged in a dog fight by opponents who at times took days to get off your six. You also could fire 50 missles and hit nothing but air as the enemy fighters turn on a dime at 600mph. The game took away from being a pilot and turned it to another arcade game. They say if it ain't broke don't fix it. So now that it is broke. I just hope they fix it.
Or im just gonna stick to tetris for my arcade game.