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Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Not Rentable
GF Rating
7.7

1313 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

This Is Worth The Rent

posted by Nameless (SAN JOSE, CA) May 5, 2006

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Member since Apr 2005

20 out of 25 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

Ace Combat Zero is a good fun game but they went back to the boring way they tell the story. They made it the same as Ace Combat 4. It's not a deep story like in Ace Combat 5. There's not much cut scenes and there's only a few new aircraft compared to the last game. The game play is the same and so are the graphics. So there isn't alot of progress. But aside from that it's fun and new story. Depended on how you play the missions your either a mercenary, soldier, or knight. Your also awarded medals and there's alot of different colors scheme's for the planes. If your a fan of the series you will probably be a little disappointed but it's still worth renting. If you haven't played any game from the series before your in for a treat. If your still skeptical play Ace Combat 5 I recommend it over this one 100%.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Ace Zero is good, but Ace 5 is better.

posted by lazeeboy (CLARKESVILLE, GA) May 1, 2006

Member since Jan 2006

15 out of 19 gamers (79%) found this review helpful

Short and sweet: Just play Ace Combat 5 if you aren't a pretty big fan of the series. The two games are very nearly identical in terms of gameplay and graphics, but Ace 5 had a much better story.

They did add an Ace Style section to your menu, which allows you to see medals you've won, rival aces that you've shot down, and some stats about yourself.

The best addition to Ace Zero is the Rival Aces feature, but even that boils down to little more than having to fight 2-4 harder-than-usual enemies.

I'd say Ace 5 is definitely the better of the two, and I wouldn't recommend buying Ace Zero unless you're a big fan of the series. (It's a worthwhile rental, though!)

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GF Rating
7

Good

Pretty much the same old same old

posted by SgtFury87 (FAIRFAX, VA) Apr 27, 2006

Member since Jun 2005

17 out of 27 gamers (63%) found this review helpful

When I firt popped this game into my PS, I thought "heck yeah, another in a great series". I've owned every one in the series and have always been happy with the steady improvement that each new one represents. But this time around its merely a continuation of the last one with nothing really new to speak of. There are minor changes, like the Ace rating system and the ability to choose between wasting a wounded jet or not, but other than that, its basically the same old same old. If you are an avid fan of the series like I am (I still play all of them) I'd say go ahead and buy it AFTER the price comes down, but other than that, its a good rental, easily beaten in a relatively short amount of time. Some things are better, like your wingman actually DOES help this time around, but no stunning new jets, no breathtaking graphics, just the occassional frustrating level, same weapons (the rocket launchers are STILL useless), control, and somewhat improved AI.
Happy Hunting

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