In my opinion the designers of this game got a lot of things right. Having first hand experience flying helicopters and also first hand experience in AH64's I can tell you that this game flies like a real helicopter although not like a real Apache. I've owned this game for 3 yrs. the down side to this game is that several of the Scenarios are un-winnable
and the ACFT does not make maneuvers that a real Apache can make easily and you can't select your weapons load but, other than that it's entertaining
posted by MetalJihad (ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL) Aug 15, 2013
Member since Jan 2009
This has got to be the worst game I've played since whatever that submarine game was called. The controls are terrible and hard to use. I truly believe it would be easier to fly an actual helicopter. I will admit that I only played the game for about 30 minutes, but that was because I got so frustrated with trying to fly the helicopter and shoot at the same time. Do yourself a favor and don't rent this game. How it gets a rating above a 3-4 is beyond me.
To the point:
I quit playing after failing the 5th mission, "sharks in the water" several times. True, I have little patience, especially for this type of absurdity. There seems to be a lack of difficulty balance, IMO. Also, you cannot upgrade or customize the helicopter and landing the thing is more difficult than it should be. You have to wait for a missile to find its target before firing off another which I found aggravating. I found myself NOT having fun and I really don't see the purpose in playing a game that I don't enjoy. Maybe the game gets better after the 5th mission, but I'll never know and don't care.