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GF Rating
6.0

2543 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Mission Impossible

posted by keefter (DAYTON, OH) Apr 30, 2008

Member since Nov 2007

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I was very disappointed with this one.
No complaints about the graphics or the scenarios, but Dam it did they have to make it so hard to complete the missions?
I am a pretty seasoned player, I cant get past the stupid airship on mission 3.
This one gets sent back well before it should because it is simply too frustrating.

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GF Rating
7

Good

There are very few flying games on the 360, which

posted by Tomeeboy (SPRINGBORO, OH) Oct 8, 2007

Member since Oct 2004

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

There are very few flying games on the 360, which makes it a little hard to come up with a comparative review for Blazing Angels 2. Ever since playing Crimson Skies on the original Xbox, I've been waiting for another great arcade flyer. While this doesn't quite stack up to CS, it is still a good flying game.

The game is much better than the first Blazing Angels, so that is a major plus. The graphics are decent, but the framerate can sometimes get choppy when there are lots of enemies and smoke on the screen. More often than not, though, the game is running smooth.

The audio is well done and includes some nice voice acting during cut scenes and in-flight radio chatter. It would have been nice if they had gone the extra step and added voiceovers to the 18 mission breifings, but it's okay the way it is.

Gameplay is generally fun, especially later in the game when you get the firepower to back up your elite flying skills. Various upgrades to your weapons, planes, and even wingmen can be purchased between levels using prestige points; gained from shooting down enemies, completing objectives, and performing stunts. The controls are good, but can seem a bit unreliable when attempting dangerous manuevers. Overall, though, that won't be an issue. There's also enough variation in the missions to keep you from getting bored.

One very unfortunate aspect of the game is the online multiplayer. Not because it's bad, but because nobody seems to play it online. A great deal of replay value is potentially lost here if this doesn't change down the road. If you have friends with the game, then co-op over Xbox Live will probably be one of your favorite features.

In short, this isn't the best flying game ever, but it was surely good enough to play through once and try out the multiplayer. Worth a rent if you crave aeriel combat, and might just be worth owning if more people start playing online. If this is an idication of how the series will improve, I can't wait for BA3!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Blazing Angels 2

posted by LinusMax (GLEN ROCK, PA) Oct 7, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

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

I liked this game. The only problem I have with it...if you don't make it all the way through the level and you have to stop for some reason, you have to start that level all over again. The game does allow you to view from the control panel, or outside the plane while you fly which is a nice option. I would have liked an easy, medium, hard option. I tend to go the easier levels until I get the hang of a game. Aside from those issues, I really enjoyed plaing this game.

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