Critic & User Reviews
posted by catfan (LEDBETTER, KY) Jul 30, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
posted by MartyrMake (HOUSTON, TX) Apr 1, 2010
Member since Mar 2005
this game was terrible!~~
posted by cdicapo (SAINT MICHAEL, MN) Oct 24, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
Not a simulator
posted by paisano (SPRING, TX) Dec 20, 2007
Member since Feb 2005
posted by dwebb (OAKLAND, CA) Nov 3, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
posted by BifMcGee (HUNTSVILLE, AL) Jul 20, 2009
Member since Sep 2007
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
It's a shame, because if the controls were on par with other flight sims out there, I think this could have been a really good game. As it is, I sent the game back the very next day.
posted by algaidaman (NEWARK, DE) Apr 2, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
I'm a big fan of game play, so if the graphics aren't all that good, I'll be happy if the game were fun.
Well, I'm sorry to report that this game is neither fun, nor graphically pleasing . . . sorry
Were R the jet based fighting sims 4 the PS3?
posted by bric6102 (PECKVILLE, PA) Jun 2, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
Blazing Angel 2
posted by 19751975 (CHARLOTTE, NC) Aug 29, 2008
Member since Nov 2007
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
How bout a real flyer
posted by Foxxbatt (EASTSOUND, WA) Feb 22, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
posted by Stevenblog (NEWARK, DE) Feb 12, 2008
Member since Dec 2007
BA2 Takes Boredom To New Heights
posted by REVJR1 (ROANOKE, VA) Jan 30, 2008
Member since Jul 2007
3 out of 7 gamers (43%) found this review helpful
The sad truth is that BA2 is just plain dull. Certainly, the game offers a broad assortment of mission locales (as did BA1), and can't be faulted for length. I don't have any complaints with the control schematics, either. But there's simply no punch to the game, no adrenaline rush, no scenes that make you jump in your seat. You move on to the next mission out of mild curiosity but not from eager anticipation. The screen is always cluttered with icons, hints, instructions, etc (yes, you can adjust these to an extent). Your squadmates, in addition to their inane babbling which sounds like it's being read right off the page, do little good for you, either.
It feels like a rushed title. What those of us need who are still waiting for the perfect WWII fighter game is for an Ace Combat-esque producer to lend some style, flair, and truly PS3-worthy graphics to the effort.
Only a Slight Improvement to the Original
posted by Riotcraft (FRIENDSWOOD, TX) Mar 3, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
For a game that's all about secret and prototype planes of WW2 with a jet engine aircraft on the cover, they sure don't give you enough opportunities to use these planes. In fact, most of the ones they do give you are in fact propeller based plans that function no different from the standard propeller planes you use for half of the campaign anyways. There are most certainly not enough missions that give you jet engine aircraft to use and some of the missions which do give the option are not suitable to be using a jet engine fighter like say on a bombing focused mission. It's very disappointing in that regard.
The story is pretty abysmal, with fictional missions and comic book style cutscene panels with people who are clearly developers dressed up for still images and with ear-grating voice actors to go along with them.
The missions are pretty standard and don't differ much from the original. In that respect, the missions are still the best part of the game and the missions are much improved over the original, too. You won't have any annoying "fly through a sandstorm using the radio to locate a base" missions or "fly through a narrow canyon sideways while engaging enemy fighters and dodging obstacles at the same time" missions. Though there is a canyon mission, it's much more wide open and bearable than the original.
All told, it's a below average arcade flight game, but there's still enjoyment to be had.
Not my style
posted by pucker (ESCONDIDO, CA) Jul 10, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
I felt that the storyline interludes were a bit chessy. The really positive thing I found was once you get the all the planes, there are sooo many of them. Made the game a bit more interesting and enjoyable.
I wouldn't buy it...thats why you gotta love gamefly
posted by laser1901 (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Nov 28, 2008
Member since Nov 2008
posted by gr2007 (FORT WAYNE, IN) Oct 2, 2008
Member since Dec 2006
same as part one
posted by McSquire56 (HOUSTON, TX) Nov 29, 2007
Member since May 2007
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Other Game Developers Should Learn From This Game.
posted by rico08 (PLEASANT HILL, IA) Jun 25, 2009
Member since Oct 2008
Better Than the First
posted by sturgill90 (PENNINGTON GAP, VA) May 7, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Fun, but I didn't like it.
posted by Deafguy (MIAMI, FL) May 6, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
First off, the controls are hard to master, I tried several configurations and just couldn't quite master them. I never got past the first part where you have to do 10 stunts - I got as far as 7 done, but it's just too difficult to get it right, and if you crash you go back to the very beginning of the stunt set and have to do it over again.. after 15 attempts I got frustrated and gave up. If they would have a checkpoint after each accomplishment maybe that would be better, so I could try again on the last stunt from the last point.. but otherwise when the tutorial stage is just downright frustrating and I just cannot master it, it is time to ship the game back.
They don't have a difficulty level setting so, it's all the same difficulty, which also sucks.
So, overall I give it a 6 - I give it a perfect 10 for graphics and visual, and the fact it has subtitles, but I end up giving it a 6 because the game play sucks, at least for me..
I could not see exactly where my flight path was going (maybe I should have tried it in first person view, I dunno, I was in third person camera) and the plane did not respond well enough to my reaction times, so I ended up crashing a lot, and then have to start all over to do the same 10 stunts all over again, which was just entirely too frustrating.
Oh well. I think the game would be awesome if you can master the controls, but otherwise, if you have a hard time with precision on controls (I.E. if you only play FPS games on the easy or beginner level) , You probably wont get the hang of this one either.
Mind Candy for those that like Flyers
posted by Darwin67 (LYNNWOOD, WA) Apr 29, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
What can you expect? A flying game that provides unique planes, missions, and flying conditions. They've scaled back from the first game in that the plot is lame, the chatter even MORE annoying (I didn't think that possible!), and the graphics are not as good. With all that said, it's not as bad as it may sound. It's a good filler game to play as you wait on something truly exceptional. I enjoy pushing the planes to their limit, and the added bonus buy on's are pretty cool as well.
Not worth buying, but certainly worth a peek.
posted by Juhasz (BOISE, ID) Nov 18, 2007
Member since Nov 2007
2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Controls nearly ruin it, still a good game.
posted by C4pta1n1 (LIBERTYVILLE, IL) Apr 25, 2012
Member since Jan 2011
The main problem is that the R3 stick is your speed control (up = faster, down = brake, not like a throttle) as well as your rudder control.
Unfortunately there are intense sequences where you may want to use the rudder and brake which is very difficult as you have to find the perfect diagonal position to brake and rudder-turn simultaneously. You get used to it over time, but it's rather infuriating.
What's more infuriating is they waste the perfect rudder buttons (R1 and L1) on extra lock on and weapon buttons! (R2 and L2 are primary weapon and lock-on target, respectively, R1 and L1 are secondary weapon and lock on objective, respectively.)
Other than that it's a fun game with plane customization, intense dog-fighting, and a plethora of almost painfully corny dialog. All in all, worth a rent, I'd probably buy it if I saw it for less than $10 in a used games bin.
The game is well worth renting...
posted by racemy442 (DUBLIN, GA) Dec 15, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
Addicting and fun, but not the best.
posted by pepsidp (WALTHAM, MA) Oct 6, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
With the exception of those things, it's an enjoyable game. Unlike most flight simulators, you didn't have to worry about the small stuff (stalling, flaps, etc) which made the game overall easier and the gameplay graphics were smooth. Definately something to rent.