Critic & User Reviews
posted by Lordoftheshadow (MOUNT SHASTA, CA) Mar 16, 2013
Member since Dec 2012
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.
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.
posted by AlphaDog1977 (CULLMAN, AL) Jan 29, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
posted by dwebb (OAKLAND, CA) Nov 3, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
posted by catfan (LEDBETTER, KY) Jul 30, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
The game is well worth renting...
posted by racemy442 (DUBLIN, GA) Dec 15, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
posted by Hagar25 (DERIDDER, LA) Sep 16, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
Were R the jet based fighting sims 4 the PS3?
posted by bric6102 (PECKVILLE, PA) Jun 2, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
posted by MartyrMake (HOUSTON, TX) Apr 1, 2010
Member since Mar 2005
posted by timeshare (KISSIMMEE, FL) Nov 18, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
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.
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.
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
Other Game Developers Should Learn From This Game.
posted by rico08 (PLEASANT HILL, IA) Jun 25, 2009
Member since Oct 2008
Good WII flight game
posted by tank879 (MACUNGIE, PA) May 1, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
BEST FLYING GAME EVER
posted by NEMO77 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Jan 9, 2009
Member since Apr 2004
posted by laser1901 (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Nov 28, 2008
Member since Nov 2008
this game was terrible!~~
posted by cdicapo (SAINT MICHAEL, MN) Oct 24, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
posted by jboughto70 (VACAVILLE, CA) Oct 7, 2008
Member since Jul 2008
posted by gr2007 (FORT WAYNE, IN) Oct 2, 2008
Member since Dec 2006
posted by jafo15 (ALTOONA, PA) Sep 23, 2008
Member since Jul 2008
posted by Sactown916 (CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA) Sep 2, 2008
Member since Aug 2008
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
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
It's good but not really
posted by Garfinkel (NEW PALTZ, NY) Aug 22, 2008
Member since Jun 2008