Single player is boring, multiplayer is fun for about 10min and then is just plain repeitive...okay graphics for a so called next gen game...Idea of this game great, but presentation is awful...Cant change the controls to simulation style either, only arcade style...
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This game is just plain dull. The only good thing about it is how horribly bad it is, like a Uwe Boll movie. I can't in good conscience give it less than a 4, only because it at least works in my 360 and plays kinda like a videogame. Let me go into some detail here:
The first thing I noticed was how bad the American redneck mechanic was stereotyped. As the game progressed, it only got worse. All of the pilots spoke English with their respective accents (British, French, German, Japanese, and Hillbilly) which doesn't make a great deal of sense, does it? The dialog itself was just plain awful. They said stuff like "How rong tir the generator is operationar" (in a horrible Japanese stereotypical accent), and anytime you shoot a German pilot you get some nonsense like "Der Fuhrer will not be pleased" or "Oh no! Shot by an American". To top it off, it seems like they only had maybe 3 or 4 guys doing ALL of the voices, or better described as their "impressions". Awful... just awful.
Now, horrible voice acting by itself does not break a game (even though I must give props to how awesomely bad this was). The missions were all fairly easy leading up to the "what the heck am I supposed to do here?" stage of Rabaul. I must've replayed that stage 30 times before I beat it, and looking at message boards seems to indicate that most other players did, too. The stages after it were all easy again.
Each mission gives you a 1 to 5 star rating, with a 5 being Ace, which also rewards you with a medal. Getting an Ace on every mission nets you an achievement, and getting all medals gets another. Why two separate achievements for doing the same thing? Who knows... all of the achievements in this game are half-baked like that, and all require you to beat the game. Add to that the bombing mission, where the controls for the turrets are the OPPOSITE of your flight controls, and you have a game that, overall, wasn't very well thought out. It just plain wasn't any good.
I think most people are right about this game the history base parts is not even close in some areas. And there is some missions that are plan stupid. "flying in a sand storm" Graphics are standard xbox quality. It's not all bad the flying controls are not that hard to master and can be a lot of fun. Multi player is good also. Ok to rent, but don't make the mistake and go out and buy it!!