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GF Rating
6.1

1998 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Buggy arcade style game with a generic storyline

posted by Threxx (COLLIERVILLE, TN) Feb 6, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

2 out of 9 gamers (22%) found this review helpful

Lots of issues with this game...
Bugs? Well, it flat out locked up on me once.
Also, this might be Sony's fault but on certain PS3 software update revisions (I think 1.3 until 1.5 where it seems to be have been fixed) the voices during flight do not work, forcing you to read the text on the screen which is nearly impossible to do during some battle sequences. (Work around for this bug for those who are experiencing it, is to set your PS3 to display at 720p by default before starting up the game, even though the game displays at 720p anyway, this fixes the voice problem).
And also buggy because it was ported over inefficiently to the point that if you fly through an area with a lot of smoke in the air, the game gets REALLY choppy. This should NOT be hard for the PS3 to render but it is for some reason, and I'm about 99% sure it's just a sloppy job of porting.

And what's with the enemies I'm dog fighting going off into areas that are "outside of the battle area"? They aren't retreating, I'm still expected to kill them, and yet if I follow them I get sucked into this long drawn out turn around sequence because I went outside of the boundaries of the battle field.

Gameplay is OK if you have no desire to fly a realistic plane, or no idea how flight physics work, but everything from the acceleration and deceleration characteristics to basic dogfighting moves ranges from extremely fake/corny to impossible. If this gives you any idea, the planes never stall until they hit a certain max ceiling of around (by my guess) 4000 feet, and then they instantly stall out and nose down. Doesn't matter what plane you're in or how fast/slow you're going, you stall at the same height every time unless you're in a canyon run, then magically your plane seems to stall at 200 feet or so for no reason at all.

The story and gameplay themselves are rehashed and generic, at best, too. When are the good PS3 games going to come out??

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

awesome game

posted by GoGreen (PERKASIE, PA) Jan 22, 2007

Member since Aug 2005

2 out of 15 gamers (13%) found this review helpful

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Fair at Best

posted by abb1971 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Jul 9, 2012

Member since Sep 2011

I did not like the control of the planes in this game. The steering and handling of aircraft were not realistic. I played this game for a few hours and then didn't play it. I'm glad that I only rented it.

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