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GF Rating
6.1

1998 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Has potential but falls short

posted by scubatim84 (SANTA CLARA, CA) Apr 3, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

The graphics, storyline and gameplay of this game are all pretty good. I would put them on the order of an 8 or 9. The problem I have with this, which is why I'm sending it back prematurely before finishing it and giving it a 5, is that some missions are just stupid. I don't mean stupid as in they're hard to get past...I mean just stupid. If you decide to play this game, you'll see what I mean when you get to the mission where the game asks you to land a damaged plane while the game is forcing your plane to swerve all over the screen and spin around in circles, all without you even touching the controller. I fail to see how the game developers thought that could be fun.

However, this is past the halfway point for the missions. If you want to have some fun for a few days, I would say give it a shot...I just wouldn't get your hopes up. I'm sure there are other missions in there too which are just plain stupid and do not make for anything other than miserable gameplay.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Nor Recommended

posted by FatThumb (STATESVILLE, NC) Dec 26, 2009

Member since Dec 2009

Being a relatively new PS3 owner, I will admit that my expectations may be off a bit, but this game just did not do it for me. I appreciate a good air combat game, but this one lacked a few things that I need to have in place:

1) Unstable controls
2) Unable to distinguish targets in the midst of combat (far too much going on)
3) Not colorblind friendly (too many of the colors run together)

I guess that I'll just stick with the highest rated games from now on. I sent this one right back to GameFly... express mail!

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Great idea, poor execution

posted by Operator7 (LONG BEACH, CA) Nov 25, 2008

Member since May 2007

I, like some other posters, couldn't get past the first mission.

You're supposed to bomb some ground units, but there is NOTHING telling you where they are at. So you fly around trying to find them, and after about 20 minutes of this, and ZERO assistance from the game, I was done.

There is a map, and a radar, and the game gives you no clue how to read them.

And I am a very active gamer!!!

So don't think it's a case of me not being game-literate.

Oh sure, I could probably surf the web to find this info out, BUT WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO???

Amazing that people spend so much time and money developing a game, and stuff like this doesn't get addressed.

You'd think they'd maybe have someone test the game, so that people like myself (and others who said the same exact thing), don't give up in frustration.

Oh well.

I played it for about an hour, then back in the mail it goes.

Nice job developers.

Next game please!!!

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