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GF Rating
5.6

749 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Despite few shortcomings, Heatseeker is pure fun

posted by FFCyborg (BETHESDA, MD) May 25, 2007

Member since May 2007

11 out of 12 gamers (92%) found this review helpful

One of the biggest problems about some games is that they can have all the glitz, glamor, and gameplay a game needs, just it doesn't end up very fun to us. Now, we've seen this problem in many hyped games. Heatseeker, has some few complaints, but this game is just plain fun. To start off, Heatseekers controls are easy to follow, which lots of wii shooters (and lets face it-wii games overall) could never seem to master.Instead of blowing you over with innovation, only with simple gestures with the Wii-mote can your plane raise and lower altitude, and take turns left and right, and this works very well.There are two main control modes, but both seem pretty similar. But there are some drawbacks to the game. yes, they have campaign and mission mode, but there is no multiplayer at all, which is a let-down considering dogfights are what makes flight-shooters so great. Now, i know the wii has not as powerful hd components for Next-gen, but this, this wouldn't even look good on a gamecube. Now, as so me objectives in the game can be repetitive, this game is fun to play, even with many setbacks. Overall, Heatseeker is not a great dogfighter (and without multiplayer, it probably shouldn't even be called one), but it can show to other developers that being easy on the motion sensitivity is a good way to go, just i hope developers will also see that you need a lot more gameplay to make a game amazing.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Forgettable

posted by RichScarry (MISSOULA, MT) May 12, 2007

Top Reviewer

Member since Nov 2006

13 out of 18 gamers (72%) found this review helpful

Heatseeker handled very well, but there was very little to do outside the boring storyline. The lack of multiplayer and anyone online are also a big disappointment. Some moments of fun, but it won't keep you playing for more than a week.

The controls for heatseeker work very well. It takes a little getting used to, but no more then a normal flying game. Shooting, using missiles, and maneuvering your jet are easy, and an example for other games in this genre. The ease of use also makes doing the storyline more enjoyable if you can get through the annoying cut scenes.

The lack of anything to do outside the storyline is what really makes this title boring. Zero multiplayer, PS2 graphics, and lack of online (Probably Nintendo' s doing, but really needed on a game like this) are hard to get over. After all this, it leaves you with about 6 hours of gameplay, and maybe more if you want to go back through and do the missions for a better rating.

It's worth a rent if your Q is runnning on empty, but while there are other games to try out, I'd skip this one.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Heatseeker is a perfect flight simulator.

posted by twister782 (LINDEN, TN) Oct 7, 2007

Member since Apr 2006

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

This is a very underrated flight simulator game. I wish it had multiplayer. The dog fights are great. Graphics are top notch. Nice cutscenes and storyline voices. Excellent controls. Nice selection of fighters to choose from. I didn't really see any problem with this game. It was just too good not to let it down. This game is a great buy for flight simulator fans. And a definite rent for curious players.

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