Critic & User Reviews
So much Potential and it is thrown away...
posted by LastRonin (TACOMA, WA) Oct 8, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
10 out of 11 gamers (91%) found this review helpful
Flying Night Missions over London in the Blitz with an ordinary Spitfire.
Sinking Battleships during the Channel Dash. (Brits did not know it was on until the ships had vacated the Channel.)
Another thing I found irritating was the lack of emphasis on marksmanship and more on the game's Ace Kill feature. The gunsight is freaking huge and is about half the size of your plane. Ace Kill is when you have your aircraft pointed at a target for a few seconds and then you go into Bullet Time where you pick a weakpoint and kill the target. There are several levels that require you to do this to most of your targets. Trust me, it gets old fast.
Lastly, there are not many missions so replay value is low. Aircraft that you do unlock can only be used in one or two missions sometimes. What really digs at me is the number of missions where you must escort targets that are considerable distances from one another. I myself would prefer more seek and destroy missions and less of the "Protect the weak and helpless." Protect them? Man, I would much rather bomb the snot out of the weak and helpless but they wont let me do that! If you want real aircombat then pick up IL-2 Sturmovik. You will not be disapointed!
Pretty fun action game. However...
posted by secretcola (SATSUMA, FL) Oct 11, 2009
Member since Apr 2008
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Story mode was very good, you play as an american at first, but then you get to be other people in the game. Missions on this game however, can be the same or taken place on the same map. So single player is pretty good, and I recommend giving this a try.
However, there are bad things in this game. First of all, the controls are not good in this game. If your given a adjective like shooting the ocean mines, you have to get close to the mine in order for you to shoot the mines so the boats can get to land. I ended up doing this adjective 35 TIMES due to crashing into the ocean or the mines. So if the controls are realy bad for you, chances are you would quit this game and send it back to your local Blockbuster or Gamefly.
Secondly, it would be multiplayer (for me). I never got around multiplayer because its impossible for me to get into a game sever. You need a good quality internet connection in order to play online. Like I said, I havent got into a game sever, but all the games there are are dogfight (deathmatch) team dogfight, survival (dunno about this one) and team survival. So if you dont have a good quality internet, dont bother with it.
If you can get pass all the flaws, this is a decent game thats worth playing if you got nothing in your game Q. But if your looking for a the best flying action game, stick with Tommy's HAWX or Ubisofts Blazing Angles. I recommend this for a rental, but not for a buy unless Ubisoft decides to drop the price to $20 or somthing.
It ruined my life :( & funny quote
posted by DR_BENTLEY (NORTH WALES, PA) Jul 1, 2012
Member since Aug 2011
posted by joshboff (PALM COAST, FL) Jun 28, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
posted by sturgill90 (PENNINGTON GAP, VA) May 19, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
A very fun and entertaining Game
posted by JoDGo1981 (PICKENS, SC) Apr 17, 2010
Member since Oct 2008
Poor Flight Simulator Game
posted by mablev (WENTZVILLE, MO) Dec 23, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
Not that great
posted by rob465 (SANTA FE, NM) Dec 23, 2009
Member since May 2006
Fun but shortt
posted by Slyfox43 (EL PASO, TX) Nov 16, 2009
Member since Sep 2008
The missions are quite fun and not to complicated even though targeting an opponet can get a little frustrating you learn to deal with it and get it done. Only problem i had was getting into huge dogfights and running into the enemy or in this case my own squadrons planes so this was quite frequent with collisions all over the place.
The game is fun but don't expect to much out of it since you will think its good in the begining but your attention to the game will start to diminish quickly after like twenty minutes making not want to play anymore. Average time to play this game took only about a day and a half to complete the stoy mode. So definetly use this game as a quick fix.
Simple but frusterating
posted by SurfFreak (LAGUNA BEACH, CA) Nov 9, 2009
Member since Jun 2004
posted by killerb83 (EVANS, GA) Nov 9, 2009
Member since Mar 2008
posted by jcgilmore1 (MANCHESTER, NJ) Oct 18, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
Heroes over Europe
posted by CPTRileyga (MICHIGAN CITY, IN) Oct 10, 2009
Member since Oct 2009