posted by sndrow (CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH) Apr 24, 2006
Member since Jul 2005
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
Thought this would be a great game to take me back to flight sim days of Aces of the Pacific, etc. Unfortunately I was disappointed by repetitive dogfights, unforgiving flight models with an inability to tweak the reality settings. Bottom line is a game should be FUN before it becomes too realistic. The old fighter axiom, 3 hours of boredom intermixed with 30 seconds of sheer panic shouldn't hold true for a game.
The graphics were nice, but don't make a game of it.
posted by JohnnyP38 (CAMBRIDGE CITY, IN) Dec 2, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
I like the whole WWII era flying games, and this one was pretty good. I like the controls, even if it did take me 10 minutes in the tutorial to finally figure out how to throttle up, hehe :P
My only cons for the game are, like stated many times before by others, the steriotypical voice overs, and it seemed to me that once you unlock certain aircraft and update them, that you almost become invincible.
I've been waiting a long time for a new aircraft game to play on the XBox console so when I rented Heroes I was very excited. The old aircrafts where very appealing and a welcomed change to the jet fighters used in other games. Unfortunately, I sold out to the idea of being able to fly the old prop planes. What a mistake! The graphics were OK but the physics were terrible. I played Airforce Delta Storm and had no trouble flying the aircraft in that game. In that game you can fly at Mach speeds and still have better control of the aircraft than in the old wwII planes of Heroes of the Pacific. I've invested about 2 hours of my time trying to get the hang of the controls. I tried arcade mode with little success and decided to move on to professional. I liked those controls better but as with Arcade mode I also suffered from constant over-steer. I tried the Learning to Fly mode and I just wanted to shoot the instructor! His instruction usually came after I already performed the task so his commentary was delayed and therefore a bit out of context. And what's up with the stall recovery mission?!!! There's little to know guidance about how to perform that stunt. The best I could do was stall at four thousand feet, get leveled off, and bounce the planes belly off the ground a few times before regaining a steady climb by which time my plane was spewing flames and smoke for the rest of the ride. What a bunch of garbage. I don't know what's up with programmers at gaming industries but if I want anything close to real-time flying I'll go out and by Flight simulator for use on a beefed up multi-monitor PC. But, I'm playing the XBox...for crying out loud!!!...I just want to blow stuff up and buzz buildings. A good storyline helps too. But don't bother me with sloppy game play like Heroes of the Pacific. Bottom-line, my frustrations with this game caused me to hate it. Go ahead and try it to experience a bad aircraft game.