hawx 1 was awesome .this game blew.what happened? you just dodge none stop missels coming at you so you cant complete your missions witch are timed or you start over and they took out the coolest thing abouy hawx 1 the dog fight view were you can switch to a far off view while dog fighting. i love flight sims but this one sux..to bad too all they had to do is make it just like the first hawx and it would have been good
HAWX 2 is not as good as the first game. This sequel adds game play elements such as take-off/landings, drone recon and mid-air refueling. These additions are shallow and add nothing to the core gameplay. A weird omission of inverted Y axis controls bombing runs and drone recon missions. The switch from flight controls to non-inverted controls is jarring. The first HAWX was an arcade style air combat game. It did not stray from its central idea. It was fun and straight forward. The sequel seems to have a bad case of A.D.D. The graphics are lower quality than the first HAWX. They are not bad. Just less than what the first game had. The story is typical Tom Clancy fair. The world is on the brink of international disaster. The main character from the last game is kidnapped. It is up to three new pilots from different countries to save the day from Russian extremists. It works for the purpose of moving the story forward. Not sure why Ubisoft decided to mess with a winning formula. Fans of the first HAWX may want to avoid this game. Definitely rent before you buy.
This game was a real let down to me. It was not as good as the first. Graphics were not as real and controls were not very responsive. I found myself at times constantly over steering because the controls seemed sluggish. The dogfight aspect was lacking as well. Every plane you try and shoot down will have unlimited flares and it is nothing but a turning battle. All you do is get behind them and turn until you can get a few cannon bursts on them, not to mention it takes forever just to get one in your sights to use the cannon. Missiles dont help because you cant get the angle to shoot one, all they do is go a stray even with a good lock. All in all the game was a bad follow up and it took me about two days to finish it, that was just playing about two hours a day. It is short and multiplayer just dont have much to offer either. I am sending this back right away.