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GF Rating
5.1

452 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

frustrating but fun

posted by charlie4 (SUNRISE BEACH, TX) Feb 11, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

We are not gamers, so we found the lack of instructions to be frustrating. Luckily, we had a real pilot as a guest. He picked up the control and after a few crashes, he had a blast. Lots of fun. The loading time is a bit long, but all in all, we will probably buy this one.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Worth a rent... I guess.

posted by pkessler (LOUISVILLE, OH) Apr 22, 2008

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Member since May 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The actual gameplay in this game is semi-fun because of the use of the controls. There are 3 different ways to control your plane. The first and best one is holding the wii-mote sideways and steering it like steering a car with your guns and bombs mapped to the 1 and 2 buttons. The other 2 forms of control utilize the nunchuck as a flight control stick, which is a good concept, it just doesn't work for this game, it would need some tweaking for a sequel.

The actual storyline and missions in the game are really dumb and aren't backed up by any cutscenes. It's just "bomb this" "fly to this" "destroy incoming planes." It's like ace combat, only it sucks cause it's WWII and it's made by Destineer.

It's worth a rental.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Don't Bother

posted by Rustus (LAKEVILLE, MN) Jun 19, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I'm usually a big fan of piloting games and the WWII aspect of this game made me even more excited to try it. I own Secret Weapons over Normandy and thoroughly enjoyed playing it, so WWII did have a hurdle to overcome, but how hard is it to make a flying game where you get to shoot stuff?

Apparently it's harder than I thought.

Primarily, it's the game play that drags this down. The enemies are always getting in behind you and riddling you with bullets - everyone of them an ace. Now I don't mind some competition, but this is ridiculous. Second, your controls are hamstrung - pulling all the way back doesn't put you into a barrel-roll - there's a specific key you have to hit for that move. There are no wingmen to control, only drone wingmen which are rarely helpful.

Don't bother renting this.

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