Reviews and Problems with Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy
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Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy review
24 June 2012
Excerpt: The first thing you need to know about Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy is that after you clear a mission, dive-bombing into the mountains is a bad idea. Unlike most games, that Mission Cleared screen does not grant godlike immunity, and we had to restart more missions than we'd like to admit because we flew our F-16 into the ocean for fun. The second thing you need to know is that AHL is not as arcadey as its console version.
Pros: Tons of unlockables, Awesome music, Good graphics, great 3D
Cons: The lack of multiplayer, Killing everybody’s friends, Your fingers’ joints
Excerpt: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy comes to the 3DS just after Ace Combat Assault Horizon's on consoles, but it's not a scaled down version of the console game. In fact, the addition of "Legacy" to the game's title is rather significant. While the console game took the series in a new direction by bringing the storyline into the real world, Legacy takes you to a fantasy world in which fictional countries battle it out in the skies with a mix of modern aircraft from our...
Conclusion: for the Nintendo until now. It’s a decent outing, but has its issues. First of all, the visuals in this game are great – most of the time. There has clearly been some care put into the production. When you are close to objects in the game, you will really get a sense of speed. Sometimes when you are close to a city, however, you be disappointed when you get a little too close.
Conclusion: Add everything together and you have a perfectly enjoyable game in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. You can ding the game for its uninteresting story and relatively simple mission design, but the game works incredibly well as a portable distraction, makes great use of 3D, and offers plenty of unlockables and customization to ensnare the obsessive gamer.
Summary: Despite my initial bewilderment, I was impressed with Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. It ia a fine first foray into Nintendo-land for the Ace Combat series and definitely worth a look for fighter plane aficionados.
Pros: Excellent control system, Impressive 3D visuals
Cons: Very misleading first mission, Music is a bit out of place
Excerpt: I came to really appreciate how Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy handles the 3DS's 3D feature. Turning up the slider doesn't add any crazy 3D effects; instead, it adds a nice depth of field (perfect for a flight game) and some subtle lift between the game screen and HUD. While I tend to drop the slider most of the time, Assault Horizon Legacy was the first game where I insisted on turning the 3D on at all times. The actual visuals are pretty good.