Summary: no not at all, I could not launch the game after purchasing it. A dialog box comes up saying it failed to create a direct3d device or initiate steam. I gave up trying. This after I got the steam app or whatever it is...or isn't. If I have to jump through 17 hoops to get it to play, I would really like my money back, but I guess I'll have to stand on my head and jump through hoops for that to happen!
Summary: I'm a big fan of air combat games in general, and not necessarily the ultra-realistic flight sims (though I have enjoyed some of those). I've also played some games in this series, including the 3DS offering Assault Horizon Legacy. That one was pretty fun too, given the mobile platform. This is a PC title though, so I expect a bit more than what is essentially minigames. If you're also expecting that, this probably isn't even worth the $5 they charge for it.
It's a nice game, but would have liked to be able ...
Flor Ramos, Amazon
2 July 2014
Summary: It's a nice game, but would have liked to be able to land and take off the aircraft from possible airports or air carriers. I may not have arrived at that level but it would sure have been nice to have that option from the very beggining, instead of just having the aircraft in a flight mode position. The helicopter and the C-130 gin ship stage is great would like to have more.
Summary: I love the Ace Combat series. Unfortunately, this one was somewhat disappointing. The new dog-fighting mechanic really takes the enjoyment out of chasing down enemy planes. It's basically an easy mode button that you are forced to press for fighting ace pilots, since you can't perform the necessary maneuvers to fight them without it. It also lacks the otherworldly story that makes you think huge aerial battles just might be possible.
Summary: This game does no favors to those looking to avoid using Dogfight Mode to take down ace pilots. It's nearly impossible, no matter how good you are or how much you cheat, if you're into that. The rest of the game is amazing though. The actual flying and fighting is good, and you can even pilot helicopters, which is even better. Or be the gunner in one. It kinda bridges the FPS gap for some. If you like Ace Combat, this is a decent game to get.