Summary: Apache Air Assault is a highly entertaining game if you happen to enjoy flight sims. It’s easily my flight sim game of the year, and a very pleasant surprise. Still, the game fits into a bit of a niche, and it does have a few flaws.
Conclusion: Il suffit de quelques parties et de trois, quatre appareils involontairement abîmés pour se rendre compte qu'Apache : Air Assault s'adresse à un public relativement restreint. Limité dans son assistance au joueur, il s'avèrera souvent frustrant pour ce dernier, et ce même dans le mode de difficulté le plus faible. Si son concept vous attire, attendez-vous à passer de longues heures à batailler pour atteindre un niveau de pilotage honorable.
Pros: Bon titre d'un genre peu représenté sur consoles, De bonnes sensations si on s'en donne la peine
Cons: Difficile à maîtriser, Une aide pas assez présente, Bande son pompeuse
Excerpt: Helicopter simulators are not nearly as common as they should be. I remember the good old days of playing LHX on DOS and Apache Longbow 2, the first one being a very basic helicopter game with crude graphics (but still immensely playable), and the second one being a hardcore simulator, but scalable enough to be enjoyed by all.
Summary: Apache: Air Assault has very strong mechanics. You can have a lot of control over your helicopter via the realistic mode, or you can turn it down and make Air Assault a more arcade experience using the training mode. Blowing up enemies with rockets can be satisfying, but due to the nature of the game the gameplay can be limited. It’s unfortunate the story is an afterthought, as a solid story could have gone a long way towards holding interest.
Excerpt: Quick survey! How many people were waiting with bated breath for the next new breakthrough of helicopter combat simulators? Anybody? That's what I was afraid of. Even though no one really asked for it, Gaijin Entertainment has developed one the most surprisingly fun, yet flawed, games this year.
Summary: Apache: Air Assault is a helicopter combat game, where players control a variety of lethal Apache attack helicopters outfitted with cutting-edge military weaponry. The goal in Apache: Air Assault is to prevent terrorist attacks by raining down destruction from above in the world’s most volatile warzones.
Summary: Apache: Air Assault is a decent blend of helicopter simulation and explosive combat. It's unfortunately built with big, empty levels, repetitive mission design, and doesn't have much dramatic imagination in its sim controls.
Pros: Interesting controls, Pretty visuals
Cons: Missions are repetitive, Levels can feel empty at times, despite detail, Frequently unclear mission objectives, No sense of drama
Conclusion: Once you and a friend have your coordination down, you can take your Apache skills online or to the game's highly customizable Mission mode (or you can hit them solo). These modes inject a little more variety into the simple go-here, kill-this formula found throughout the campaign. High-flying helicopter races and a mission where you scout ahead to paint targets for your Apache allies in a tiny scout helicopter help to mix things up.
Pros: Varying difficulty levels to suit your skills, Plenty of variety in the extra modes, Co-op support throughout.
Summary: Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? You've studied the battlefield, marked your targets, and in one explosive pass the enemy convoy you just engaged is reduced to a pile of ash. Air Assault is filled with these moments, and since simply piloting an AH-64 Apache is no easy feat, each one feels like a small victory.
Pros: Varying difficulty levels to suit your skills, Plenty of variety in the extra modes, Co-op support throughout