Excerpt: Les admirateurs de Philippe de Dieuleveut et Daniel Balavoine ne cesseront de vous le soutenir (profitons-en pour avoir une pensée pour ces braves hommes), les vols en hélicoptère ne sont guère conseillés pour garder la santé. Dans le monde réel cela s'entend. Mais les risques de se blesser soi-même dans ces appareils étant inexistants dans l'univers du virtuel, vous n'avez donc pas à craindre de monter dans le cockpit de l'Apache AH-64, alias "l'hélicoptère le plus...
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.
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
Summary: Let’s me make one thing very clear, it’s one thing for a game to simply be difficult and challenging; hell, I enjoy that if done properly; but when the game is so freaking hard to fly the damn helicopter because the controls are so terrible, it’s quite another story. I just have very little tolerance for games that aren’t fun or are simply too hard to play. This game is broken.