Reviews and Problems with Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
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War aerial simulation hovers near average.
Common Sense Media
25 July 2007
Summary: Parents need to know that this World War II aerial combat simulation lets players shoot down enemy aircraft and drop bombs on bases and tanks. It's not graphic, but violence is the core game-play component. Parents may prefer the kind of war-based conflict in this game over games played from a more immersive and graphic first-person perspective, such as Call of Duty 3 .
Excerpt: Blazing Angels is an arcade-style flight sim set in World War II, and enables players to jump right into air combat action, and work their way up from being a rookie through to an ace squadron leader. The game enables players to experience the most gripping and famous battles of WWII through the eyes of a squadron commander and ace fighter pilot. From the battle for England, the attack on Pearl Harbor, to the bombing of Berlin, your pilot skills will create WWII history.
Conclusion: Ubisoft was wise to release �Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII� on Playstation 3 and fill a much-needed SIXAXIS motion control void, but in the process of rushing it out the door, the developers appear to not have had enough time with the final console hardware required to optimize framerates and the Playstation 3 community is not robust enough yet to continually fill 16 slots for online play.
Excerpt: appeared last year on the Xbox 360 and PC, and while it met with some decent critical acclaim, it hardly qualified as a must-have for either platform. So when we heard the game would be coming to the PS3 in an expanded and updated format, we couldn't help but wonder just how much better it could be... After all, a restructuring specifically for the PS3 could provide a very fresh and new experience, bolstered by a variety of visual and gameplay enhancements.
Excerpt: Blazing Angels may be the first flight game to sport SIXAXIS controls, but that doesn't mean it's any more innovative. Fortunately, the game itself isn't half bad. games. Maybe it was growing up with a grandfather that was an Air Force jet test pilot (back before they did such pussy stuff as "wear earplugs," which makes for some awesome stories, but has rendered him nerve deaf in both ears).
Conclusion: Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a decent World War II military aircraft game that excels at some of the things it does and is decent in other aspects. I didn’t know what to expect when putting Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII into my Xbox 360, but I would have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It has some control issues that will take some time to get use to and the voice-acting isn’t the greatest, but the total package is decent.
Excerpt: If you’ve ever wanted to lead a squadron of combat pilots during World War II, the campaign in Blazing Angles takes you from Dunkirk to Pearl Harbor, and gives you forty-two aircrafts to fly in. It sports diverse Live and multiplayer fun, and is a first of its kind on the 360, but the missions are too basic, the gameplay can get way too easy. Most missions start you in the air, others allow you to turn the propeller with your right thumbstick.