Reviews and Problems with Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
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Derek Martin, Amazon
5 October 2012
Summary: The game is very easy even on elite difficulty. The Advanced dog-fighting mode is almost useless and disorienting to fight in its only real use is to avoid incoming missiles, but then its clumsy to engage and disengage. There is also virtually no options on controller setup. Planes even in elite mode carry an insane amount of pay load. on the plus side planes are in a target rich environment. If your looking for an arcade game to blow up stuff this would be fine.
Summary: I recent went on a quest to find jet flight sims (or as purists might say "arcade" flight games) for the PS3. I noticed that the PC reviews get clumped into the same batch of reviews but to be clear this is PS3. I have purchased HAWX, HAWX2 and Top Gun Hard Lock and looked at the reviews for the latest ACE combat for PS3. I also purchased (from Amazon) the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Flight Stick.
Summary: The game is visual brilliant, though some visual glitches are still visible and should have been fixed by now through an update patch. HAWX (High Altitude Warfare eXperiment) Blends in realistic dogfights with actual jet fighters, and fantasy high-tech computer controls that make the game easy to play and understand. PROS: Visually and graphically beautiful, ease of flight controls, An array of over 30 fighter planes available. Possible downloadable content.
Excerpt: didn't like the controls.... they didn't seem to "feel" like a flight sim.... Locking to targets was too easy and attacking ground targets was annoyingly boring.... I remember a flight sim in the late 80s early 90s (Chuck Yaeger's Air combat) which made this look like it was made in the 1800s.... flight sims need excellent gameplay/controls, not just good graphics. Still no Flight sims worth playing on consoles. best flight sim type game...... War Hawk.
Flight Sim Fans stay away !!! Good Graphics but bad physics.
21 July 2009
Conclusion: Being a Tom Clancy Fan of books and Games.......Don't Look here for Realism, pre-ordered this tat before it came out and paid top dollar....defies aviation physics and no similar numbered bearing heading compass. The first flying game i have played with out it... you get audio instructions to go to a bearing of 242 but all you have is an ordinary North, South compass... if they had allowed the ability to switch to flight sim mode, i would have been happy.
Summary: Jeux super sympa a réserver aux fans de batailles aériennes. Gros regret la notice en anglais, on ne la lit pas toujours en entier mais on la parcourt parfois et bon... En Français cela aurait été plus simple. Au moins cela me fait refaire de l'Anglais, ça pourra peut-être servir.