Summary: Disappointing is a good way to describe it. The graphics is excellent, but other than that the doesn't deliver the same level that other tom clancy games do. Many aircraft models look accurate, but don't behave like their real life counterparts. The most obvious when standing the plane on knife edge and upside down, the plane maintains level flight, completely inaccurate.
Uh...it's an Arcade Flight Game, not a sim people.
pro race driver/expert gamer/analyzerrr , GameStop
8 March 2009
Summary: What did I just play? Yeah its fun, but its extremely rough around the edges. The demo mission was of better quality than the actual mission (video of people talking didn't match up), most of the time the audio says "target missed" even tho I nailed it. You destroy the SAM site at the same time as convoy aircraft enter the zone, but its a mission failed because they entered the zone.
Summary: I just tried out the Hawx demo. The graphics are pretty decent, but wow, I was disappointed in the game play. It may seem a bit more realistic compared to warhawk, but the controls feel awkward and terrible. The camera angle for the "non safety" mode is awful. It makes it zoom out way too far and takes away the whole "flight simulation" experience. It feels more like the game 1942 at some times in this mode. I just feel like I have no control over the plane in this mode.
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.
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.