Reviews and Problems with Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies
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26 July 2005
Summary: The storyline is quite interesting, and told in a rather unique way. Instead of telling the story of your character (a pilot who is never actually defined in any detail), the storyline follows a child whose hometown is occupied by the Erusians at the start of the war. His story (told through the cutscenes) and your story (told through the gameplay) move separately, but at some points (I won't tell you when) intertwine. Need I say more?
Excerpt: Alright, let's cut to the chase on this one. Can anyone say 'exhilarating graphics?' I know I sure can, and I have plenty of reasons to after seeing Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies . Everything on AC4 looks amazing. The mountains dense with vegetation strengthen the ground, while sparkling rivers wind their way effortlessly through the ranges. If the river looked any more real, there could have been some kind of secret fishing game locked in the disc somewhere.
Excerpt: Although I haven't been reviewing games for vary long, at this point I'm now trying several new titles per week. Some I pick up and dislike, some I gradually get into and some I immediately fall for. "Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies" is one that definitely falls into the last catagory. It's not a perfect game - there are some things that I'd change - but it does provide gameplay that's highly addictive and remarkably fun.
Excerpt: Ace Combat 04 marks the fourth installment in the series' lengthy history, moving from the 32-bit era into that of the 128-bit. It also happens to be the best flight game ever made. Normally, I'd save myself from flames by saying it's "the best arcade flight game ever" or "best flight game you'll ever play if you're not into sims" but screw it.
Excerpt: We all know the history of Namco. It's no secret that this 3rd party was once the most dominant force in the arcade industry back in the early 80s. To think, it all started with a yellow ball shaped character that gobbles up dots and beats off ghosts. It's been nearly 20 years since Pac-Man saw the light of day, and it's also been nearly 20 years since it was the most popular arcade nation-wide. Times have greatly changed haven't they?
Conclusion: Da <i>Ace Combat 4</i> der erste Teil der Reihe war, den ich gespielt habe, wusste ich nicht genau was mich erwartet. Doch ich war sofort vom einfachen Handling und dem actionreichen Gameplay begeistert. Es stimmt alles an diesem Game: Die Grafik, die ihresgleichen sucht, das abwechslungsreiche Missionsdesign, die durchdachte Steuerung, die packende Story. Kurz gesagt, ein intensives, wenn auch vielleicht etwas kurzes Spielerlebnis für jedermann. Jedermann?