Reviews and Problems with Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies
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Excellent jet fighter game with a touching story.
Big John WV, MobyGames
26 September 2008
Conclusion: All in all,
Pros: I didn't play much flying games back in the day (unless you count EA's Strike Series), so the first time I saw this game I was a little curious and was really shocked on how well this game was.
Cons: Well, one thing did bother me, it was that this game felt...soft. It's kinda hard to explain, it's almost like there was a soft feel to it, the graphics are bright making it almost seem like it was a light-hearted event. Even the explosions didn't seem real, back then they were pretty well done, ...
Awesome, but missing something - random mission generator!
Thomas Hochmann, Amazon
2 December 2004
Summary: I love air combat games, pure and simple. Shooting down bombers, dropping payloads on ground targets, and dogfighting with jets - these are the core ingredients to a good flight action game, and Ace Combat 4 has plenty of each. It's not perfect, but there is a lot to enjoy.
Summary: I've looked for years for a good flight simulation game for my Playstation/Playstation 2 console so when I bought Ace Combat I hoped it would be good. The truth is, it was awesome. From training sequences to the final heart pounding mission this game is full of high profile action and adventure.
Summary: Whenever a dog-fighting sim comes to mind I always have to think back to the old days on the Nintendo 8-bit when I first tried out "Top Gun". I was a force to be reckoned with...at least for the first level. I made my way through all those bogeys with ease, and then I was given the order to land.
Summary: ...look no further, here is the game that will satisfy your dreams of jet-jockey adventures at mach speed. While AC4 doesn't offer the level of depth or complexity of a PC grade flight sim, it does throw out gobs of fun and more adrenaline packing moments then you can shake your flight stick at.
Summary: This game is a lot of fun. Lots of dogfighting and ground targets to destroy, along with some tricky missions. Replays are cool, but in-game movies are cheesy and the gun sound fx are completely unsatisfying.
Summary: I saw a flight sim on my friend's Sega Dreamcast and I began to get jealous. I knew that it was a matter of time before somebody combined the flying action I craved with the powerful graphics capabilities of the Playstation 2. Sure enough, my prayers were answered with Ace Combat 4.
Summary: This game has great attention to detail and is a blast to play. The graphics are good looking and realistic, the textures are superb right up to subtle weathering. The backgrounds are beautifully rendered, there are realistic clouds, snowflakes and raindrops.
Summary: When I first started playing Ace Combat 04, I was a little disappointed as it seemed to be just a "suped-up" of version of the earlier Ace Combat games. But as I got deeper into the missions, I found out it was much, much more.
Summary: I played Ace Combat 2 on playstaion, and even played ac 3 (japanese version). Both were pretty good. So when ac4 came out, I eagerly preordered. Graphics (3.5): the game itself is pretty good. However, I don't know why, but plane/weapon selection screens are dark, and a bit confusing.