Reviews and Problems with Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies
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A Video Game Review of: Ace Combat 4
Mountain Mike, Amazon
27 May 2011
Summary: I love Ace Combat 04. Ace Combat 04 is about flying a plane and shooting down enemy planes, and neutralizing targets, and landing, like on carrier decks, and landing on base runways. The good stuff with this simulator is it's realistic and has an engaging story line and has almost no bad stuff except for saying swears, but that is what you hear over the radio. My favorite part of Ace Combat '04 is it's exiting when I accomplish hard missions.
Summary: I have followed this game since the first version. The storyline works very well with this game. Ace Combat 4 has the most realistic effects and landscapes. I like the landings on the aircraft carrier better than a runway for refueling and rearmings. The final contest takes a while to figure out, but it's well worth it. It's worth every star it receives.
A Very Good, If Difficult, Combat Flight Simulator
Mindful Mom, Amazon
13 December 2008
Summary: Although this game is kind of old, I believe that it is still a very good game worthy of getting for anything under $20. I bought it at this price and was extremely satisfied. It is a very difficult game, however, and I have only been able to beat it on easy even though I am a vetran player of CFS games,and have even survived in Janes USAF. If you like CFS games, this is definately one for you. P.S.
Conclusion: All in all, Ace Combat 04 is an excellent game. It was revolutionary back then, though today it is a little dated and can show its age, it's still fun to pop this in once in a while. It has spawned much better sequels afterwards (I'll get to them another time), but this game was catalyst for the Ace Combat series to go next-gen and with the newest wave now hitting the Xbox 360, I hope it will be around for a very long time.
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. The graphics are extremely gorgeous, the planes are very well detailed and the photo realistic scenery really makes it stand out. The controls are very well balanced too, even a little kid can figure it out after a while and the sounds and voices are very well done too, even th...
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, but still had that weird look to them. It's very hard to explain, to put it bluntly you had a game that tried to convey a serious life or death situation with a war between di...
Summary: I like the gave. but I always get stuck on the last board. I can't figure out how to destroy the first lane on the Megalith. I keep shooting it doesn't explode and then I can't find the next corridor if I don't explode something. Any in Delaware that can give me advice?
Summary: This game is so much fun! I highly recommend it. It doesn't take too long to complete. It only took me about 2 weekends off and on to finish. Unlocking the different planes and color schemes is way cool. But be sure to pick the right plane for the right mission. I remember trying some missions and they were tough until I picked the right plane with the right weapons.
Summary: The fact that they have these lame Japanese-type comic book style cut scenes and awful voice over is why I didn't score this game a 5 out of 5. I don't like the missions as being "made up". You can tell this game was made in Japan because the missions were kinda out there almost Metal Gear Solid-type stuff. Really unbelievable. They should've made the games more like the Navy Seals SOCOM series where you had threats that were real and in real locations.