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, but still had that weird look to them.
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. First, the good stuff: there's a nice selection of fighter jets to fly in this game, and you acquire them rapidly enough to keep it interesting.
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. When I started playing it I couldn't put it down.
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. Beads of sweat rolled down my face, a lump grew in my throat...and you can bet a steak dinner I nose dived my multi-million dollar F-14 into the carrier, again and again.
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. The programmers might argue the sounds are true to life, but I'm much more interested in high drama for a more entertaining experience. But other than that, I liked the controls, the various planes, and the different weaponry.
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. Ace Combat 4 takes the best elements of Ace Combat 2 & 3 and builds upon them.
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. The overhead views of the cityscapes are like looking at satellite photos. The environments are enormous and allow for a lot of maneuvering during dogfights. The effects are realistic also.
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. Now I'm totally hooked on it, starting my third time through the missions. Yes it's that much fun! I can't say enough about the graphics, they are just outstanding.
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. Sound (4) : accoustically, it's decent. Music is a bit lame (not enough guitar riff- metal/hard rock core) for my taste.