Reviews and Problems with Ace Combat: Squadron Leader
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18 October 2007
Summary: Ace Combat 5 is a fantastic air combat simulator offering a very strong storyline with solid gameplay and excellent graphics. Fans of the series will enjoy this instalment no end, fans of fighter jets and Top Gun wannabes will also love it and if you don't fit into any of those categories you can still expect a solid and enjoyable game that will keep you busy for many hours - my only disappointment is that there's no online multiplayer but no matter who you are this is...
Excerpt: It's always hard to know what to say about a new Ace Combat game. I mean, if you're a fan of the series, you'll know what to expect. If you aren't a fan, then you should be. Simple, really. From the garish colour scheme of the aircraft in the original Air Combat, through the amazing step-up to Ace Combat 2, the unusual style of AC3 and the beautifully well told AC4 - the series has always been of a high standard. Squadron Leader is no different.
Excerpt: Considering we’re in the first quarter of the year, there are a heck of a lot of solid videogames being released. Namco’s Ace Combat: Squadron Leader is the fifth in the long-running Combat series, and despite having some initial reservations about the possible quality of the title, doesn’t break the season’s trend.
Excerpt: If killing is wrong, how come it feels so good... In the same way that if God didn’t want us to eat animals, he surely, in all his divine wisdom, wouldn’t have made them out of meat. And although a village pig slaughter in Tuscany - blood-catching and all - may not be too much fun, flying around in the world’s most expensive military aircraft locking sidewinders most certainly is.
Excerpt: Cue Top Gun music… “Eagle 1! Bogey at three o’clock high!” A black speck appears through the sea of blue, zipping through the sky. You pull the stick back as far as it will go, bracing for the oncoming Gs. Blood battles against your clothing as it tries to squeeze into your legs and away from your brain. “Eagle 1! Fire at will.” You gradually guide the dot into the HUD, bleeps emanating from every instrument and direction. “Target lock. Fox one! Fox two!
Excerpt: There is no denying that consoles have offered a limited number of quality flight combat games when compared to the mighty PC. With the PC offering some of the best flight simulators and a number of solid arcade flight titles, the home consoles have always been at the bottom of the barrel. Fortunately, Namco noticed this in 2001 and released Ace Combat 4: Distant Thunder for the Playstation 2.
Conclusion: The game sounds pretty nice too; the cut scenes have managed to avoid the stupid voices that some games from Japan have had lately, and the music is good as well - very suited to the moment. The sound of the thrusting jets and enemy planes flying past sounds really cool with all the whining jet noises and combat sounds that you’d expect to hear. Radio chatter could be annoying for some but I think it adds to the overall chaos of the battles.
Pros: Looks great., Loads of missions and planes to unlock.
Cons: No 2 player?, Sometimes blurry terrain., Radio chatter may irritate.