Reviews and Problems with Dropship: United Peace Force
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Please Just Shoot Me
9 June 2011
Summary: Playstation 2 is the greatest video game system of all time, selling the most units, games, and packing a arsenal of valued tittles so large, one could invent a new word to describe it however, this is not one of them. The only reason this game gets "2 stars and not 1", is because the concept is really not that bad however, the controls on the other hand will leave you searching your town for the tallest building to jump off of because they are down right broken.
Summary: It's not the worst combat flight sim out there, or the best. The missions have a nice logic to them and learning to control your dropship properly takes practice- she's a slippery hippo. The maps are large and have a good sense of scale. That being said, the graphics are unpolished and ugly, which creates a BIG problem for a flight sim, in that it's hard to gauge distance because the terrain textures are uniformly flat and boring. The audio is surpisingly good.
I should have played this sooner! Great flight combat sim!
13 May 2004
Summary: Dropship: United Peace Force is a fantastic flight combat game that you should try and pick up cheap because it has been out for awhile now. The whole game is fast, competitive, has a steep learning curve with realistic battle sequences, amazing replay functions (cinematic), huge explosions, 20 tough missions, several Vertical Take-Off & Landing (VTL) vehicles, 10 ground assault vehicles (you also play on the ground sometimes driving tanks and other army vehicles),...
Summary: I've been so hooked on this game since I started playing it. I liked Ace Combat 4, but I LOVE this game. Not only do you pilot drop ships, but fighters and land vehicles too. You even get to take a break from flying and driving from time to time to man weapons turrets in the air and on the ground! The early missions start you out slow, with little or no weaponry. They are a little dull, but they teach you some great piloting skills, so what the heck.
Summary: With most console-based flight games, control schemes are often simplified for the sake of ease. This is not the cade in Dropship, yet it does not damage the gameplay. It feels, in fact, like the controller was built to control the dropship. It's refreshing not to have the simple arcade control. There's nothing like putting the dropship into hover and firing as you descend to the LZ to drop a tank onto the battlefield.
Summary: I've played most of BAM!'s PS2 line now: Dropship, Way of the Samurai, and Wipeout Fusion. In every case, the game concept has been interesting/cool, but the actual gameplay and implementation of the ideas just don't deliver a consistenly fun experience. Dropship's concept is intriguing: pilot a large troop/armor transport around a battlefield to pick up and deliver combat units and occasionally hop into the driver's seat or turret of one of the ground vehicles to carry...
Summary: There has always been one thing that has disappointed me about the PS2 is there were never many decent flight sims on it. But by luck I grabbed myself a copy of this totally engrossing game. I have been hearing about this game for a while now and now that it is here I am not disappointed. I am in the Army and these kind of games really get my blood going.
Summary: Look at the combat flight games on the PS2 and you'll find that most titles follow the tried and true formula. You take a fighter, whether airplane or spaceship, and place it in a beautiful environment and give the player a chance to blow things up. Well, this game is different, as part of the UPF's dropship force, you not only blow things up, you deliver them too... Imagine screaming over the ground at only 100m and speeding along at 1600kph.
Summary: I picked this game up on a whim, just thinking it was just another type of combat flight-sim. I was surprised to see how fun and different this game is from other types of flight-sim games. YOu just don't fly and hover a dropship during combat missions, but you also get to try ground missions from dropping off infantry units to providing close-air-support for friendly ground units. This game is like a mix of Ace Combat 4 and Halo.
Summary: I first played this game when I was vacationing in Europe and saw a demo in an electronics store in London. This game was just too cool. Nice graphics and nonstop exciting gameplay. I'm glad its finally arrived here in the U.S. No need to buy the import version. This one is a true port from the Euro version.