Reviews and Problems with Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk
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21 October 2008
Summary: When it was first released for the PlayStation 2 and PC in early 2006, Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk was already way behind the times--a simple, unimpressive air combat game that did nothing to stand out from the pack. The intervening years have not been kind, and the game is even less impressive today. Its recent release on the Wii is best ignored. The story, like everything about Rebel Raiders, is generic and disposable.
Pros: Responsive controls
Cons: Dogfighting is dull, simplistic, and repetitive, Useless teammates are a liability, Environments don't offer much freedom, Obnoxious requirement to complete certain levels a second time, Dated visuals
Summary: Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is the ultimate futuristic aerial combat game featuring some of the most frenzied air battles ever witnessed with an intensity rarely reached in a videogame.
Conclusion: In many ways, Rebel Raiders is a few tweaks away from a great discount game. Players could live with the low-rent production if that meant enjoying great controls and balanced shooting levels. A little less sensitivity in the steering, a little more challenge from the rival planes, and an easier way to target enemy guns would have provided this. Maybe some multiplayer, whether online or split-screen, could have helped, too.
Excerpt: Conçu à l'abri des regards dans le cadre chaleureux des studios de Kando, jeune société de développement française, Rebel Raiders : Operation Nighthawk est un jeu d'action aérien dans la lignée des Ace Combat. S'inspirant également de la fameuse série des Star Wars Rogue Squadron à certains égards, Rebel Raiders est-il une bonne surprise ou une cruelle déception ? La réponse tout de suite.