Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Reader Review - 8.3
DaDiesel06, IGN Entertainment
4 July 2004
Conclusion: Crimson Skies combines arcade-like gameplay along with combat flying techniques at the same time. It's gameplay is fantastic (also Addictive), there can be times you just don't want to stop. Graphics are excellent, with the exception of a pause every once in a while when starting and checkpointing new missions. This is a game that truely brings out the real graphical power of the system and takes full advantage of the hard drive.
Summary: To start with it is the best flight sim on the god box, period. For many that will be all you needed to hear. But the game claims this title by having many quirks other flight sims don't. To start with the game is fun! theres no worry about watching the horozion, wind speed, flap elevation etc, the controls are simple which means the player can settle right in and start enjoying the dog fights, and take offs and landings are handelled by the computer.
Summary: As I have said in the title of this "review"; I am really complaining about the state of flight sims for the X-Box. Since Microsoft are the creators of possibly the best series of flight sims for the PC (Combat Flight Simulator 1, 2 and 3); why O why haven't they created a similar series of realistic flight sims for the X-Box. The sims that we do have are basically ok, but not great.
Summary: The game is sold with the phrase "Dashing Heroes Dangerous Dames and Deadly Dogfights". The first two aren't really too appealing in this game, but the final one most definately is. You have a choice of planes as you progress through the game, a chance to upgrade them, and with this you can blow anything out of the sky. The graphics of the game are good, especially the water, the controls are a little ticky, but after five mins youve got the hang of it.