Reviews and Problems with Secret Weapons Over Normandy
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Rent it, dont buy it.
Tim Smith "Tim", Amazon
22 September 2005
Summary: Its about time that xbox released a decent flight simulator for the xbox, with Ace Combat for the playstation series it was proven that excellent combat flight simulators can be made for consoles and unfortunatly Secret Weapons just doesnt hack it. This game however fun is just no flight sim, all aerodynamic are shot and the control of the plane is very limited.
Summary: My buddy bought this when it came out and we were both disappointed when we played it because it had such great promise. Pros: Graphics are good but not spectacular. Controls and learning curve are easy. I appreciate plane engine stall outs as this seems realistic on some of the more acrobatic moves. Cons: Poor reality. There is not elevation indicator (not sure if the old WWII planes had those or not) which made it hard to know how high or low you wanted to be.
Summary: I got this game on friday and i beat it int 4 days. The missions in this game are nothing out of the normal. Destroy this, protect that. They had a wide variety of airplanes but in the end they all seemed the same. There wasn't any great difference between most of them. I bought this game looking for a game like Ace Combat 4 and it was nothing like it. It's sort of your twisted metal type of game but with airplanes.
good game but not as good as star wars rogue leader for the gamecube (other console)
Nicholas Severino, amazon.co.uk
17 June 2013
Summary: This game is very fun and the game play is realistic and easy enough. However Star wars rogue leader has more action and missions. but the price of this game means you can have both and enjoy both.
Summary: i love flying games and being British, i love leaving reality and strapping into a spitfire and showing the germans how its done, after all thats what video games are for? they let you live your dreams. unfortunately this one doesnt. i was so hoping that this would be that desperately needed brilliant flying game for the xbox, but its not. it looks okey...ish and theres a nice selection of planes, theres even some very decent missions here.
Summary: I bought this game after reading the reviews on this site. This game really isn't worth the money. Good points Graphics and sound effects are very good. Missions are good, from airial combat missions over land and sea to sinking U boats and destroyers with torpedos. As your experience increases you unlock new weapons and new aircraft. Bad points * This is the first flight simulator I've played that you can't do a barrel roll.
Summary: The successor to old PC favourite 'Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe' is a fun aerial blast that plays fast and loose with both physics and history. However, the graphics don't exactly break new ground and the missions are pretty easy. Of course, this game has no pretence of being a simulation, but for me it just doesn't do justice to the legacy of SWOTL which managed to merge attention to detail & historical accuracy with enjoyable gameplay.