Reviews and Problems with Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
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Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Ace Combat, with its unusually substantial narratives, has always been the flight game to try and make you care about the events surrounding each title. All the heartache, loss and joyous events, have been attempts to make your aerial skirmishes appear to have much more of a meaning than just blowing things up with no real reason.
Excerpt: You have to admit, at some point in your life you probably wanted to be pilot of some sort. Whether you have seen the Blue Angels, watched Top Gun, or enjoyed the stories about the Red Baron, the notion of hoping into a cockpit and banking for negative Gs might get your blood pumping…into the Danger Zone.
Conclusion: With all that said, Ace Combat 6 has really good strengths in most categories. The replay value is not high, but completing all the extras and achievements in the game will sure keep players busy and engaged. Even the online feature and DLCs will surely keep dreaming flyboys tight on their flight sticks and still ask for more.
Conclusion: Simply featuring sixteen player adversarial multiplayer action with a high framerate and stunning graphics in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation would have been plenty for most flyboys. But like most of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation , Namco Bandai went above and beyond the call of duty and threw in some interesting game mode twists. The basic Battle Royale mode is a free-for-all with Leaderboard bragging rights on the line.
Conclusion: The overall experience is innately rewarding, and it ramps up the challenge throughout the course of the campaign and finishes on a thrilling high note that may very well inspire you to replay the final mission (and others, too) over and over again. Ace Combat 6 doesn't always sustain this momentum, and you may actually find the early missions a bit tedious. But if you stick with it, it pays off in grand fashion.
Excerpt: Emerians and Estovakians That’s the two fictitious countries that battle it out in Ace Combat 6. Estovakian military forces have invaded Emeria, An assault that took the Emerians completely by surprise. At the beginning of the war they have been pushed back to their capital Gracemaria. There, the Emerian Air Force is tasked with fighting over the skies with one objective in mind: Drive the invaders back from their country.
Pros: Highly detailed planes, good replay value, good visuals.
Cons: Difficulty can thrown you off-balance, visuals and sound could have received more attention, gamepad control scheme lacks 'fluidity'.
Conclusion: Hands down, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is the best console flight simulator to date. This may not have been a hard achievement, but it is nice to say that there is finally an aerial combat game worth racing to the store to pick up. If you are new to the genre, this may be a bit too much for you to begin with. Having said that, if this doesn't grip you then you may never travel the highway into the danger zone.
Conclusion: Ace Combat 6 wasn't one of the more hyped titles in the latter half of 2007, but that's not from lack of quality. Between the rock solid gameplay, eye catching graphics, and truly immersing sound, Ace Combat 6 is a strong debut for the series in this console generation. Whether you buy the game by itself or splurge on the higher priced bundle with flight sticks, you're going to have a great time with this one.