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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Xbox 360 Review
15 January 2012
Excerpt: Like it or not, Call of Duty is gaming’s biggest franchise, so in order to attempt to emulate its phenomenal success developers have long been drawing inspiration from it. Both Homefront and the newest iteration of Medal of Honor owe a lot to Activision’s series and are just two examples, but Call...
Big on violent blow-up effects but light on gameplay.
Common Sense Media
27 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is an aerial combat game where you destroy aircraft and buildings more than people. However, the game displays violence graphically, often with big, dramatic explosions.
Conclusion: It's cheap, it's silly and it takes you out of any immersive flight sim experience you might have had. There's a similar "ASM" ground strafing mechanic that is The Maverick's attack-based partner.
Excerpt: Boys have always had a fascination with planes. As kids, we'd hold our arms to either side and roar about the garden. We'd jump off furniture, mimicking take off. We'd bank, circling around swing sets; we'd swoop, ducking under climbing frames; and we'd weave about the legs of grown-ups shouting...
Excerpt: The Ace Combat series has been in the air since 1992 when the franchise first hit the arcades. The games were always a firm favourite within the arcade combat flight simulation genre, but they were always dogged by one or two shortcomings… Ace Combat: Assault Horizon ends that cycle as developers...
Excerpt: Change is a volatile concept that can carry wildly different connotations. It can either be the best thing in the world, or the worst. Some video game franchises are in dire need of a fundamental reimagining, or if you will, a bold new direction.
Summary: In recent years I have felt that the Ace Combat series has become a little tired and wondered if there was any life left in the series. To address this the developers have given the game a complete overhaul and undoubtedly this brings some excellently crafted combat in what is on the whole a pretty...
Excerpt: Waaaaay back when I was just a small Simon, we had a Mac Plus in our house. It was our first computer and kind of a big deal... for me because of a game called Falcon . Falcon was an F-16 flight simulator. I played the hell out of that game as a kid - it was one of my first experiences in gaming.