Excerpt: Before the genre-leading beast that is Ace Combat arrives on the Xbox 360 later this year, another aeronautical sequel has landed in the form of Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of World War II. The game's predecessor was a fairly mediocre release, which was dogged by its own choice of theme.
Conclusion: If you decide to bring the battle online, your normally-A.I. squad mates will become visceral. Interesting cat-and-mouse gameplay types in co-op, solo and squadron (team multiplayer) modes make for an interesting mixture of attack plans.
Excerpt: Blazing Angels Secret Missions shows World War II from a different perspective - that of an elite pilot who is part of a secret team. In the game, the player will undertake some of the most dangerous missions in exotic locations all over the globe.
Xbox 360 Review - 'Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII'
2 November 2007
Summary: Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII is an intense action-adventure air combat game that takes place during World War II. The players lead an elite undercover squad of pilots secretly created by the American government to execute Operation Wildcard.
Conclusion: Blazing Angels 2 is a very clear improvement over the original game, though the balance has swung over to the easy side in this sequel. And, of course, if you like your WWII games to be historical and rooted in fact, you probably won't enjoy flying a prototype jet under the Golden Gate Bridge very...
Pros: The plethora of upgrades creates a meaningful sense of progression, Lots of over-the-top technological toys.
Cons: Multiplayer servers feel mostly barren, making it tough to enjoy the game's wide collection of modes, The game a little too easy.
Excerpt: If there’s one tried and true formula in game design it’s the simple fact that shooting Nazis just never seems to get old. Perhaps it stems from the great joy that can be gained repeatedly thwarting a genocidal manic with plans for global domination, but by now the large majority of us have in some...
Conclusion: BA2 has clearly fixed all issues that hindered the original and thankfully focused on its strengths. If you enjoyed the original, you’ll love this installation. If you never played the original and are hungry for a solid, arcade flight shooter, it’s well worth a look.
Summary: In this game, you are the leader of Operation Wildcard, an undercover and elite squad of pilots secretly created by the American government. Your mission is to sabotage and destroy the Third Reich's evil plans to create a weapon of mass destruction.