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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
1 June 2012
Excerpt: I’m sure you all remember Pearl Harbour, Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer’s explosion-filled action flick. Corny storylines aside, the film definitely offered some fantastic air combat scenes. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, UbiSoft’s latest arcade flight sim wants to bring the same thrill of shooting down an enemy plane to your living room.
Conclusion: Visually you’re in for pretty much the same stuff that has been scattered across the screen dating back to the heyday of the big black box. There’s a lot of good here; batch enemy animations are believable and character skins depict costumes that are as ornate as one would expect for this time period. I’m also a fond of the 3D battle map and the time put into the cards and other off-battlefield elementals.
Excerpt: Date: 4/14/2006 Blazing Angels puts you in the role of an American pilot who joins the British RAF early in World War II, and quite the pilot you are as you manage to find yourself taking part in just about every major battle of the war both in Europe and the Pacific. You’ll cover the English army’s retreat from Dunkirk, defend London during the Blitz, and protect the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, and your journeys will take you to the skies above Paris, North Africa,...
Conclusion: If you are accepting that this is a WWII game, and that it's a little outdated with NO online community, then it is not a bad idea to try it out, and grab some achievements along the way. Score: 7/10 (For TA sake, 3/5) *When this game first came out, it probably wouldve been ranked higher. Try it if you have money and you like this genre along with some gamerscore.
Summary: Blazing Angels doesn't add anything new to the shooter genre. It has good controls, but, it's bland to the very end. I couldn't get hyped when shooting Nazis, which really is the best thing about a WW2 game.
Pros: Only game on Xbox Live that allows for some dogfighting.
Cons: Split-Screen action isn't as appreciated as Xbox Live.
Excerpt: Ever since Namco unleashed Ace Combat on an unsuspecting Playstation-crazed world, the console flight simulation genre has been packed to the rafters with historical, modern and futuristic takes on the Wright Brothers’ greatest invention. Not to leave out the newest format, Ubisoft have released Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII for the Xbox 360, complete with an Xbox Live powered multiplayer online dogfighting mode. Chocks away!
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I never did like History as a subject. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why we needed to memorize facts and dates of events that happened eons ago. I would spend countless hours arguing with my teachers on the real purpose of learning history – an argument that I would always lose. But fast forwarding to today, I’ve learnt that History has a great purpose – to serve as the base for some of the crappiest video games ever made.
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Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The biggest problem with Blazing Angels: Squadrons of World War II is that the game is unremarkable. The gameplay doesn't do justice to the sometimes-excellent visuals and there are missions that cross the line from bland into annoying. Ubisoft is steadily building a reputation for being a top-class publisher. Unfortunately games like this only remind us of the days before, when mediocrity was the order of the day.
Excerpt: With a name like Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, this Xbox 360 sure sounds like a combat flight simulation set in the 40's, but controls are so wonky that it plays more like a flying bathtub simulation with a really loose yoke.