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Review: Damage Inc., Pacific Squadron WWII
3 October 2012
Conclusion: Despite Damage Inc. ’s bugs and flaws, which are difficult to overcome at times, you can’t help but enjoy playing the game. It offers a number of exciting moments, and even though it is lacking in other areas, it does pull off the most important part of any game: it’s fun. This game will not be for everyone, but World War II history enthusiasts and flight simulator fans will enjoy it.
Conclusion: A flight game that never quite takes off, mainly due to the fact everything feels like it has been done on a tight budget and, more importantly, that everything feels a little bit laboured. The campaign never really gets going, the multiplayer is so-so and only the co-op offers any real fun, mainly because that’s what co-op is all about. Damage Inc.
Conclusion: Ultimately though, none of it is enough to lift Damage Inc., Pacific Squadron WWII above mediocrity standing. Most of the missions outstay their welcome with shooting down so many planes each level, quickly becoming tedious and dull. There are some nice ideas in here and the variation in plane types is a nice touch. It just all feels far too overused and occasionally awkward.
Excerpt: Torpedoing Imperial Japanese Navy flattops and dogfighting enemy Zeros never gets old, so when Trickstar and hardware-maker Mad Catz teamed up for Damage Inc. , we jumped to the head of the recruitment line. Originally titled War Wings: Hell Catz , the newly monikered arcade flight-combat game delivers an explosive, relaxed-realism romp through World War II’s Pacific air war.
Pros: + More than 30 impressively detailed World War II warplanes., + Newbie-friendly learning curve with optional Reflex Mode slo-mo cheat.
Excerpt: Do you know why America fared so badly at Pearl Harbor, leading to the deaths of thousands of men that would draw them into the killing fields of the second world war? It's not because they were under-prepared (although they were) – it was due to the fact that they placed the entirety of their airborne defence in the hands of a single inexperienced pilot who crashed explosively into nearby buildings at every opportunity.
Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360) Review
28 September 2012
Excerpt: When some of us COG staff sat down with MadCatz at E3 this year we did not expect them to be showing off an actual game. Historically MadCatz has worked solely in the peripherals market but recently they started expanding the brand into game publishing. Available on its own or packed in with a flight stick controller peripheral, Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII is their first entry into the games market and you know what, it is actually not half bad.
Excerpt: shows the power of getting the basics right. Publisher Mad Catz has said that its new strategy is to back games that showcase its hardware peripherals. The collector's edition of this arcade flight shooter comes beautifully bundled with a specially branded Saitek AV8R flight stick, but unfortunately it accompanies a dreary, repetitive and rather ugly game.
Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII – Collectors Edition
31 August 2012
Summary: While Damage Inc. fails to impress the bundled hardware is great fun to use. While £90 may be a little steep if you can't find the stick for sale on it's own you could pick up some other titles very cheaply to make the most of the AV8R and that's what I recommend you do. The game drags the score down but the stick is an easy 9/10 if you've other titles to use it with.