Conclusion: The base gameplay is solid, with smooth controls and the odd exciting mission. However the amount of content isn’t large enough to keep you going for more than a couple of hours, though replaying certain missions with another player may extend that time.
Excerpt: Any aviation enthusiast will tell you: World War II was stuffed with crazy aerial encounters. Dogfight 1942 lets you join the fray in a handful of storied locales, from the trouble skies of London to the salty open air around Iwo Jima.
Conclusion: It may seem harsh to judge a relatively inexpensive downloadable title on quantity of content, but it was City Interactive themselves who made the comparison with boxed games, and on that front the game falls sorely short.
Summary: While for the most part enjoyable, Dogfight 1942 never manages to be anything more than just that and is ultimately a forgettable experience that fails to truly impress. On the bright side, it manages to cater for such a wide variety of skill levels that you'll be at least content with it whether...
Conclusion: The Short Version: Dogfight 1942 provides a healthy dollop of arcade flight action for an attractive price. Though perhaps not as polished as it could have been, City Interactive have arguably delivered their finest game to date, and one that absolutely gives aviation fans the thrills they've been...
Pros: Solid and hectic arcade action, Bucketloads of missions and planes, Enjoyable local co-op
Cons: Predictable AI can make furballs repetitive, Inconsistent voice acting, pilots far too talkative, Doesn't quite nail the balance between authenticity and full-on fun
Conclusion: There's certainly a lot to like, or at least appreciate, in this would-be full retail release that's been ushered onto the more affordable Live Arcade. Initially it certainly seems to be going in the right directions, but it's not long before lacklustre combat makes itself known, nonsensical mission...
Summary: There are a fair number of combat flight simulations on the consoles. From the ultra realistic Il Sturmavik to the more arcade based Ace Combat. Yet on XBLA the choice is very limited, with the stand out title being Snoopy Flying Ace, the excellent Crimson Skies clone.
Excerpt: Luftkämpfe mit historischen Kampfflugzeugen sind in „ Dogfight 1942 “ allgegenwärtig und wobei es genau geht erfahrt ihr bei uns. Story & Gameplay Die Story in diesem Spiel ist frei erfunden, ihr fliegt in den einzel-nen Missionen herum und erfüllt eure Ziele, wie zum Beispiel gegnerische Flugzeuge...
Pros: Einfache Steuerung, Detailgetreue Kampfflieger, sehr schöne Landschaften
Cons: Kurze Kampagne, Kein online Multiplayer, für 3 Std. Spielspaß etwas teuer
(Review) Dogfight 1942: um voo rápido pela Segunda Guerra Mundial
9 October 2012
Conclusion: Dogfight 1942 é um título de combate aéreo voltado a quem gosta de algo rápido e descompromissado. Entretanto, sua superficialidade e sua curta campanha não justificam seu preço (e perceba que este não é um jogo caro).
Simple Ballerei in luftigen Höhen zum günstigen Preis
9 September 2012
Summary: City Interactive kann für den Preis von rund 15 Euro einen guten Ableger im Segment der luftigen Ballerspielchen abliefern. Einzig nervig sind die teils langen Ladezeiten. Das führt aber nur zu Abzügen in der B-Note und hat mit der eigentlichen Spielmechanik ja nichts zu tun.