Reviews and Problems with Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2
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Blacklight: Tango Down
24 December 2010
Excerpt: Blacklight: Tango Down , developed by Zombie Studios, is quite simply a no-nonsense budget multiplayer shooter. Zombie Studios obviously had high hopes for Blacklight: Tango Down , and these shine through in the high production values; from the front-end to the game itself, the visuals are wonderful...
Conclusion: H.A.W.X. 2 is somewhat fun at its core but is an entirely forgettable experience. Some parts are frustrating and those end up being your strongest memories instead of what it really is, a decent but mediocre arcade flyer.
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Excerpt: Calling Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 a flight simulator would be a lie. Yes, it has realistically recreated aircraft that the player steers through the air above accurately modeled landscapes. Yes, you get to enter into air-to-air combat and air-to-ground combat. But this is no simulator.
Conclusion: In its effort to provide a mix of simulation style flying challenges and an arcade-based aerial combat game, the developers failed on both fronts. Oddly enough, the multiplayer works, but that's only half the game. The other half is a major disappointment when compared to the original.
Pros: A satisfying choice of airplanes to pilot, plenty of different missions, multiplayer is fun;
Cons: Elements that were supposed to improve the game end up ruining it, friendly AI still not too bright (same as in the original), also the closer you fly to the ground the uglier the game gets.