Archive for category Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
I do apologize for the delay of this review. Many of you know why it’s been delayed, but I was out on ‘medical leave’ and couldn’t even manage to sit and play a game. So, with that out of the way, I gotta get this review out for you. You might notice gratuitous use of the word “intense,” but I don’t have any better words to describe the use in the context of this review.
Let me start by saying I’ve been a fan of the Ace Combat franchise since the games first released on the PlayStation. Though I never owned any until the PS2 titles came out, I did spend a bit of time playing them. Ace Combat was the first title I’ve played that introduced me to flight combat games, and they’ve always been very well done.
But this addition to the franchise is, more or less, a reboot of the series. Gone are the imaginary worlds you played on. Gone are the boss battles. Gone are the super-fortresses at the end of the game. Does this hurt the game at all?
At Tokyo Game Show this year, the guys behind the Ace Combat games have released a new trailer for Assault Horizon, featuring some multiplayer combat, as well as a few customization options, including the ability to change the color of your aircraft (like that ridiculous purple fighter in the trailer).
This game will be a hell of a lot of fun for our game nights.
Get a closer look at the “Close-Range Assault” mode and hover over some dizzying one-on-one encounters as Namco Bandai reveals a new gameplay footage from Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. The 10-minute flythrough shows off the exhilarating maneuvering, spot-on targeting, hovering attacks and other wicked-cool features that you’ll soon get to try when Assault Horizon hits your local store’s shelves, this fall. To be exact, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon will be released on October 11th in North America and October 14th in Europe.
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I couldn’t pass up a chance to try this out. In the demo you can control a helicopter or a fighter jet. First I tried out the helicopter, the battle takes place in a city. You assist other troops on the ground. Targets include regular guys with rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns, trucks & tanks. When you are close enough you can lock onto a target and use your mounted machine guns or 2 different types of missiles in this demo. Sometimes when you take out a target you get a nice quick cut scene of the destruction then right back into action. Near the end of the demo you get to take on a few enemy helicopters. Then you finish the demo off with taking out a bridge with supply trucks on it.