[PlayStation 5] Until The Last Plane Review
Until the Last Plane from eastasiasoft and CarloC is a World War II management experience on PlayStation 5. Learn more in our Until the Last Plane review!
Until the Last Plane from eastasiasoft and CarloC is a World War II management experience on PlayStation 5. You will learn all of the basics during the tutorial, which will have you playing as Spain. You’ll start with a hunting squadron with six planes and some funds from high command to get you going. Your task? Winning at least one mission a day as you avoid losing all of your pilots. The first step will be starting a reconnaissance to find targets. You can adjust the range and how much information a pilot will aim to gather, but you’ll need to remember that the longer the range and the higher the amount of information to search for, the higher the risk.
As a plane advances, it will start to consume fuel. Every time you take a picture, you increase the probability of being intercepted by enemy forces. You will need to return to base before running out of fuel, or else you’re done! If you find some targets, be that a squadron of enemy fighters or a base, then you’ll need to send at least one pilot into battle. You will need to keep in mind each pilot’s fatigue, stress, and morale, as well as its different ability stats, to find the right one for the job.
You can look at ability stats by pressing the L2 button, which will give you more information not only about the pilot but also about the plane he’s going to command. The pilot’s stats include accuracy, resistance, and will. As for the plane’s stats, they are durability, maneuverability, fire resistance, ammunition, fuel, and bomb capacity. After each run, you’ll need to repair any planes that were damaged, refuel them, reload their ammo and bombs, and order any spare parts needed to keep the cycle going. You can deploy up to six planes in a squadron as you select the attacks or actions to perform in battle.
Every time you win a mission, you’ll be rewarded with skill points. These can be spent back at headquarters to unlock additional bonuses that will make subsequent missions a lot easier. You could, for example, unlock Eagle Eye, which increases the accuracy of all pilots by 10 points, which directly affects the size of their fire cone during combat. You could also unlock Metalwork, which increases the durability of each aircraft. And then there’s Specialization, which makes all mechanics work 20%, which will allow you to put more planes back into action.
You can also put some of your mechanics to work on creating new parts for planes from the spare parts in your warehouse. These will take some time to complete but can make a big difference in the long run. You can improve a plane’s propeller, engine, weapons, cockpit, radiator, wing, fuel tank, and tail. Each part that you improve can be completed at a faster pace if you assign more mechanics to the job, but this will mean they won’t be available to work on repairing the planes that return from combat.
Trophy-wise, the game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. And since it’s a Cross-Buy title, if you own a PlayStation 5 console, you can work on adding two Platinum trophies to your collection since each version has a separate trophy list. You’ll have to unlock a single Silver trophy and 11 Gold trophies as you destroy 2, 4, and 8 enemy planes in a single mission, repair 1, 6, and 12 planes in a single mission, win one USA campaign, win one Russian campaign, win one German campaign, accumulate 2,500 funds during the USA campaign, accumulate 50 political influence during the Russian campaign, and accumulate 250 command points during the German campaign.
Until the Last Plane is a World War II management experience that is a bit repetitive and monotonous. You’ll have to work on refueling planes and reloading their ammo and bombs so that they can go out on missions to attack enemy fighters, bomb supply trucks, enemy bases, and more. It’s a game that lacks variety and is too slow for its own good. Until the Last Plane is available as a Cross-Buy title with a $9.99 asking price, so your purchase will give you access to both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost.
This Until the Last Plane review is based on a PlayStation 5 version provided by eastasiasoft.