28 Comments
Edited by TinyGrenade

Planes, I wish plane games were more compelling :/ kinda more of the same all the time.

Posted by Mr48

Damn it why must this be console only!!

Posted by ArcLyte

dang this game looks dope!

Edited by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

Demo is atrocious. In dogfight mode you barely have any control over the plane. Seems overly simplistic. And that Apache mission was boring on every imaginable level.

Looks like they're using HAWKXxX as a template instead of previous Ace Combat games.

Posted by JackSukeru

Pink Jets? Meh.

That purple Jet was sweet though.

Posted by Hipponymous

No more fictional cities and landmasses? I'm okay with this.

Posted by Seversk

Editing the color of the missile smoke is a pretty cool feature. Should make for some crazy looking dogfights.

Posted by Rukus

Can't wait to make obnoxiously bright planes. Did the same thing in Chromehounds and it was just awesome seeing a flare light up a bright green mech on a night map.

Posted by kylenalepa

Played the first part of the demo this morning. Goddamn amazing. I'm still not sure how I feel about setting it in the real world (I kinda dug the crazy flying aircraft carriers and stuff from the older games), but the dogfight system is pretty sweet and when the orchestra kicks in, you have to just crank up the volume because of how badass it all is. Day one purchase, for sure.

Posted by dagas

I played the demo and it was insane! Adrenaline pumping action for sure, but it didn't feel like I had much control, in dog fight mode it was almost on rails. I prefer the PS2 days AC4,0 and 5 are the best in the series.

Posted by aspaceinvader

I wish they would include the fictional plane the FireFox in this game. Would not look out of place in this.

Posted by Scodiac

I loved the demo. It felt like Ace Combat which is good but they've figured out a way to make the presentation way more visceral and action packed. The dogfight mode is pretty intense. The helicopter was pretty good too.

I've always been a Ace Combat fan but felt the games were becoming pretty stagnant. I think they've nailed it with this revamp. It's similar but new. Hopefully, the rest of this game lives up to the demo. I think this game may get buried among all the other huge release coming up and that's a shame. Maybe not though. I'm gonna get it.

Posted by MormonWarrior

I tried out the demo and the chopper stuff was pretty darn sweet. The dogfight mode was pretty awesome as well.

Posted by jayjonesjunior

@TinyGrenade said:

Planes, I wish plane games were more compelling :/ kinda more of the same all the time.

You play Ace Combat for the awesome story, the planes are just a plus.

Edited by gaggle64

Hind-Ds having dogfights with B2 stealth bombers really should tell you everything you need to know about this game.

Posted by LegionVsNinja

I didn't hear a single reference to Garuda team. This is a horrible oversight.

Posted by aurahack

@MormonWarrior said:

I tried out the demo and the chopper stuff was pretty darn sweet. The dogfight mode was pretty awesome as well.

This.

If anyone is any sorts of on-the-fence about this game, try out the demo because it's an absolute blast. I am 100% sold on the game after playing it.

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Posted by GrowlingMike

@tlj101010 said:

I didn't hear a single reference to Garuda team. This is a horrible oversight.

It looks like you can set your call sign in multiplayer. I definitely saw Garuda as being one of them, as well as the call signs from every other AC game.

After framing through the video, it looks like the different call signs have to be earned.

Posted by 137

no pc, no care.

Posted by Dolphin_Butter

@aurahack: For some reason, I thought you'd be skeptical after the demo. PS3 version, I'm guessing?

Posted by DefaultProphet

This looks so amazingly dope!

Posted by Stahlbrand

@Zatoichi_Sanjuro said:

Demo is atrocious. In dogfight mode you barely have any control over the plane. Seems overly simplistic. And that Apache mission was boring on every imaginable level.

Looks like they're using HAWKXxX as a template instead of previous Ace Combat games.

THIS.

Demo was terrible. Its QTE, fully on rails bullshit in the forced and frequent dogfight mode. You cannot crash even intentionally, and many of them follow a script where you can't kill the target until you fly between a certain number of buildings and shit. You can pepper a TGT_LEAD with missiles but they don't count unless you're in dogfight mode. This is a massive step back for the franchise. You don't even get the gun-sight pip without going into dog fight mode

The flight model has been turned up past the 'ridiculous arcade' setting and into snore-ville.

And oh boy, now you get to sit through a sub-Clancy plot about America and Russia at war again, puke.

They're making a bad japanese copy of HAWX - way to emulate failure.

Posted by ze_ro

looks kinda fun

Posted by kiwi_whisker

Some pretty polarized comments in here... I need to try that demo...

Posted by krazy_kyle

They chose are REALLY bad time to release this game.

Posted by Noccee

Is his engines offline??

Posted by MeatSim

I played the demo and it was just way to repetitive.

Posted by Shakezula84

Game looks awesome and I can't wait for it. Demo was cool (although I didn't care for the helicopter mission that much).