If I hadn't spent £20 on this game I would NEVER keep coming back to it on the weekly occassions that I TRY hard to like this game and here is why:
- Cumbersome controls make aiming virtually impossible.
- The plane can't decide whether to invert it's crosshair or not.
- Planes are rendered virtually useless when you get shot out of the sky every two seconds.
- Maps are ridiculously huge making learning them impossible.
- 20 minute matches are ridiculous. Constantly looking at the clock wishing it would end is not fun.
- You can hit a dude with a missle and he won't die but you know sure as hell if he hits you you'll die.
- The game filters etc are so confusing. There is no dialogue telling me what I'm doing, I'm never sure if I'm playing unranked or ranked -- and hell if I'm investing 30 minutes (!!!) of my time into a match I want to be ranked on the one kill I'll get.
- The game sets astronomical targets for ranks and yet rewards you with like 10 points per match because you spend at least 12 minutes either being hit wiht missles from other planes or running across a gigantic map.
- The action is so slow and loborious it almost hurts.
The most unforgiving, brutally difficult, unrewarding learning curve I've ever known. Buying this game I was expecting a third-person Halo but was rewarding with a slow, tiresome, cumbersome game that's virtually inaccessible to anyone who's played it for under 300 hours. The thought of playing this game for 300 hours fills me with dread.
Now many of you will probably say I'm not enjoying it because I'm shit -- and that may be true. But that shouldn't be the case should it? I was shit at COD4 and Halo 2 when I started out but it made me want to keep playing. I looked forward to each new game. Found myself improving, learning the map, learning the opponents. I was enjoying myself.
10 hours into this game and every second of it has felt like a chore justifying my purchase. How can people enjoy this game?