Air Conflicts: Vietnam
Had the potential, but lost it quickly
I love flight sims, but they are seeming to become a dieing breed, so when a new flight sim comes out, I jump at the cance to try it. When I first got this game, I tried it out in free flight mode for about 10 minutes and thought, "Now this is going to be a fun game." The next morning I popped the game into my PS3 and started the campaign, and about 1 hour into it I thought the exact opposite. The borders in the first level felt like you were flying an R/C model airplane around a bedroom, but I kept playing on thinking that it may get better, but the second level felt the same. I stopped playing before I got any further because I know that if the game doesn't catch my attention by then, it won't anytime soon. Took it back to GameStop the next day.
Pretty Good! :)
I read some reviews before I purchased this game, and to tell you the truth, I wasn't sure what to expect. That being said, the review that I read was completely wrong. This game is fun!!! The controls as well as the way the camera follows your aircraft around are a little wacky, I will admit, however, the game is just fun. It comes with helicopter missions, fighter jet missions, bombing to combats, to shooting at Viet-Cong on the ground. I am very pleased with this purchase. The graphics are phenomenal which is one big reason why I like it. (Flying Sims that have bad ground graphics I do not like) Sounds are one downfall!!! The cannons on your plane sound a little cheesy. I'm not sure how to explain, but it just doesn't sound like a cannon should. Another thing is the loud yell that a Viet-Cong belts out when he gets shot and dies, like a loud jungle man cry. Gameplay is an 8 because depending on how low your are to the ground when you drop a bomb, it will blow your plane up as well. There are just some little things that gets on your nerves when you play and annoys the heck out of at least me when I'm playing and it happens to me. So I think this game scored a solid 9 out of 10 on it. Way to go Kalypso Games!