Rated 9 out of 10 by Miz So far so good
Well upon reading the other review about the flight stick not having an L1 & R1 buttons I think that the flight stick uses yaw (rotating the stick left/right) are in turn used as L1/R1. So I think it does have the keys after all. However, I do wonder if 1. The flight stick for ACE COMBAT 6 can be used with HAWX or if the HAWX stick can be used with ACE COMBAT (only applies to the 360) or for the PS3 if it can be used for BLAZING ANGELS 1 & 2. Anyway, I'm not to keen on getting this cause I feel it will not make a diff. with the game and may only make it harder. At any rate the game is fun none the less. I only wish you could do the moves that are done if 3rd person (i.e. the assist off to where you can do steep turns and all) while in 1st person view. Other then that so far I have no complaints. And I would suggest this game to others. Though in MHO I don't feel it is as good as ACE COMBAT 6. (I gave the length a 10 but I have not beat it yet so I am unsure if the game is long or short.
Rated 0 out of 10 by lxSiNiSTeRxl By far the BEST
Hawks is by far the best fighter aviation game I've ever played in ps3. Graphics wise, I'd say 10/10 compared to Blazing Angels, the sonic boom effects which looks a bit realistic and the ERS(whenever prompted) is a big help for newbie pilots. Flight controls is 10/10 for me because this is how to control a real fighter plane. For example, in order to turn the jet to the right, you have to roll it sidewards to the right then pull the stick back. Another thing is the directions YAW which is important in real life flight(so you don't roll the jet over too much). What I like the most about this game is the flight assistance, and the variations of weapons which can be used with different purposes. The only flaw that I see in this game is the bug when a jet goes through a thick cloud, the jet turns into a triangular stick box that I've observed on the demo (maybe they've fixed it). The voice commands feature is a plus that somewhat makes you feel like a real pilot. Can't w8 for my F-22 Raptor!
Rated 5 out of 10 by wastintime Not a real flight sim, and not Ace Combat
The idea was great... this could have been a great game, but for me it's pretty much worthless without it's multi-player side. The storyline is terrible and way too short, all of the single player missions are far too easy, off mode only has one bizarre, virtually useless, camera angle, To top it off, you can't even get all of the same views that you can in the Ace Combat series, which renders the superb graphics almost useless. Couple this with the many glaring inaccuracies like F-14s having ailerons instead of spoilers and it just makes for a very hokey game. If you've got a few hours to kill rent it, but if you ever enjoyed true flight sims like Falcon 4.0 or F-15 strike eagle III this will infuriate you more than the standard console based "flight sims" I guess HAWX has followed in the foot steps of the rainbow six games... they're no longer challenging, thought and FPS intensive, like when they were on PC, now they're just cheesy console games.
Rated 9 out of 10 by JohnnyD You'll have your hair on fire....
I wasn't sure about this game, but it seemed to get above average reviews, so i gave it a shot, and I'm very glad I did. I really like the graphics and sound. The missions are challenging, but not impossible. There is a large number of varied aircraft to choose from, with the ability to use different types of weapons. There is a COD4 type level up system. You rank up as you earn experience from various mission objectives, as well as PS3 trophies. The unassisted flight controls are a little tough to get used to. It is not the typical behind the fighter or in the cockpit view, rather a third person from the side and rear of the aircraft. You can easily switch back and forth from this view and the standard assisted, which is behind the aircraft. I find myself using both for different targets. Unassisted works well for dogfights where assisted is great for tough to reach ground targets. I highly recommend this game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BigO GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!!
Yeah it's like that! Everything about this game is AWSOME! The graphics are top notch and the gameplay is intense. I've read reviews from die hard Ace Combat fans on how this game is lacking in certain areas, particularly raggin on the "assistance off" mode. Personaly, I think this mode was very a nice touch. Granted it takes some practice at first, but once you've mastered this mode you'll have the edge in any dogfight.The story line is better than AC as well. It's Tom Clancy so it takes place in the future of "our Earth" and not some fake alternate reality earth with fake continients and made up nationalities. I also like the leveling up system to earn more planes and weapons. The single player mode is a little short ,but the co-op mode and versus modes are really good and give the game it's replay value. Bottom line, if you like AC and combat flight sims in general, you will really enjoy this game!!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by KommBatt ACE Combat it is NOT
HAWX does a great job right from the start of letting the gamer start destroying targets. The controls while in "safe mode" are straight forward and typical of the genre. The graphics, while very good, suffer in comparison to the latest version of ACE COMBAT (6). In addition to the graphics not being quite as good as I had hoped, the maneuverability of the airplanes in "safe mode" leave something to be desired. Taking the airplane off "safe mode" allows for some very cool dogfighting maneuvers, however, the angle of the third person view (the only view allowed in off "safe mode") is a bit odd and takes some real practice to use efficiently. Much like Mr. Clancy's first Ghost Recon, which suffered in comparison to later versions, I believe this game to be a good one but not at all the best which Ubisoft is capable. The game is fun and offers significant challenges. A variety of jets are offered rather quickly after just a few missions. I certainly would recommend the game. I do hope that more refined sequels of this game are produced in the future. Overall I'd give it a B+.
Rated 4 out of 10 by pro race driver/expert gamer/analyzerrr Uh...it's an Arcade Flight Game, not a sim people.
What did I just play? Yeah its fun, but its extremely rough around the edges. The demo mission was of better quality than the actual mission (video of people talking didn't match up), most of the time the audio says "target missed" even tho I nailed it. You destroy the SAM site at the same time as convoy aircraft enter the zone, but its a mission failed because they entered the zone. It's definitely NOT the best combat flight sim ever, I don't know where you can get that from. just because it comes with a joystick and has great scenery doesn't mean its a great flight sim. The assistance off mode is very annoying, and nothing like flying a real jet. It's an ARCADE FLYER, NOT A SIM PEOPLE! Look elsewhere (which is nowhere) for the latest in flight combat sims...you'll have to wait 'til there is another janes f18 or falcon 4.0. if you are really wanting a sim and not an arcade game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by TW_Gringo Not Tom Clancys
I just watched the trailers for this game and it looks like another Clancy name was slapped on a game without much thought to reality, which is kinda what Clancy was known for. The graphics look great and the game might be pretty fun but the designers didn't seem to pay much attention to logic or correct weapon usage. In the video they show a tank being painted with a laser by soldiers from the opposite side the Rafale is attacking from, the Rafale, or its weapons, wouldn't be able to see the laser. The Rafale also shoots the tank with an AIM-9 Sidewinder, which is an air-air missile that wouldn't kill a tank. Then on another video a jet fires a laser guided bomb, looks similar to GBU-12, at a set of tanks, problem is that its a bomb and not a missile, but the designers made it fire like a missile anyway. The designers could have spent about an hour and figured out simple things like this. Tom Clancy's name being slapped on is irrelevant, he clearly had no input or he's lost his mind. As long as you don't care about correctness this game looks like it might be fun. It is a game after all, not a sim.
Rated 10 out of 10 by killjoi_jixer greatest fighter pilot game ever!!!!!
Before I bought H.A.W.X I read some of the reviews on this site because they are 9 outof 10 times accurate. So i went out and bought it because there hasnt really been too many games like this one. From the moment I turned it on I was extremely impressed with everything including online. Being able to do missions with three other is fun and you level up just like COD4 even when your just doing campaign. The story line is very impressive especially with the graphics as there is a little more than I wanted, but you were never left guessing "what am I supposed to do now". During every mission there are objectives and once you complete one they effectivley tell you what to do next. The sound is amazing especially when you break the sound barrier and with all of the explosions. The environments are destrucable and makes the game just that much better. There are also tuns of jets to pilot very acurate stats, and there are different unlockable wepons packages. The only thing I really didnt like is that there are only certain jets that you can use for a certain mission. Besides that I would definatley reccommend this game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Topgun145 It's a good game
I bought this game yesterday, and played for several hours. Game graphics are superb, which I do care the most. Lot of Planes to choose, Migs, F16s even F35, Pahntoms etc. Game is not that easy even a normal mode give you hard time to pass a stage which is good. But Overall I would say this games is awsome and recomend every person to buy this. I was very keen to get this game and see how it goes. Specially this is the first airplane game PS3 release. I has nice features like you can command your wingman to attack or defend you. Also very good feature of slecting mutiple target at the same time, which no game offer before. One small thing I did not like about this game is it did not allow you to use any pane for any mission, you have to choose only specific planes for specific mission. But overall the game no doubt A+.