Rated 1 out of
Don't buy it. Don't need to rent it.
After purchasing the Nintendo Wii I was impressed when I found that the controls can easily be used as a joystick for flight simulation and I quickly purchased 'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII'. I loved the fluid controls and the way that I could control the flight of the aircraft. I didn't even mind that the graphics were not as high-quality as other game systems. Only in realistic mode did I find a flaw with the flight controls; there was no rudder control. So I bought another flight title. I purchased 'Heatseeker' with hopes that the controls would be more realistic. It was fluid but not as smooth as Blazing Angels. Still no rudder control and the plot was kind of awful. I wanted more realistic flight controls with some amazing action and hopefully some good graphics. When I saw Rebel Raiders coming out I thought that maybe it would have some good flight controls and a different futuristic plot. Sadly I was completely disappointed with the game. The flight controls are incredibly terrible. It feels like I am flying a brick. It has similar flight controls as Blazing Angels and Heatseeker in the fact that I control the plane with the nunchuk. However, I cannot change the layout of the controls at all. I do not like the layout of the controls. I want to change the throttle and brake buttons. I want analog throttle response. The little thumb controller on the nunchuk would be perfect but I can't change it. The gameplay is horrible. I really have no understanding of the plot. I guess in the end, I played five or six levels but I had to force myself to try and play this game. I do not think that I can finish it. I don't want to play it anymore. I really liked Blazing Angels. I want the same gameplay with a different plot. Maybe I should buy an XBOX 360 and get Ace Combat 6.
Date published: 2008-10-03