Rated 0 out of 10
by acemasterx38 Epic!!!
this game looks amazing. from the actual real life locations to the amazing detail on the multiplayer map. i just hope it wont be a let down from Ace combat 6's story. i mean if i want a game i want it to have an amazing story line that doesnt involve having 16 missions. do something like 25+ missions like in ace combat 5 you know. Ive also checked the DLC for this game and i must say that ive heard a rumor that the CFA-44 nosferatu will be released as a DLC along side the Games Super plane "ASF-X Shinden II" i just hope they bring back the X-02, ADF-01 FALKEN, ADFX-01 MORGAN and the XFA-37 "Game" and XFA-27
Rated 2 out of 10 by RagingCypher Call of Duty: Air Warfare.
Don't bother with this game if you've played ANY of the other games. There are turret sequences, helicopters (With terrible controls), and the entire game focuses around a system that basically makes the game an on-rails shooter. The graphics are great, the soundtrack is great as usual, but the gameplay is poorly thought out, and the "Realistic storyline" goes against the entire point of Ace Combat games. Not to mention the fact that the final boss can ONLY be killed using the on-rails system, and the fact that several quick time events (Never before seen in an AC game) will KILL you and leave you forced to continue from a checkpoint. This is not the way Ace Combat should be, and i'm glad they listened and went back to the old style with Ace Combat Infinity. Long time fans: Get it cheap, play it once, put it in your collection and never talk about it with anyone. Newcomers, avoid entirely, this game isn't worth the money.
Rated 3 out of 10 by gamer202 long time fans will hate.
long time fans that have been playin ace combat from the start will be largely dissopointed.the entire game consists of dogfights and annouying missle evations, sure the first few missions are a blast but later each level seems to drown on and on. each mission lasts much too long, leaving you bored after the first 3/4 of the way thrue each mission. The story is ok but the ending leaves you wanting more and well, expecting more. the sound is definetly spot on and make you beleave that you are actually in the jet with the character. the graphics are also spot on and look like actual places in the world like paris and africa etc. but after the fisrt few missions they begin to drag on and on, and begin to last too long, and make you want to just stop playing and look at the ending on youtube. good sound and graphics cant make up for boreing gameplay, average story, and most importantly, a bad ending that makes you mad you put up with all these problems just to see a short and bad ending.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Ercole When will it get here?
It seems like this game will keep getting pushed back. I am really looking forward to this game. I am a bit nervous about the decision they made to add choppers, I just hope they did it right. Ace Combat has always been a JET FLIGHT GAME!!! Not a chopper one. Anyway, some of the videos I've seen look good, but also it seems they are making a lot of changes to the game play. It seems they are using some ideals from HAWX. While I like HAWX, I like the ACE Series a lot better. I just hope they don't mess this one up. I also wonder if when the release date gets closer if they will announce a Special Edition of this game like they did with Ace Combat 6 and the Flight stick. If so, I can see myself picking it up. I am still mad at myself for not doing so with ACE 6. Maybe if they don't make a special Edition, they may make a flight stick for it. Who knows. To bad you can't use a PC USB Flight stick on the 360. Ah well, anyway I am looking forward to getting this game, taking to the skies, and blowing up everything I get in missile lock.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Ieatpigeons Blatantly awful
I have always been fan of the ace combat series, until now. This game is bad in my perspective. Each mission follows the exact same path, shoot something in the sky, blow up stuff on the ground. Placing the campaign in the real world was a big mistake, I found it more intriguing when it was placed in a hypothetical unreal world. Ace combat 5 is definitely the best one ever made, too bad its on ps2 not Xbox. I really dont enjoy that they put multiplayer in to it. First off, it stinks, second it takes up disc space for a more intense, interesting, and longer campaign. This only had like 10 missions that were all identical. The campaign is kinda childish in a way. Your just fighting a bunch of russian criminals and Somali pirates with jets. What?!!!! Really? The only good things I have to say are that the soundtrack is decent. The only addition from other ace combat games is the asm/dfm modes. They add a bit of intensity to a bad game. This game is not worth it's price.. Long time fans of the ace combat series will be seriously dissapointed
Rated 8 out of 10 by sabre30 good, but lacking...
i'll be honest with you guys. up until now, i've never played an ace combat game. until this came out, i was playing blazing angels and apache air assault, so i had pretty high expectations. it was pretty awesome, as far as the story, the missions were pretty good, but this is the one fighter pilot game i have played in my life where you can't roll! the helicopter gameplay isn't as smooth as i wanted it to be, either. if my rotors hit a building, then there would be more than a chink, and if my plane hit something, it wouldn't bounce off. aside from that, the graphics were great. it lacks difficulty though. i put it on the hardest difficulty, and beat it in three days. honestly, i think there are better fighter pilot games out there, but ace combat does have it's perks, like dogfight mode. that was one of the things that kept this game alive. however, you steer almost automatically, which can be helpful at times, and annoying at others. project aces has some work to do, and i hope they listen to their fans' advice, because the fans have important things to say.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Setherson A new step for Bandai-Namco
Ace Combat AH is a very different approach than what Bandai-Namco have done in the past. There are a variety of new modes that have not been in Ace Combat games before. Some are very good, such as the AC-130 and B-2 gameplay. Others can be frustrating such as the attack helicopter gameplay. It will take most players a lot of time to become used to this new mode, which still needs some work in my opinion. The fighter gameplay is not what I expected. The dogfight mode is almost forced upon players to get kills online, but in campaign it can be disregarded for experienced Ace Combat players. These new modes definitely can be a new way to go for Bandai-Namco, but according to most players, they think its the wrong way. I personally think they did a good job for turning to a complete new gameplay style. There is less feel of realism and more of an arcade simulation than in former titles. If this had been their styles all along, this would have been a poor job, but for it being the first, they did a decent job on this one. I want to see what they have in store for the next game: reality, or arcade?
Rated 2 out of 10 by mike71089 Major letdown for longtime fans
Throughout the years i have logged countless Ace Combat Hours starting with shattered skies and i have to say if your a long time fan of the series this game is nothing like the other classics. "DFM" mode is chaotic and you really have no idea whats going on and i honestly find the graphics a step down from fires of liberation. The helicopter combat is fun but honestly that was about the only part i actually enjoyed. I dont know what they were thinking with this game but it just didnt work for me. There is no epic squadron you battle against or the mighty belkan air force...nothing even close to comparing to Stonehenge. I feel as if they veered off from what Ace Combat really was. Ive played through the game 4 times now and i still find very little joy in it. So the overall verdict: long time fans at least give it a shot maybe its just me...but i feel let down by project aces.
Rated 1 out of 10 by HMGamer101 Helpful review
i didnt like ace combat Assault Horizon becuse i thought that it was repedative and the missions were much too long, but for new ace combat fans they will probably disagree. I thought that the gameplay was good in all but consisted of only dogfights and missle evation. on the other hand new fans will probably think its fun and probably like it, but thats for you too descide. i thought that the graphics were better when you were the pilot of a helocopter rather than flying in a jet, dont get me wrong the graphics were still good its just you can tell they put alot more time in the graphics for explosions and jets than the environment that you fly over. but still the graphics are good just not crysis 2 or battlefield 3 graphics. the sound is for the most part great but the sound effects for explosions and gun shots are better than the voice acting, for instence some of the voices sound alot alike and not very unique, but still for the most part good. In my opionon the missions were alot alike and got boreing after awhile, but still they were exciteing and others might like ace combat assault horizon so give it a try.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Mikeydjs If you're an AC fan, don't bother............
I've been following this series since it's debut on the Playstation, and there has never been another game that has always gotten me excited for the next release! Until now...... I will hand it to the developers on this installment of the Ace series, the artwork and sound are truly amazing! But the story sucks, and the gameplay has completely changed. Instead of other "flight sim" arcade games trying for years to live up to the Ace titles, it seems that the makers have now tried to live up to any other game out there. Ace Combat used to set the standard for other flight sims to strive to, and the popularity of this series was second to none! And though I love that Bandai has attempted to add to the gameplay and expand it's horizons a little, I feel they went to far and away from the feel of the series. If you're a long time Ace Combat fan expecting another taste of what you've been excited about in the past don't bother, you'll only find dissappointment and wonder of how much the trade-in value will be for this at Gamestop. If you are new to the series, or just like flight sims and aren't expecting much, this is the flight sim for you. Simply put for this game, EPIC FAIL!!!!!!