I have been a HUGE ace combat fan on the PS/2 and the good one on the xbox 360. There’s one on PS/3 (or four?) I missed and one I thought really sucked. Anyway, looking forward to getting this one on PC.
Anyone gotten it on PS4 or XBONE? How is it? How does it compare to the PS/2 classics?
For the one they released on the 360, they had a bundle with a HOTAS configuration. My brother bought that version. So that’s the only time I’ve used a HOTAS setup in a game. I didn’t enjoy it. I’d much rather have access to a keyboard on the left hand. And that joystick on the right hand was designed for hands way bigger than mine, I much prefer the Microsoft Sidewinder line. The one that came with the 360 Ace Combat was more like the Logitech ones where I was always uncomfortable.
So I have no idea if Ace Combat 7 supports HOTAS, but I would assume so.
That’s why I love Ace Combat. They sure know how to bring a bit of romance to flying, not just dry interface and Tom Clancy techno-babble (although it also has plenty of those). Do other flying games start with a gratuitous picture of the sky and a monologue on its color?
On the other hand, more than half of the enemy planes are just drones now. I guess Ace Combat is keeping up with the times… but that’s just a bit boring, isn’t it? Drones have literally no personality. Where are all the mercenary squads from Zero or those evil Nazis Belkans?
Multiplayer is PvP only, which is a missed opportunity. It should have some PvE missions like Ace Combat Infinity. Otherwise, why would you ever bring an attacker or anti-ship missiles and such? On the other hand, multiplayer matches are quick and give good money for either single or multiplayer items, so it’s a pretty fun mode. Plus, most multiplayer trophies are based on games played and not insane levels of achievement (remember that game with a trophy for being no.1 ranked player in the world?), so it’s a nice way to encourage participation.
Reading this thread I am confused: I never played it either and I always assumed this was a silly series of game mixing After Burner and Robotech… and yet there is talk of HOTAS, romacing the sky… So they aren’t arcade games?
Edit: and the recommandation is for a PS2 game, the only console I have plugged in, so I guess I should just go hunt that one down and see for myself!
I, uh, sure I guess. You’re really going to play every single game?
I mean, most games are set in their own world, “Strangereal”, (which is totally not a pastiche of our own with a few anime mega war machines added in) and there is some continuity, but it’s not some grand story you need to play every game to really “get”.