HAWX review

Over half of the challenges for leveling up are based on playing online. And here’s where I suspect I’m going to punch Elvis.

Thumbs down

Practice makes perfect.

I watched this at Tokyo Game Show last year and could have told you it was gonna suck :P

But you didn’t did you? Now look what your silence has brought us.

Aw, that’s harsh. It doesn’t really suck so much as sort of peter out. I do plan to keep dinking around with it from time to time, but I’m not about to actually practice. It’s got a pretty decent “kick back on the couch and just blow stuff up for ten minutes” quality. That will keep it out of the Closet of Lost Games for a while at least.

-Tom

I guess its harsh. Maybe I feel this way because it seemed to be spun as a flight simulator, when there isn’t much realism found in the game. I can’t say I am the only one who wasn’t hyped though. The only reason I saw it at TGS was because it didn’t have 50 people in line for it. Then again, its Japan and there weren’t busty teenage girls in the game. Perhaps it would have been more popular had I gone to a different convention ;)

I found I could get away with two moves: the Top Gun ‘hit the breaks and they fly right by’ and using the vectored thrust to do fishtails.

thats your problem right there

I actually succumbed to Amazon’s $44.99 price tag on this game yesterday, so I’m looking forward to playing it this weekend. I have no plans at all to play multiplayer, so I guess I’ll be missing out on some unlocks, but I can live with that I suppose.

WTF can’t Ace Combat 6 be ported to its RIGHTFUL platform, the PS3???

I have been playing it for a few days and the truth is, it seems to me a bit… boring.

There was some buzz about this awhile back, but I don’t think it was ever confirmed.

It’s too bad about the negative buzz, I was really looking forward to this one.

I think the bashing of this game is undeserved.

Yes, the game is extremely easy in the first half. The EXP and Level system is very shallow and redundant. Assistance-Off camera takes quite a while to get used to.

If you can look past these flaws, it is quite an interesting game right there.

The variety of missions expand in the second half of the game. It includes escorting the Air Force 1, flying through gaps between tightly packed SAM networks, supporting an aircraft carrier group against another.

The depth in tactical also increases as you play on. The choice of weapon becomes more important as circumstances become more cruel. The skill in controlling the plane becomes essential as the enemies are more demanding.

One more thing that I think should be recognized is the landscape texture. It is very well done and I hope the technique will be used in other games in the future.

I played a few missions this weekend and enjoyed myself. I’m still really early on and haven’t even done the Assist Off tutorial yet. I really enjoyed the first mission, which crossed over with GRAW. Very cool.

Tried playing the 360 demo. After a level, I went back to playing Ace Combat 6 for a while. Never looked back…

i’ve heard that there is a mod for the pc version that will unlock all the planes they are selling as dlc on the 360 and ps3 version. does anyone know if this is true or not?

ubisoft isn’t offering the dlc to pc users.

I got a copy of “HAWX” free with the purchase of my i7 920 CPU (NewEgg deal).

Glad it was free, because even with the 920, 6 GB DDR3 RAM and a GTX 260, the ground effects, when cranked up, can be choppy (1920x1200)

Plus, like others have said, once you blow #$%^ up a few times, it grows stale rather quickly.

I may play it again tonight…

one more time.

Choppy on a new i7? That’s pretty sobering.

that is odd infinity. your gfx drivers up to date?