|All of us Flight Action fanatics know Ace Combat series. As far as I remember once it was the
best flight action game, when it used to release on PSOne. Of course with new rivals like Hwax
it feels a tougher field to compete these days. Current generation has seen two version of this series,
The first was released in the beginning of generation exclusive on X360 and has a good selling.
And the second one "Ace Combat: Assault Horizon" which released on Oct 11\2011 for both PS3 and X360 consoles.
There are lot's of changes in the Assault Horizon, But the only change that can attract your
attention more is "dfm" system that let you chase the enemy fighter in an action pursuit and evasion
and then destroy it.
Well, maybe lot's of people don't like this new mode but consider this if they had used the previous mode
we had to complaint to the developers for it. But don't forget applying this system has made
the game cinematic and added a decent action and made it easier to chase your foe fighters.
The second change made in the game is adding another war machine, a "Helicopter".
But that's not a good feature at all. You even can call it as a the biggest mistake made by developers.
This new feature made TERRIBLY! actually they just proved how they suck at making a Helicopter simulation.
When for the first time you start controlling the helicopter, it takes over 5 or 6 minutes even more to learn it.
That's just a ridiculous thing with an awful camera that annoys your eyes and gives you a headache.
It would be much better if they had put shooting by helicopter instead of controlling it.
It's even an imitation of a mission from Call of Duty Modern Warfare series.
Changes aside, If we want to speak about game's Gameplay and Graphic, The game's graphic hasn't had
a significant change at all. But adding cinematic scenes is a good point.
The Gameplay is almost average. Some innovations were good but adding the helicopter part to the game was a fail.
The only positive thing is controlling your fighter gives the sense of controlling your a real plane.
Sound has worked good, it's acceptable.
But Music is average. Some them musics are good but actually doesn't fit the game's
atmosphere. it's sometime emotional. This game needs an epic and tough music but it's too elegant.
Anyway I think this game still can make some of fans satisfied but there are so many things that
should have attended by developers. some defects should have been cared and as mentioned adding controlling the helicopter was an epic fail.