You know, I came upon this game in the $20 bin (PS2) and I figured I would get it as a gift for my roomate for Christmas. Of course, I gave it to him early, since we are both going to be gone. I thought it would be good for a mild diversion, and I knew he liked fighter games, because he had Top Gun for the PS2... Holy crap, then I played it.... this is one damned fun game! The graphics are great, the story is decent (it is not animated, it is presented as a series of sketches with a narrator telling a story) , and it is really damned easy to control. It actually has got me to put down Smackdown for the last week... Has anyone else played this game?
Haven't played it, but your review of the game is one of several overwhelmingly positive reviews I've heard... so I'll have to check this mother out. Even though I'm not normally a fan of fighter pilot games.
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Yep, I picked it up at the local Wal-Mart for $20 bucks, too. Definately one of the better non-Greatest Hits games that you can get for that price! If you haven't checked it out, stop waiting, and GET IT!
"If I were you, I'd put that beer down!" "If you were me, you'd be drunk. Why the hell should I listen to a drunk?"
Yeah- well, I finally went through and beat the damned thing, and I have to say, I am impressed. Beating the snot out of "Yellow Squadron" was definitly cool after all the build-up they got in the game. And they did a great job of making them damned near indestructible, but beat-able if you use your head. I tried charging them head-on in my F-15 Advance, just like I did all of the other CPU jets, and they started to waste me. I managed to kill only one, and I was up to 87% damage and my "Missile Warning" alerts were constantly going off, so I ran like hell. The trick was to peel them off one at a time and take them out. After you beat it, the "mission select" option pops up, as well as some skill missions and the option to go through the game again with your money and aircraft continuing on. I might do that again because I really was never able to get all of the planes... I really was hoping to do some tank-busting in an A-10... I highly recommend the game...
All this, plus SHINY LETTERS on the packaging. Great game so far. GTA copycat? Of course. But there are shitty knock-off wannabes (True Crime, about 300 other pieces of crap), and then there are clones that throw in improvements here and there.