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ASSAULT HORIZON - IMPRESSIONS AND REVIEW


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CayceG

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Because I know a ton of you will have the game early in the day tomorrow, I expect that you will also post about it.

And since I'll be watching the chaos from my desk at work until 5PM, I don't want to have to wade through thread after thread of bullshit.



So if you have a mini review or some impressions of ACAH, post them here.
Post what's good. Post what's bad. Confirm some fears we have. Refute the others we have.

Just do it all HERE. In THIS thread.
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Good plan. I'll be observing the release from FL060. I have a narrow window to pick up the game on release day, yet alone play it.

Enjoy, guys.
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Good plan. I'll be observing the release from FL060. I have a narrow window to pick up the game on release day, yet alone play it.

Enjoy, guys.


*sigh* Ill be over there with the chainsaw to give you a bigger window
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I've only got one class tomorrow, so I should be able to pick it up around 10:30 and spend some time with it. I'll edit my post with first impressions when I play a little.
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*sits in AP Biology class and stares frustratingly at clock*

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*Topic Pinned for the time being*



As for my 1st impressions. I'm now into the 4th mission and am finding it difficult to shoot anyone down without engaging DFM. Even non TGT LEADS. It seems to me that unless your directly behind them a missile fired is simply dodged. I'm even having difficulty initiating a counter maneuver. Which is odd because I have at least 4-5 hours in that damn demo. Used it seamlessly in the demo, in-game however I'm struggling to get it to function. Don't know why. But I'm sure I'll get it down.

It's agitating me to say the least. :(

The game overall despite the difficulty I seem to be having above seems to be fantastic. It's the first AC where I'm even watching the cutscenes!
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Maybe try a lower difficulty?
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Maybe try a lower difficulty?

Lower difficulty? Blaze, there is no difficulty lower than Hard. :P
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Yeah so far, no reason to start anywhere else but Elite. Better have good reflexes or CRA is going to be annoying at times, because you're going to need to be shadowing every move of an enemy to make the most out of CRA. Mostly it just takes some getting the hang of, and experience will definitely determine the outcome of any dogfight, no luck here. :)

So far, badass. And the soundtrack... <3
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Lower difficulty? Blaze, there is no difficulty lower than Hard. :P

Lol true ;) although I always start on normal so that I have an extra playthrough to do ;)

P.S. Add me again on PSN. Didn't know it was you lol.
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A quick change to my previous post. The difficulty early on seems to have disappeared and am now having no problems at all engaging either TGT Leads or Regular Joe's. Also have finally re-mastered the Quick Maneuver stuff.

God I'm loving this game!
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I have to say, I LOVE how intense the missions are! I actually feel like I'm inclined to save my wingmen. The CRA actually makes dogfights a lot more hectic, I'm loving it.
Another thing I found interesting is how the flight computer will give out alerts in the language of its respective nation

Edited by Windsaber, 11 October 2011 - 02:52 PM.

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The game was/is incredible.
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Another review:



Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - AC130 Gameplay



PS: Full Ac130 Mission
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Welp, seems I'll have to wait a few days more for the game to arrive in my part of the world. I'll try not to visit here that often for the fear of spoilers, but I feel that I have to ask the people who've got it already:

In the most general, non-spoilerish terms, just how retarded is the plot? Is it the same ultranationalist russians trying to stir shit up plot we've all came to hate?


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http://www.gameinfor...way-to-fly.aspx a solid 8.25 guys!
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Welp, seems I'll have to wait a few days more for the game to arrive in my part of the world. I'll try not to visit here that often for the fear of spoilers, but I feel that I have to ask the people who've got it already:

In the most general, non-spoilerish terms, just how retarded is the plot? Is it the same ultranationalist russians trying to stir shit up plot we've all came to hate?



Pretty much, its not bad though. It jumps around a lot
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Seems kinda pointless customizing your AC-130U's paint job when all you ever get to see is the targetting reticle.
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God damn fucking AC-130 mission, this is mike my Bastion of ACZ, which might possibly make me set it to a lower difficulty level...I am on veteran and I was fine with all other missions, but this first AC-130, has made me fucking rage....how can one hit all those sams with such a shaky camera?!

*edit* wow, after two retries after posting this, I finally beat it with some god given luck, it should not take 30 minutes to beat one AC-130 mission...

Edited by Snake, 11 October 2011 - 05:50 PM.

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God damn fucking AC-130 mission, this is mike my Bastion of ACZ, which might possibly make me set it to a lower difficulty level...I am on veteran and I was fine with all other missions, but this first AC-130, has made me fucking rage....how can one hit all those sams with such a shaky camera?!


I hear you, brother. This game is balls hard.
Beyond The Canals was a nice breather mission after Rush. Holy Crap, Rush.
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