As far as I know nobody has mentioned the scenario I've come up with, however the idea itself is not my won original idea. This is also my first post on this site so hello everyone.
I would like to see an Ace Combat game taking place earlier in the 20th century, around the time you would see F-100 Super Sabers, F-104 Starfighters, F-8 Crusaders, A-3 Skywarriors, basically a Vietnam era Ace Combat or heck let's take this further and go as far back as Korea with F-86 Sabers and MIG-15's.
Now where would a game of this nature take place? From what we know about Strangereal we have little information about the Verusan continent compared to the rest, just Yuktobania, Sotoa, and the nation of Verusa itself. We could use this game to explore that continent, as we don't have any games that really dive into detail about it except AC5 and that game only mentions the three I've already listed. Also there is a fan made map of Strangereal that's heavily detailed but not cannon, however I am using it as a basis.
So, a Cold War era AC game taking place on an almost blank continent. What war is happening? There got to be some kind of war or wars going on in an AC game. Basically Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet-Afghan War. So here's the idea I've got.
Osea and Yuktobania are superpowers emerging from a Strangereal Great Depression, caused by the two Osean Wars fought by Belka and Osea. Initially only limited to the Osean continent it traveled to Verusa where Yuktobania was the hardest one hit by this crisis. While Osea got out similar to FDR's "New Deal," Yuktobania went through basically the Russian Revolution creating the Union of Yuktobania Republics. The two are at odds due to there ideological differences and so basically the Cold War as we knew it is happening. To counter the influence Osea has on its namesake continent Yuktobania attempts to assert themselves on Verusa. Unfortunately this doesn't go entirely to plan and this is where the game (possibly games) beings. Also if you know about the map I'm talking about that will really help. I believe this is the correct link. http://i.imgur.com/frNyH.jpg
You are a pilot of the Islamic European Union. You have just helped fight off the Yuk invasion of your neighbor the Islamic Emirate of Karabastan (This could be another game in and of itself). Your ally the Islamic Republic of Sotoa is going through a Civil War, caused by the attempted takeover of the communists supported by Yuktobania. Although the communists failed in the Coup they have gathered enough forces for all out war, and so have launched an offensive to take over the country. Sotoa has lost almost all of its territory to the rebels and now your country the IEU has decided to intervene along with direct support from the Osean Federation. After months of fighting the IEU, Osea, and Sotoa have pushed back the communists only to have Yuktobania itself intervene in the war. This move forces the allied nations to call for a peace conference before the entire country falls to Yuktobania. Much of Sotoa is lost and divided into 3 (now 5) countries. Sotoa, the Central Sotoan Republic (Originally the People's Republic of Sotoa before its own Civil War in 1991. Which created the nations of Central Sotoa, the Republic of the Levant, and the Kingdom of Rasheedi Tamudia), and the Federation of South Sotoa (the occupied land Osea tired to give back to Sotoa but Yuktobania refused to let it happen, the Yuks had a lot of sway in this peace conference so they made Osea create another country).
After the debacle that was the Sotoan Civil War many in the IEU believed intervention is no longer an option. However, this changed when War breaks out in Verusa, another ally of the Islamic European Union. Initially a kingdom that ruled everything to the South of Yuktobania, it's power rivaled that of its Northern neighbor. While the Communist uprising was successful in creating the People's Republic of Verusa many nation states broke away in the process. As a reward and in advanced payment for helping out the Yuks annexed some of Versua's Northern territory. 4 nations had broken away from Verusa, the Republics of Romney and Kaluga, the Democratic Republic of Clavis, and the Khanate of Valga. Osea and the European Union finally intervened when the situation seemed all but lost to the rebels and when reports started coming in about how Verusa went full Vietnam when it came to treatment of POWs. After a year has passed the Yuks have been pushed back and in the peace conference they are forced to recognize Romney, Kaluga, Clavis, and Valga as independent from the People's Republic of Verusa (Sadly Clavis won't remain democratic for long because the communists win in the election and create the Socialist Republic of Clavis while the democrats flee to the western Island reinstating the Democratic Republic of Clavis. However the two Clavis are known to the world simply as East and West Clavis).
Wow that was a lot to write about. I think I decided to outline the plot for an entire trilogy of games instead of just one there. Now, of coarse like I said earlier you will have access to Vietnam era aircraft leading up to the 4th gens like the F-15, F-16. SU-27, MIG-29 and so on. There won't be any 5th gens so don't expect an F-22 or T-50 to appear. Before these wars started the IEU was receiving support from Osea to build up its military and stole designs from Yuktobania. That's why you will have access to both sides aircraft. The role the player will play will be just like any other game, however it will have a mix of wing-man and solo missions. Initially beginning with a full squadron then ending with the playing being the only survivor. As you are a formal soldier in a country's military the Ace Gauge won't be returning, however I am thinking about more of a "Support Gauge" if you will. Depending on your actions in battle you will have different interactions and support from your allies. To change this Gauge there will be certain events during a battle that will influence how the rest of that battle and subsequent battles turn out. Something like how ACX did the missions, where if you destroy something here this battle is easier but you let something escape to a different area of the map in the process and must deal with it in a different fashion than normal. I loved that feature and would like to see it return to the franchise again.
So what kind of lineup would we expect from each of these games. The first one, the Yuk Invasion of Karabastan, will be gunfights with Post-WWII jets and Korean War aircraft. The only real AtG capable aircraft here will be the bombers so fighters wont play multi-roles again. This game will have missions that are either just dog-fighting or bombing, and the multi-role missions wont come until the second game. The second game, The Sotoan Civil War, will have the interwar aircraft between Korea and Vietnam and possibly early Vietnam. The third game, the Verusan War of Subjugation, will have Vietnam aircraft and 4th gens. In all these games you could play as bombers because some missions are bomber only, this goes for all three games not just the first game.
What do you guys think of this? Let me know!
Edited by Ghostsniper1701, 18 August 2016 - 09:44 AM.