After reading everything and seeing clips of the gameplay plus the 1st mission, I am dissapointed in this game. I wish they weren't like TreyArch in changing the COD series.
1. Instead of following the alternative series plotline, the game now takes place in the real world where you fight in the NATO alliance against a Russian threat. 2. Taking control of helicopters and bombers? How can that be apart of Ace Combat when the previous games were about fighters? 3. You have to hold down on a button to lock on a target with short range missiles and wait for a circle to appear so you can get a good shot? Why? You have to get within a certain range to get a lock on? 4. When firing a gun, it zooms in on the side of the plane is going on around you. 5. I don't see a wingman option in this game..or the ability to use different types of planes for a mission
The damage looks more realistic which is okay. Guess it should have been for the PC series as well.
Anyways, I am dissapointed that there wasn't a 7th game.
What would be a better AC game is if we get to see the pilots you played like Mobius 1, Blaze, Galm 1, and Garuda 1 all together and they fight against an enemy who seems unstoppable. Perhaps some allies and enemies from the past games would be in the game as well.
Wow you apparently didn't do much reading about this game, let me break it down for you:
1- It is supposed to be more realistic so they are using real world settings and the producer said so in many interviews. 2- The addition of bombers and helis provide something new from the old fashioned fighter jets exclusive game. Also they are changing things around to give the series a "Rebirth" 3- No, you don't have to hold down a button to get a lock on, like I said do a little more reading on the game than just watching gameplay footage and you'll know whats going on with the circle and button commands. 4- When firing a gun or even shooting missiles it zooms in to give this fast paced feeling and eliminates the pixel shooting in previous games. 5- They only revealed little about the game, so there might be a wingman command options, also they are yet to release more info on MP portion of the game.
I think you're jumping the gun assuming you won't be able to pick planes for missions. Just because they tend to only show the F-22 in gameplay doesn't mean much. It's not the first time the F-22 has gotten the spotlight from an advertising standpoint.
Yeah I don't particularly like that they're giving it a real world setting either, but I'm grudgingly prepared to get used to it. Also don't like the sound of the camera angle changing when you use certain weapons, but it could be cool.
The zoom in feature was in the last Ace Combat game, you fire a missle, hold down the button and the camera follows. It's a really nice touch for those that want to see the explosions up close, but it was optional, and while holding down the button, the AI took over flying till you got back in the cockpit. Ace pilot's can mean heli pilots and bomber pilots, doesn't just designate fighter pilots. Plus why would they take away the ability to choose your plane, and from what I've seen you'll be able to customize the look of your plane(decal, paint,etc.) Hopefully we'll find out more as the game nears release.