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- Choose to fly the Su-27 Flanker, EF-2000 Typhoon, F-5E Tiger II, F-1 Kai/Kaizen, F-2A Banshee, F-14D Super Tomcat, MiG-31 and more
- Multiple game modes - Shoot Out, Base Attack, Air Superiority, Beacon Battle, Escort Mission, and more
- Wireless multiplayer action with (or against) up to four people)
- See how you compare to other pilots with the Ace Ranking System
- Different paint schemes
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Top Customer Reviews
I'd definitely say that the graphics are pretty for the PSP. Compared to other PSP games, I don't think you'll be disappointed. The music and sound are also crisp and clean.
The storyline takes place with cutscenes and work well with the story. Graphics are good and the VO is not hokey. Always a plus.
There are 15 missions approximately but some of the missions change based on what decisions you make in the game. That leads up to some decent replay value.
Speaking of replay value, you'll find yourself wanting to replay the game again. The first time through, you'll be struggling to have enough credits to buy more than one plane at a time. But the second time through, you can play with some of the more sophisticated planes. I remember struggling with some of the earlier missions that I breezed through with a better plane.
Some of the game play gets a little bit redundant. Flying against some of the harder fighters turns into nothing more than 10 minutes of circling and trying to get a decent missile lock. Not that I've wanted to stop playing but it does get a little bit frustrating. I've found that I've enjoyed the ground missions more where I get some more variety in what I get to shoot.
Overall, I'm very happy with the title.
Ace Combat is, in general, a flying game involving modern style airplanes of a wide variety - F15, F18, F22, A10 and so on. You fly with a few wingmen, fighting for a fictional country against its enemy. The game is made up of a series of missions, sometimes air to air, sometimes air to ground, sometimes over sea, sometimes over cities.
The PSP version is less linear and more strategic. You can choose which territory to work on next. On the other hand, you don't have any control over your wingmen in this version - they usually try to stick close to you, but you can't issue them orders or outfit their planes.
The graphics are rather good for PSP abilities. They have anime style cut scenes but they are non-moving, stationary images. If you had to compare the in game graphics they would fall somewhere between Ace Combat 3 and Ace Combat 4. Oddly, the game doesn't do a good job of showing "how fast" you are going, with the portrayal of objects around you. So it can be hard to judge distances or dogfighting situations.
The sound is on the tinny side and has a new annoying voice which repeats the "caution" style alerts. The techno-beat soundtrack can get wearying after a while.
Trying to use the little stub joystick at the same time as the D Pad can be extremely frustrating. I know that there aren't many choices when using a PSP, but surely they could have come up with another combination of keystrokes that worked well.
In general, the PSP version is much slower than the PS2.Read more ›
Graphics- The graphics are beautiful but not as polished as in the ps2. The terrain looks kinda pixelated. I kinda feel like they could have done a better job in the graphics department. They did away with the FMV's and went with the anime drawing w/ some narration. Don't know if you can call this a graphics problem but I did not get a feel for how fast I was going causing me to stall my plane multiple times. If I'm going past top speed if should feel like it.
Sound- "missle evasion complete!", "he's all over my six" are just a few of the things you hear over the psp's speakers. If your listening for huge explosions you will only get a faint pop. I could barely here my after burners on my jet. I just feel wanting more in sound.
Controls- A big plus in my mind. If you have ever played over G fighters for x box 360 you know the controls sucked. This is not the case for Ace Combat, if you are no stranger to ps2's ace combat you should have very little trouble taking to the cockpit in this game. It plays very similar its bigger brother. Only real difference being the map button and the sp. weapons have been switched. square to switch weapons and select to switch maps.
Overall- If you loved Ace combat you will love time one too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only played one level so far. I've been slacking off. The graphics seem pretty bad ass though.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good game with good graphics especially considering the system is a handheld console.Published 10 months ago by Arch Stanton
cry baby duck had more damage than i expected. i think it was a too costly for the amount of damage it had. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Pamela Akers
This game is ok, but it seems like it would be a lot more fun on a regular playstation instead of a psp.Published on February 12, 2014 by B. Miller
I purchased this game by mistake. It was designed for PSP. I later returned it. While I like the Ace Combat Series for PlayStation 2, I couldn't evaluate this game.Published on February 1, 2014 by Roy F. Lauper
Bought this game awhile ago and I still like it. Sometimes it is difficult and a bit frustrating, but still fun. Great graphics too!Published on January 13, 2014 by ACoss72