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Set in the not-too-distant future on an Earth devastated by the effects of global warming, Lethal Skies puts players in the role of an elite pilot flying for an alliance to save civilization. Players choose from among the most advanced fighter jets in the world, taking flight on numerous air-to-air and air-to-ground missions that span the globe. Lethal Skies includes accurately reproduced fighters such as the F-15, F-16, F/A-18, and F-22, as well as "black program" futuristic prototype jets that can be unlocked through gameplay. Pilots are propelled through cooperative and competitive missions to take on bombers, fighters, attack helicopters, and other enemies in a progressive series of attack and defense scenarios. With stunning 3-D graphics not typically found in flight simulation games, Lethal Skies delivers a heart-pounding experience.
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If you are expecting this game to be pick up and play arcade fun like Ace Combat, best to look else were, as Lethal Skies actually requires that you know how to fly a plane. Also make sure that you play this game from the cockpit view as playing a realistic flight game from 3rd person is next to imposable. Lethal Skies flight model feels pretty realistic, I never got the plane to go into a spin, but the game does have a good stall characteristic and your plains handling changes depending on what speed you are going. The damage in Lethal Skies is also nicely done, damage to your wings, engines, fuel tank, and weapons systems is all tracked separately and will have different effects on your plane depending on where you get hit (wing damage results in loss of mobility, fuel can leak, engines provide less power, and damage to weapons systems effects your ability to lock on). You get blown up with one, maybe two missiles most the time, but it is still nice to see how the damage effects your plane the occasional time a missile doesn't make a direct hit. The main place Lethal Skies doesn't go for realism is in its missile ranges. Even the games long range missiles don't go much more then a couple miles. Your missile load however is kept realistic, no 50+ missiles here, but it does allowing you to choose each individual missile and where it gets mounted on your plane. Really cool when you watch the replays and actually see your missiles getting launched off their respective points on your plane.
The level and mission variety is also pretty nice. The game takes place in a post-global warming future so you will see levels such as a flooded New York, Desert Paris, and a Los Angeles rebuilt atop a man made floating island. There are also a few levels where you have to fly through tunnels and canyons, which if you thought were hard in Ace Combat, are even harder here as Lethal Skies tries to follow the laws of physics. Still though, tunnel flying does add verity and having to battle giant walkers and large 4 bladed helicopters among other super weapons keeps the game from getting boring like most realistic flight sims where you must defend the base or escort the bombers over and over for 30 missions.
The main place I feel Lethal Skies falls flat as story. As I have stated, the missions have plenty of variety, which is still more important in my book, but the story pretty much comes down to mission briefings giving by a very boring voice before each mission. Your wingmen don't have a whole lot of dialog ether but are all ridiculously over the top. Still though, other then some random girl in the intro you never see one person the whole game, just voices while flying your plane which are probably just the people who programed the game doing improv.
I must say though, when people complain "modern games are too easy" they have probably never played Lethal Skies. Easy Difficulty is essentially Hard Difficulty, Medium Difficulty means next to imposable difficulty, and Hard Difficulty is you wont get past the training level difficulty. If you like your games hard as nails then this game sure wont disappoint in that aspect, lord help us if there are any unlockable difficulties after hard.
Overall, Lethal Skies Elite Pilot: Team SW is a very good game but probably could have been helped from a higher budget. With only 5 voice actors, and no cut scenes other then mission briefings with videos of planes and tanks, it Lethal Skies does feel a little bare bones at times. Still, if you are looking for an action packed flight sim on console that isn't as arcade as Ace Combat, then pick up a copy of Lethal Skies, you'll probably like it.
I'd recommend one with the manual though, you'll need it.
Graphics: Very nice, not as photo realistic as Ace Combat 4 but very good. Plane models look great. The backgrounds don't have as real of a look as AC4 but get the job done.
Sound: Engine and missile sounds get the job done. The wingmen are barely understandable but you have subtitles so you can figure it out.
Gameplay: This game just isn't for me.
What I like:
-Ordnance is customizable and loads on actual hardpoints. Missiles get fired from the hardpoints and get used up. You don't have 70 missiles like AC4 that magically reload on the wings. Fuel gets used up. You can even load a drop tank if you like.
-Wingman: Up to 3 wingman that can be setup before the missions to either cover you, attack aircraft, ground targets, or all. They actually help. Not a lot, but they help.
-Save replays. Up to 20 slots are set aside for replays. Sweet.
-Throttle: You actually have a throttle to set from 0 to 100% thrust.
What I don't like:
-Control. The plane is always nose-heavy and constantly needs to be pulled back on to keep in a straight line. Let go of the stick and you'll soon kiss the ground. It's also sluggish. You just don't feel like you're in a modern high performance aircraft like you do in AC4. Oddly enough the replays do make you look like you're in a high performance aircraft. I'd like to fly it like it looks. The control setup is very similar to AC4. It's an easy transition between the two.
-Missions: The missions are silly and frustrating. Most targets take several missiles to destroy then unveil other targets that you need to hit at special angles in order to destroy. Boss fights in a flight sim!?!? I don't like it. I want strategy not unrealistic boss fights.
Overall: Not as good as AC4. Way better than Top Gun: Combat Zones. This game has a great game engine that was ruined with silly mission design and sluggish flight control. This is not a flight sim. Consoles have yet to be blessed with a good flight sim. Rent first to see if it's for you.
Sound- Excellent 5/5
Overall great game- 5/5
Total - 20/20 = 100%
This game is the game of the year when it comes to airforce jets. The AI ( Artifical Intellegence) is also unbelievable. The control shakes in your hand when you make sudden movements to make you feel how poerful G-Force can be(Gravitational Force). Well im off to play some more, remember to get this game!
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