WWI: Aces of the Sky
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Fire up your engine and take your biplane to the skies for some intense dog fighting action. As a true flying ace you must take the battle to the enemy and help bring victory in the war to end all wars! Using your biplane's machine guns, bombs and aerial acrobatics you are charged with keeping enemy forces at bay, giving your ground troops time to make the big push.
Eliminate enemy ships, trains, tanks and observation balloons across a wealth of varied and challenging missions. Now strap yourself in...."Chocks away!"
- A huge variety of environments and thirty multi-stage missions to complete.
- Masses of enemies to destroy including huge bombers, ships and trains, biplanes, fuel tanks, buildings and more!
- Reload ammo, re-fuel, repair damage or change planes at airfields mid-mission.
- Intuitive arcade flight control system for immediate action!
B is for budgetrocketsurgeon | March 5, 2013 | See all rocketsurgeon's reviews »
On paper, this does not seem like a half bad game, but you won't get far into the game before you start noticing that corners have been cut in the production of this game. In fact, the low-res and simplistic title screen is probably a big hint, right from the start.
The game itself is a simple arcade flyer with basic "kill that"-missions. The 3D models used for the planes are not pretty, but functional, but the rest of the environment is where you really see that this is a game made on a tight budget. Specifically, the ground looks like someone took a satellite photo and printed it on a carpet. I'd totally buy such a carpet for my home, but in the game, it just looks... cheap. Occasionally, you'll also see a low-poly monochrome 3D model, typically it'll be red if you're supposed to shoot it.
If you're picking this up without a heavy discount (the undiscounted price is $5), you'll not get your money's worth, and hence the low rating. I'm not sure there's any price where you could not get better bang for your buck elsewhere, but you could probably wring a dollar's worth of fun out of it, if you insist.
Rather boringJackFive | June 4, 2011 | See all JackFive's reviews »
The game is very simple and it is suitable for who search an arcade game, not a simulative game. The controls are simple and immediate, but however there is a good tutorial who help who have problems. The flying experience doesn’t completely satisfy, it sounds too "fake". The levels are too similar to each other. You have certain objectives, that gradually become monotonous and repetitive, so it's really easy to get bored quickly. There are a lot of games better than this, so I recommend to let go this and move on.