Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Published by: Shark2th on 2006-04-27 Page Views: 4536 Rating: 3/10
In Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II. As a squadron leader, players can fly up to 38 WWII aircraft in both single-player and multiplayer missions. The game features squadron-based combat, in which each artificial intelligence wingmans specialized skill can be used to the pilots advantage. During the course of the 18-mission campaign, players will evolve along with their wingmen into an ace fighting force. The heroic storyline that follows the evolution of a single squadron and the cinematic presentation create moments reminiscent of classic World War II movies. Pilots fly in close to Germany‚Äôs industrial terrain during a bombing raid or emerge from the fog and cloud cover over London to engage the enemy. Up to 16 players online can engage over Xbox Live online game service in head-to-head dogfights or cooperative team play between squadrons in 10 additional missions.
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Do you like games that make you angry and frustrate you while accomplishing your goals? Then this game is for you. ( This does not include multiplayer game review, only single player )
The scenery is pretty and the graphics are well done. The aircraft are twitchy type sensitive to your controller commands and you can get yourself in deep doo-doo quick. So not only are you battling the enemies, you are battling your plane. There is a way that you can fix your plane while flying, it is a yellow wrench that fills up over time, and when clicked it gives you a code. When the code is installed (and you have to do this while its displayed or it is gone, but your wrench has to fill up again anyway) your plane will be mostly good as new. Holding your right thumb stick down drops bombs, takes pictures and launches missles. The right thumb stick also controls your throttle. The left turns the plane left, right, up, down. Now pray that while all that is going on, you dont have to start staring at the screen to repair your plane A,A,A,B,Y,X WTF?
The left trigger keeps your enemy in view and can turn you and your plane in to manure for the plants in seconds. It is easy to get turned around and I have crashed more times then I want to count due to the lousy camera angles. On top of all this, listening time and time again to the babbling of the poor acting and after a while offensive way that these supposed team mates talk at you, is enough to make you want to sell this bugger on Ebay for some other poor fool. Why must a player sit through the entire situation cut scenes with all its bullcrap babble time and time again without simply being able to go directly back to the beginning of the level?
I really wanted a good plane game and for some may enjoy this, but I for one am done with it, and I am only on the fourth level. And there it shall stay.
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