History VideoGame / HAWX

22nd Sep '17 4:25:33 PM Kadorhal
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If this is all starting to sound familiar to you, chances are you have played ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' before, and you would be right. The gameplay is almost identical to that of the ''Ace Combat'' games and there is a degree of overlap between the fanbases of the two. On the other hand, both ''H.A.W.X.'' games are all multiplatform, including PC releases, whereas with the exception of ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' every installment in ''Ace Combat'' has been exclusive to a single platform.

To date, there is only one other installment in the series, ''H.A.W.X. 2''. Which is set before and during the events of ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''.

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If this is all starting to sound familiar to you, chances are you have played ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' before, and you would be right. The gameplay is almost identical to that of the ''Ace Combat'' games and there is a degree of overlap between the fanbases of the two. On the other hand, both ''H.A.W.X.'' games are all multiplatform, including PC releases, whereas with the exception of ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' and ''VideoGame/AceCombat7SkiesUnknown'', every installment in ''Ace Combat'' has been exclusive to a single platform.

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To date, there is only one other installment in the series, ''H.A.W.X. 2''. Which 2'', which is set before and during more or less concurrently to the events of ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''.Soldier'', during a major coup in Russia in 2024 (unrelated to the 2008 coup that was part of the original ''Ghost Recon'' story).



* AcePilot: The eponymous squadron is made up of these, but they're not the only ones. The US Navy and Japanese pilots are also pretty damn good in Operation Typhoon. Ace pilots are also frequent enemies, being more agile than normal {{Mooks}} (though they still die from the same amount of damage).

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* AcePilot: The eponymous squadron is made up of these, but they're not the only ones. The US Navy and Japanese pilots are also pretty damn good in Operation Typhoon. Ace pilots are also frequent semi-frequent enemies, being more agile than normal {{Mooks}} (though they still die from the same amount of damage).



** AluminumChristmasTrees: It ''is'', in fact, very possible to get a plane to "drift" in a manner similar to what's capable in OFF mode, though not nearly so tightly, not at all so controlled, and with so much sudden change in g-force that it will likely black out the pilot in seconds. It will also likely stall the plane, cause a flat-spin (exceedingly dangerous), and is more or less prohibited by any rational air force in the world. But still...possible.

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** AluminumChristmasTrees: It ''is'', in fact, very possible to get a plane to "drift" in a manner similar to what's capable in OFF mode, though not nearly so tightly, not at all so controlled, and with so much sudden change in g-force that it will likely black out the pilot in seconds. It will also likely stall the plane, cause a flat-spin (exceedingly dangerous), and is more or less prohibited by any rational air force in the world. But still... possible.



** The second installment even has this on its box: Fight in the same conflict depicted in ''Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier''. In turn, ''Future Soldier'' features the HAWX squadron in one mission, though it caused some issues when ''Future Soldier'' came out two years later with a very different plot.

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** The second installment even has this on its box: Fight in the same conflict depicted in ''Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier''. In turn, ''Future Soldier'' features the HAWX squadron in one mission, though it Although this caused some issues when ''Future Soldier'' came out two years later with a very different plot.plot, though it nevertheless tried to keep the inter-continuity by having HAWX flight bail you out of a tight spot late in the game.



* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The name ''Las Trinidad'' shows a lack of understanding of spanish literacy from Ubisoft's part. The name should had been just ''La Trinidad'' or ''Las Trinidades''.

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* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The name ''Las Trinidad'' shows a lack of understanding of spanish Spanish literacy from Ubisoft's part. The name should had been just ''La Trinidad'' or ''Las Trinidades''.
27th Jul '17 9:24:38 PM GoodGamer14
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To date, there is only one other installment in the series, ''H.A.W.X. 2''. Which set before and during the events of ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''.

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To date, there is only one other installment in the series, ''H.A.W.X. 2''. Which is set before and during the events of ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''.
27th Jul '17 9:17:24 PM GoodGamer14
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To date, there is only one other installment in the series, ''H.A.W.X. 2''.

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To date, there is only one other installment in the series, ''H.A.W.X. 2''. Which set before and during the events of ''Ghost Recon: Future Soldier''.



* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The name ''Las Trinidad'' shows a lack of understanding of spanish literacy from Ubisoft's part. The name should had been just ''La Trinidad'' or ''Las Trinidades''.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For the first half of the game, Las Trinidad, an anti-U.S South/Central American Union are your primary enemies. Then they hire Artemis out from under the American government and use them to attack the United States. Despite this, as soon as you fight off Artemis in the Magellan Straits, Las Trinidad vanishes from the plot completely as Artemis continues the fight entirely on their own.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For the first half of the game, Las Trinidad, an anti-U.S South/Central South American Union coalition are your primary enemies. Then they hire Artemis out from under the American government and use them to attack the United States. Despite this, as soon as you fight off Artemis in the Magellan Straits, Las Trinidad vanishes from the plot completely as Artemis continues the fight entirely on their own.
7th Sep '16 3:35:25 AM moloch
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* CanonImmigrant: ''H.A.W.X.'' contains a handful of references to other games in the Tom Clancy brand, including ''Ghost Recon'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', and ''VideoGame/EndWar''.
** The ContinuityNod to ''[=EndWar=]'' also helps make the plot stretch the SuspensionOfDisbelief less. Read the discussion in the Fridge section for more details.
** The second installment even has this on its box: Fight in the same conflict depicted in ''Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier''. In turn, ''Future Soldier'' features the HAWX squadron in one mission, though it caused some issues when ''Future Soldier'' came out two years later with a very different plot.


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* ContinuityNod: ''H.A.W.X.'' contains a handful of references to other games in the Tom Clancy brand, including ''Ghost Recon'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', and ''VideoGame/EndWar''.
** The ContinuityNod to ''[=EndWar=]'' also helps make the plot stretch the SuspensionOfDisbelief less. Read the discussion in the Fridge section for more details.
** The second installment even has this on its box: Fight in the same conflict depicted in ''Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier''. In turn, ''Future Soldier'' features the HAWX squadron in one mission, though it caused some issues when ''Future Soldier'' came out two years later with a very different plot.
28th Aug '16 3:27:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoolPlane: The cover and cinematic intro feature the extremely cool [[GaulsWithGrenades Dassault Rafale]]. In game, you can fly over ''50'' different aircraft from around the world. DLC increases that number to ''[[UpToEleven over 60]]''. This game probably has the highest number of cool planes in any one game. There's even an internet tool to help you manage all these planes and find the one you want to fly. You can find it [[http://hawx.max-worlds.net/ here]].

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* CoolPlane: The cover and cinematic intro feature the extremely cool [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades Dassault Rafale]]. In game, you can fly over ''50'' different aircraft from around the world. DLC increases that number to ''[[UpToEleven over 60]]''. This game probably has the highest number of cool planes in any one game. There's even an internet tool to help you manage all these planes and find the one you want to fly. You can find it [[http://hawx.max-worlds.net/ here]].
25th Jul '16 12:17:03 PM Someoneman
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* WashingtonDCInvasion: One of the [[AwesomeMoments highlights]] of the game.

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* WashingtonDCInvasion: One of the [[AwesomeMoments highlights]] of the game.%%* WashingtonDCInvasion
20th Jun '16 1:43:57 PM Kadorhal
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If this is all starting to sound familiar to you, chances are you have played ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' before, and you would be right. The gameplay is almost identical to that of the ''Ace Combat'' games and there is a degree of overlap between the fanbases of the two. On the other hand, ''H.A.W.X.'' has been ported to the PC whereas ''Ace Combat'' remained a console-exclusive until ''Assault Horizon Enhanced Edition''.

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If this is all starting to sound familiar to you, chances are you have played ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' before, and you would be right. The gameplay is almost identical to that of the ''Ace Combat'' games and there is a degree of overlap between the fanbases of the two. On the other hand, both ''H.A.W.X.'' has been ported to the games are all multiplatform, including PC releases, whereas with the exception of ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' every installment in ''Ace Combat'' remained has been exclusive to a console-exclusive until ''Assault Horizon Enhanced Edition''.
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For the first half of the game, Las Trinidad, an anti-U.S South/Central American Union are your primary enemies. Then they hire Artemis out from under the American government and use them to attack the United States. Despite this, as soon as you fight off Artemis in the Magellan Straits, they vanish from the plot completely.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For the first half of the game, Las Trinidad, an anti-U.S South/Central American Union are your primary enemies. Then they hire Artemis out from under the American government and use them to attack the United States. Despite this, as soon as you fight off Artemis in the Magellan Straits, they vanish Las Trinidad vanishes from the plot completely.completely as Artemis continues the fight entirely on their own.
23rd Nov '15 2:25:58 PM HighCrate
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* LightningBruiser: The best planes (like the [[CoolPlane F-22 Raptor]] and the [[RareVehicles Su-47 Berkut]]) are like this.

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* %%* LightningBruiser: The best planes (like the [[CoolPlane F-22 Raptor]] and the [[RareVehicles Su-47 Berkut]]) are like this.



* MightyGlacier: The ground support planes, particularly the A-10 Thunderbolt II, tend to be like this.

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* %%* MightyGlacier: The ground support planes, particularly the A-10 Thunderbolt II, tend to be like this.



* MissileLockOn

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* %%* MissileLockOn
10th Sep '15 1:51:10 PM Kadorhal
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* CameraLockOn: OFF mode keeps the camera glued onto a targeted enemy, avoiding one of the more annoying aspects of combat flight simulators: enemies flying off the camera and away from your view.

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* CameraLockOn: OFF mode keeps the camera glued onto a targeted enemy, avoiding one of the more annoying aspects of both combat flight simulators: simulators and a dynamic third-person camera: enemies flying off the camera and away from your view.



** The OFF mode transition can also be jarring at times, due to the game wanting to be "dynamic" and thus causing your camera to focus on your plane first before ''very slowly'' panning over to your targeted enemy. This causes a delay between when you switch and when you can actually fire, which can be pretty jarring when you're trying to attack something. This also makes switching targets a bit harder. However, the game is smart enough to realize that if you switch in the middle of a heated battle, the view will just immediately change.

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** The OFF mode transition can also be jarring at times, due to the game wanting to be "dynamic" and thus causing your camera to focus on your plane from a front angle first before ''very slowly'' panning over to your targeted enemy. This causes a delay between when you switch and when you can actually fire, which can be pretty jarring when you're trying to attack something. This also makes switching targets a bit harder. However, the game is smart enough to realize that if you switch in the middle of a heated battle, battle you're ''probably'' a bit more preoccupied with something other than dynamic camera shifts, and the view will just immediately change.



* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Ace Combat and HAWX on consoles have almost the exact same controls... except for the teensy fact that the missile and gun buttons are switched. The PC version, however, allows you to change controls, but then that brings up the issue where your circle/B button is now the "confirm" button in menus.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Ace Combat and HAWX on consoles have almost the exact same controls... except for the teensy fact that the missile and gun buttons are switched. The PC version, however, allows you to change controls, but then that brings up the issue where where, unless you're using a 360 controller, your circle/B button is now the "confirm" button in menus.
10th Sep '15 12:15:23 PM HighCrate
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* FragileSpeedster: Most of the air superiority fighters are like this.

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* %%* FragileSpeedster: Most of the air superiority fighters are like this.



* FunWithAcronyms: The eponymous squadron.

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* %%* FunWithAcronyms: The eponymous squadron.
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