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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
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Nimitz 12-9-6-5 from Netherlands Antilles
Aug 9th 2010 at 1:09:30 PM

Holy shitsticks.

This looks awesome, even though it differs greatly from the usual Ace Combat formula. Real world? Helicopter missions? Some fans won't be happy with this, but I'm excited.

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Aug 9th 2010 at 1:29:52 PM

Looks fun. I've played a few games with helicopter missions before, I was unhappy with the clunky controls.

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Aug 9th 2010 at 2:07:33 PM

A console Ace Combat? On PS 3? Finally!

rallyfan9000 Elite Soldier from overwatch position
Elite Soldier
Aug 9th 2010 at 2:28:15 PM

Just watched the video.

Three words:


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Aug 10th 2010 at 5:41:19 AM


Looks a lot more action-movie-ish though, especically with all the flying in between buildings, point-blank dogfights, and explosions. Not too bothered though, might be the reason why they changed the universe.

Wonder if it'll have a scenario from Operation: Iraqi Freedom or something...

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
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TheMonkeyMon from Dallas
Aug 13th 2010 at 11:19:58 AM


I just hope they won't have the shitty AC 6 story.

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
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Aug 25th 2010 at 2:00:30 PM


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HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Aug 25th 2010 at 2:16:52 PM

Am I the only one dismayed by the HAWX style action displayed? Jeeze, give people hackneyed JRPG storylines as often as possible, but if it's a tad hokey in any other genre look out!

Didn't AC 4's story wow anybody else?

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Aug 25th 2010 at 2:22:07 PM

No, Joe. Ace Combat 4's story was lame and you should feel bad.

Honestly though, it's starting to sound like you are seriously considering Ace Combat Ruined FOREVER.

HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Aug 25th 2010 at 2:27:12 PM

I heard that this stuff may be just an addition, so I've decided to de-elevate from Red to Yellow on the RAE Gometer. I will miss Strangereal though.


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rallyfan9000 Elite Soldier from overwatch position
Elite Soldier
Aug 25th 2010 at 4:32:12 PM

Honestly, I ain't gonna miss that place. I've already done some serious Canon Defilement by trying to sync up the events of AC05 & AC06 with the events of Modern Warfare and Ghost Recon.

I'm kinda nuts.

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HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Sep 22nd 2010 at 6:25:13 PM

^^^IT IS. Watch the dev video.

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Zeether Knight of Legend from Mahora (I wish)
Knight of Legend
Oct 16th 2010 at 5:23:43 PM

I'm waiting for them to remake 3 with everything they cut put back in.

Did anyone ever find out the reason why that happened? I hope whoever made that decision was fired.

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Completion oldtimeytropey from Space
Nov 26th 2010 at 10:57:17 PM

[up][up] I'm not happy about the helicopters or the fact that it seems that you may not be in total control of the plane at all times.

And... :56 in... that must be video fluff. I hope.

I'm usually using my phone so typos and dropped words are bound to show up.
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Nov 29th 2010 at 8:35:47 AM

Ace Combat is by the same guys that made the Sky Crawlers game, right?

That game was awesome!

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Feb 22nd 2011 at 5:21:04 PM

What is this. Why are planes bleeding

I'm glad the Ace Combat series is coming to PS 3, though, even if it's missing out things like giant flying aircraft carriers or giant railguns or that sort of thing. It'll most likely be better than HAWX, at any rate.

Gaunt88 from Australia
Feb 22nd 2011 at 5:33:18 PM

So it looks like when you get up close to an enemy plane, that large circle appears, and you need to keep them in that circle for missiles to lock and for your machinegun to hit them, and you can pull off those dogfighting tricks (or at least, thats what I got from that video.) Sounds interesting, I guess. I'd like to hear an actual expanation of teh mechanic, though.

Presumably you can still attack targets from outside "close-range assault" mode.

EDIT: I may show this trailer to my pilot cadet friend. It may give him a rage-induced aneurism evil grin

edited 22nd Feb '11 5:36:52 PM by Gaunt88

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Feb 22nd 2011 at 6:17:06 PM

[up][up] you mean the oil on the camera? Why not?

Well at least the gameplay shows that it's not a rail shooter like some people thought from early screen shots. The graphical detail looks better than I imagined, but I"m not sure I like the "floaty" camera right immediately behind the plane. It's too close to the engine, compared to where it sits in previous games. Still not happy that this takes place on Earth and not Strangereal, but I suppose as long as it doesn't have a number in it's name, then it's ok. Save Strangereal for Ace Combat 7.

Feb 23rd 2011 at 8:49:14 AM

Oh, I've not got a problem with the bleeding planes thing, it's quite a neat effect. It's just a bit silly, is all; like they decided to introduce Plane Gorn.

And this does look fun. Not realistic at all, but fun. Realistic would be engaging fighters with missiles before you can even see them, and it's hard as feckin' nails.

I tried the fighter jets in Lock On: Modern Air Combat. After being shot down multiple times I decided, "fuck this", and switched to Close Air Support with the A10. Much easier (relatively), and much more rewarding.  *

So I wouldn't mind action-movie dogfighting. I'm just glad it's coming to PS 3. The helicopter stuff does look slightly suspect, but I'd have to see more footage of it. (and Apache: Air Assault already does helicombat excellently)

edited 23rd Feb '11 8:56:58 AM by EthZee

Pyroninja42 Forum Villain from the War Room
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Feb 23rd 2011 at 9:25:04 AM

I love the Ace Combat series. I really didn't think they could top Ace Combat 6. I'm extremely glad I was wrong.

edited 23rd Feb '11 9:25:57 AM by Pyroninja42

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NativeJovian from Orlando, FL
Feb 23rd 2011 at 12:11:55 PM

I have a sort of love-hate relationship with Ace Combat. I think the game's mechanics have been continually improving since 4 (where I started with the franchise), but the storyline has been going downhill at the same time. Ace Combat 6 was a joy to play (air-to-ground special weapons that aren't useless? Actually useful allies? Massively increased replayability due to the multiple objectives per mission? Finally having mid-mission checkpoints?!), but the plot was a mindnumbingly terrible Shoot the Shaggy Dog story. If they can continue to improve the gameplay while including a plotline that isn't infuriatingly preachy (5), entirely nonsensical (Zero) or completely pointless (6), then I'll friggen marry it.

Oh, and the music has been going downhill, too. Each game has at least one or two awesome tracks, but the number of songs worth listening to per game has been progressively dropping since 4. That said, the gameplay in 6 was such a step up that I'm willing to forgive a lot.

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Feb 24th 2011 at 12:03:55 PM

What makes Zero's storyline nonsensical? It's my favorite of them all.

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