Freedom Wings DS

  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2006
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. DrewF.
    Oct 11, 2006
    2
    I was actually one of the 3 people who was actually anticipating this game. When you read a description of it (flightsim/RPG), you're just SO intrigued by the possibilities. Sadly, the game is completely unplayable in manual mode. Completely. The only way to be able to successfully 'fly' is to switch on the autopilot and just point at enemies for the computer to shoot down. I was actually one of the 3 people who was actually anticipating this game. When you read a description of it (flightsim/RPG), you're just SO intrigued by the possibilities. Sadly, the game is completely unplayable in manual mode. Completely. The only way to be able to successfully 'fly' is to switch on the autopilot and just point at enemies for the computer to shoot down. Not fun AT all. Avoid like the plague. Expand
Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. The manual flight controls are overly sensitive and take serious getting used to, forcing you to rely on autopilot. [Aug 2006, p.92]
  2. Still, Freedom Wings has its fun moments, and it's just quirky enough to keep you wondering what lies around the next bend. [Sep 2006, p.84]
  3. 40
    As neat as the touch-screen controls are, they don't take attention away from the rest of Freedom Wings' faults. The whole thing feels like a 1990's shareware PC game; it loves to dole out its action in small chunks.