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  • Summary: The infinite blue of the open skies awaits not only veteran but also budding flying aces in Ace Combat Infinity, the first free-to-play game in the hit franchise from Namco Bandai Games. Evolving the legendary series with a brand new story and innovative multiplayer, the game turns the skyThe infinite blue of the open skies awaits not only veteran but also budding flying aces in Ace Combat Infinity, the first free-to-play game in the hit franchise from Namco Bandai Games. Evolving the legendary series with a brand new story and innovative multiplayer, the game turns the sky into an endless blue battleground, bursting with aerial drama and destruction. Ace Combat Infinity will let every player become a deadly flying ace, as they embark on a series of high velocity missions. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. 85
    A sequel that does the franchise proud. Being free-to-play means no-one has a reason not to try it out. Established fans will have incentive to keep playing their PS3 during the PS4 generation, while rookies have a great platform to get their feet wet in the series.
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    75
    As a free game this is definitely worth taking for a spin, but as monetary investment this title still needs to find its wings.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 16, 2014
    75
    Mechanically, a step up from Assault Horizon, but has barebones solo and is F2P. A nice substitute while we wait for a PS4 Ace Combat. [August 2014, p76]
  4. Jun 6, 2014
    60
    This is only a strange and not-so-good experiment made by Namco Bandai to try the free-to-play model.
  5. Jun 27, 2014
    60
    The soaring bird that has long served as the metaphor for the Ace Combat pilot becomes a vulture fighting over highway carrion, looping away incautiously when the odd car passes a little too close, before returning again for a final few scraps of flesh.
  6. Jun 4, 2014
    50
    It’s downright frustrating, then, that the title in its present state has so much potential, but asks for gamers to invest their time and money on the basis of what it could be.
  7. Games Master UK
    Jul 29, 2014
    27
    The rotting corpse floating in this flight sim's pool is its free-to-play mechanic. [Sept 2014, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32
  1. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    rememberme so much to ace combat 2 for playtation have he same atmosphere and is awesome and its free! if you wnt you dont pay you only haverememberme so much to ace combat 2 for playtation have he same atmosphere and is awesome and its free! if you wnt you dont pay you only have to be patience Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2014
    9
    Right off the bat, try and stave off any dread that is attached to the F2P tag. This is not the cash-grab load time hellscape that SoulRight off the bat, try and stave off any dread that is attached to the F2P tag. This is not the cash-grab load time hellscape that Soul Caliber: Lost Swords tried to pass off. This is the ace combat you know and love with a surprisingly welcoming F2P element. Your best bet is to buy the full campaign at $20, learn the ropes and work toward completing challenges to build up your fuel for online games. Considering that this game is free to download, and the Fuel element is well balanced...I would consider it quite a bargain, at least here in the games beginning stages.

    Namco has created a surprisingly compelling take on the F2P system with Ace Combat Infinity, one can imagine this game being treated an episodic series, similar to the Walking Dead / Wolf Among Us...just with more of a focus on multiplayer.
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  3. Jun 3, 2014
    8
    Good Things:
    - It's free!
    - Tension in the battlefield - Real mobility and AI - The opportunity to climb the tree of planes gives a nice
    Good Things:
    - It's free!
    - Tension in the battlefield
    - Real mobility and AI
    - The opportunity to climb the tree of planes gives a nice touch to on-line

    Bad Things:
    - Delay in the junction of the rooms
    - PvP system is needed to
    - Few stages
    - The AP (fuel) is very slow to be restored (2 hours and more) and only three rechargeable
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  4. Dec 27, 2014
    6
    I love the familiar feeling from the older games like Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies. They even have remixed versions of the old songs,I love the familiar feeling from the older games like Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies. They even have remixed versions of the old songs, Stonehenge returning, the big battle at the aerospace defense center etc. I also like the aircraft and the amount of upgrades you can do etc. Those are the only good points.

    The bad points? The frequent connection issues is a pain. I have never played a game with online multiplayer with this much connection problems. A room always seems to full up the second you select it, when you finally enter a room, BOOM! "Connection with host was lost". If you make it to sortie and select your aircraft the countdown begins, hits zero and you are in the loading screen. Then, BOOM! Connection with host was lost. If your lucky enough you'll make it passed all that into an actual game. You start racking up some kills and having fun. Then. Suddenly. BOOM! "Connection with host was lost". The few kills you racked up and the start all go out the window. If you make it passed all that you'll make it near the end of the game. You racked up a lot of kills, your team is in the lead etc. Seconds, and Iiterally mean SECONDS before the game ends before you can collect your prize money and rewards, guess what happens? You guessed it! BOOM! Connection with host was lost. It doesn't matter on your actual internet connection, doesn't matter if you pick the games with the best connection quality etc. I literally kept stats of how often the game loses connections with every attempt to join a game and it has a %79 chance of losing connection. You won't have any connection issues if you create your own room though. I've played many games that never had connection problems unless I actually plugged my internet connection out so this game is very faulty.

    Another problem is the awful fuel system. I know it's free to play, but please....Waiting 9 hours to play another 3 games??????

    Another thing that is awful is the campaign. The campaign itself isn't bad. It's the fact YOU HAVE TO SPEND FUEL. Also to get to other missions you have to choose between using your hard earned credits to either upgrade your aircraft or spend it to unlock another campaign mission. My advice is to spend it on the upgrades on the aircraft because the campaign is a waste of time unless you have all the upgrades and every aircraft and want something to do. You don't get any reward for beating the campaign missions besides 500 credits versus the 400,000 credits you spent to play the one mission that you could have used to upgrade your F22 Raptor or buy a F35.

    In conclusion, I like this game overall. My tips are to create your own games to avoid connection problems, do not use any credits to play a story mode mission because you will be disappointed and take advantage of the challenges so you can get some extra stocked fuel. But, I can't complain about getting a free game though.
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  5. Nov 28, 2014
    5
    I played ace combat since its inception and expect more of infinity ! ace combat think this is just a business where you have to buy the gameI played ace combat since its inception and expect more of infinity ! ace combat think this is just a business where you have to buy the game , you have to buy gas , you have to buy passes elite and passes for plant improvements . This ace combat is the baddest who have created ! ahhh and not to mention how slow is the campaign !! take a mission every 3 or 4 months !! Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2014
    3
    With the legends of another world by my side, with names like "Blaze", "Chopper", "Mobius One", and "Yellow 13", I stand and remember daysWith the legends of another world by my side, with names like "Blaze", "Chopper", "Mobius One", and "Yellow 13", I stand and remember days passed, when there was glory and meaning to fighting in the skies. I stand and weep. Expand
  7. Aug 9, 2016
    1
    Pay2Win версия некогда великой серии аркадных леталок. Скудная и короткая кампания ниочем, где для открытия новых миссий (всего их 8) нужноPay2Win версия некогда великой серии аркадных леталок. Скудная и короткая кампания ниочем, где для открытия новых миссий (всего их 8) нужно раскошелится на суму с 5-ю нулями за каждую. Не хочешь тратить 600к кредитов на новый огрызок сюжета и 10 минут геймплея? Заплати косарь реальных денег.
    Всего бы ничего но на вылет нужен бензин (изначально у тебя 6 баков = 6 вылетов без разницы в кампании или в мультиплеере). После чего жди три часа на наполнение. Не хочешь ждать? Заплати косарь. Но не это самое печальное.
    Самое печальное, в игре напрочь отсутствует баланс. Деньги и бензин можно нафармить за выполнение боевых заданий в PvP и coop-PvE миссиях. Но когда вас бросает в лобби к пилотам >9000 уровня (а вас бросит к ним всегда) с лазерным оружием и ядерными ракетами, и после тотального отсоса вы смотрите на статистику после боя и вам не дают ровным счетом ничего, играть дальше желание отпадает. А не хочешь отсасивать? Заплати косарь.
    Нет, конечно в игре есть всякие бонусы типа за ежедневное посещение, и вы спустя месяц откроете все сюжетные миссии и может вам улыбнется удача и вам дадут сбить один вражеский самолет в PvE... Но какой смысл? Игра никак не развивается и единственные что вы добьетесь, это возможность нагибать и унижать новичков которые чисто случайно установили и зашли в это говно.
    Итого:
    Бесполезная трата времени. Особенно сейчас, спустя джва года, так как в полумертвые лобби заглядывают только самые отмороженные задроты.
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