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  • Summary: In Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, players experience the most gripping and famous battles of WWII through the eyes of a squadron commander and ace fighter pilot. From the Battle of Britain, through the dramatic air combat of Pearl Harbor, the fierce fighting of Midway, and on to the European continent in the battle of Berlin, players can hone their pilot skills while creating WWII history. Dominate the skies of Western Europe and the Pacific and bring your squadron of Blazing Angels back alive. The game takes advantage of the PlayStation 3 system’s unique and powerful capabilities, including innovative use of the PlayStation 3 controller. New missions are introduced and the game features a 16-player multiplayer mode. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. We had trouble getting enough planes into the air, though when we did, the mode shone out as one of the better additions to this otherwise serviceable flyer.
  2. It can be quite unforgiving at times but for the most part it's thoroughly enjoyable. [Apr 2007, p.61]
  3. Indeed a better version of the original released last year. There are several significant improvements, but none of them are enough to vault the game into the enviable "buy-it-now" category.
  4. Ubisoft upped the ante with Sixaxis support, new planes and new missions, but dropped the ball with inconsistent framerates and an online network desperately seeking gamers.
  5. Overall, as aeronautic enthusiasts, we were pretty happy with this game. Currently it serves as the only way to use the Sixaxis as a flight controller, even if it’ kind of lame.
  6. If you're wondering why pilots don't use tilt sensitive joypads, just try the woeful Sixaxis option. [May 2007, p.120]
  7. The definitive average experience. You can play through this title with little effort and come out at the end with next to no lasting impression of any kind. It merely exists to pass away a few hours and should be consigned to the history books.

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  1. May 22, 2011
    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a fun game, but it's not a perfect one. It has really good graphics, a wide selection of different airplanes to choose from, and really good environments, as well as a nice and simple campaign mode. What's not do great is its controls, which are extremely difficult, and often get in the way quite a bit. You can't fly the airplane straight without it wanting to turn over, and trying to change direction can also be a pain. It is also a extremely difficult game. I might not be the most skilled gamer in the world, but good enough to know this game is HARD. Missions are well designed, but it's are not always clear on what your supposed to be doing at a certain time, or what you're supposed to be doing first. It has a nice storyline with the other pilots on your side always having some kind of conversation which is also a nice touch. I gave this game an 8 out of 10 overall, because it's good in most ways, but it's challenging controls and it's overall difficulty put in down in my opinion. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a unique airplane flight game that takes place in WWII, has unique graphics, is a lot of fun, good variety, etc. They just didn't get the controls right, and they made it way too hard, and it reminds me a lot of Secret Weapons Over Normandy for the PS2 as well. If you like airplane flight games and airplane combat games, than I highly recommend this one to fans of the genre. Expand

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