Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

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  • Summary: During the course of the 18-mission campaign, players will evolve along with their wingmen into an ace fighting force. Spectacular graphics enhance the combat experience in true World War II battle sites such as England, Germany, France, Morocco, Pearl Harbor, Midway and Tokyo. The heroicDuring the course of the 18-mission campaign, players will evolve along with their wingmen into an ace fighting force. Spectacular graphics enhance the combat experience in true World War II battle sites such as England, Germany, France, Morocco, Pearl Harbor, Midway and Tokyo. The heroic storyline that follows the evolution of a single squadron and the cinematic presentation create moments reminiscent of classic World War II movies. Pilots fly in close to Germany’s industrial terrain during a bombing raid or emerge from the fog and cloud cover over London to engage the enemy. Up to 16 players online can engage over Xbox Live online game service in head-to-head dogfights or cooperative team play between squadrons in 10 additional missions. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
  1. Graphic ho’s will also marvel at how Ubisoft Romania managed to make each frame of action look like a professional oil painting depicting the harsh but strangely beautiful skies of WWII.
  2. Blazing Angels is enjoyable for a quick spin, but probably won’t provide gamers with the lasting appeal that you can find with other 360 games on the market.
  3. It's nothing that screams next gen and the game can be rather easy in spots and frustrating at others. Blazing Angels Squadrons of World War II is impressive looking on the Xbox but not on the Xbox 360.
  4. Blazing Angels does a sufficient job making an entertaining are aerial action game. It's not full with substance, but the action is fast and intense.
  5. 60
    The extra ten bucks buys you much better looking planes and light effects, no slowdown during particularly busy fights, and access to your 360 Live list.
  6. Despite its hefty premium pricetag, it plays and feels like a second-string budget title, albeit with a coat of shiny graphical gloss.
  7. A deeply flawed game. From the terrible image tearing to the offensive voice-overs, it’s as big a failure as I’ve seen from a major Publisher for some time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. SuzyB.
    Mar 29, 2006
    10
    With the arcade style you wouldn't think you would advance as a player. To my delight this was not the case. Working on becoming an ace. With the arcade style you wouldn't think you would advance as a player. To my delight this was not the case. Working on becoming an ace. Great game. Expand
  2. GeorgeB.
    Mar 25, 2006
    10
    To be frank, I don't really play video games. It was my birthday last week and my grammy bought me this game out of some delusion that I To be frank, I don't really play video games. It was my birthday last week and my grammy bought me this game out of some delusion that I would like it. Strangely, I did. I'm a WWII addict (I read everything on the subject I can), and considering the context of the game, and the angle it takes from the war, this has to be the funnest game I've ever played. The story is compelling, the context is refreshing, and there isn't much of a reason to put the game down. It's truly amazing. Oh, and the graphics are something to die for. ;) Give it a fly! Expand
  3. JonR.
    Mar 25, 2006
    10
    Plain and simple. It's a PERFECT game. A real joy to play. Anyone saying otherwise probably didn't play it and is repeating what Plain and simple. It's a PERFECT game. A real joy to play. Anyone saying otherwise probably didn't play it and is repeating what they heard in some of the reviews from the guys that never like the good games. Get this one, you'll be sorry if you miss this one! Expand
  4. TotalRecall
    Mar 25, 2006
    9
    Best WWII and "flight sim" game I've ever played. Even my grandpa, who flew planes in WWII said it looked realistic as hell when he saw Best WWII and "flight sim" game I've ever played. Even my grandpa, who flew planes in WWII said it looked realistic as hell when he saw me playing. This game rocks! Expand
  5. HotM.
    Mar 26, 2006
    9
    You really can not judge this game from the demo. You have to play the game. Well balanced shooter with great control. The control I think You really can not judge this game from the demo. You have to play the game. Well balanced shooter with great control. The control I think makes it a little real. Heck, a real WWII pilot didnt have easy control and didnt have GPS you Ninnies! Anybody who gives this a low score did not play this game. Better than Crimson Skies. Expand
  6. DavidB.
    Jun 11, 2006
    8
    the v-o is on the horrific side; but other than that, this game is excellent! the exhiliration when taking off not just the first time; but the v-o is on the horrific side; but other than that, this game is excellent! the exhiliration when taking off not just the first time; but every time never gets tired. the dog fights are outstanding, and the game truly shines on xbox live. Expand
  7. JeffA.
    Mar 30, 2006
    0
    The graphics and control is excellent. End of the positives. Now on to the negatives. There are subtitles across the top of the screen that The graphics and control is excellent. End of the positives. Now on to the negatives. There are subtitles across the top of the screen that can not be turned off. Very distracting. Worse yet, you can hear enemy pilots with fake German accents talking to you constantly. Since when can you hear enemy pilots taunting you in an airial combat game? I know this is an arcade type game but it's not supposed to be Sesame Street. The enemy pilots with the fake accents keep repeating the same few lines over and over again. It makes John Madden in EA's Madden NFL games sound interesting by comparison. In mission two I had to sink 3 destroyers. After I sunk the 2nd ship the screen switched to Frank's plane and I had no control over it. The mission ended with my failing to sink that 3rd vessel and Frank's plane zipping around my screen. Some gamers have reported completing this mess of a game but others have had the same bug that I encountered. Doesn't Ubisoft employ game testers? Luckily I got full credit for this horrid game when I returned it. Save yourself some time, grief and your hand earned cash and do not buy or even rent this mess. Expand

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