Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Image
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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 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
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  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. A pretty average game. You have fairly simple combat with a few nice graphical touches. Nothing really stands out as overtly good or bad, and everything here has pretty much been seen before in some form or fashion.
  4. 65
    While Blazing Angels shows high production values, the single-player gameplay falls incredibly flat. Those desperately looking for a dog-fighting fix should find the multiplayer enjoyable however.
  5. Without any truly brilliant missions to balance things out, the single-player campaign never really gets off the ground. Multiplayer games are a lot more fun, but if you have no interest in taking to the skies with other people, this isn't a squadron that you want to be part of.
  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. Jan 30, 2013
    6
    Flying games are one of my favorite types of games. Blazing Angels for the most part is okay. The graphics are okay, and the story is mediocre. The one thing I truly love about this game is the control. Blazing Angels has one of the best controls I have played. Its simple, and it feels very smooth. I rarely find my some fighting with the controls compared to other flying games. Another thing that I really like about the game is the missions are fast and the game helps you in what your suppose to do. What keeps this game at like a 5 or a 6 is because with the story and the graphics being dull, the game does feel very boring at certain points and sometimes the game feels to easy. The game is okay, if your like me who loves flying games I recommend this game to you. Expand

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