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  • Summary: A collaboration between Ace Combat and Nintendo brings to fans aerial combat as they are able to cut through the skies while flaunting fresh paint to represent their favorite Nintendo characters like Samus, Captain Falcon, Bowser, and Pac-Man.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. NF Magazine
    Apr 20, 2015
    80
    Though it can't quite hide the fact that it's a 2011 game here in 2015, the new amiibo support and the strength of the existing game design have combined to make Assault Horizon Legacy+ a winner for a second time. [Issue #14: Old vs. New – March/April 2015, p.70]
  2. Mar 7, 2015
    80
    A true example of how the 3D effect can enhance games, with both a compelling narrative and gameplay structure, and plenty of reason to take back to the skies after finishing.
  3. Feb 23, 2015
    70
    Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy Plus is not a brand new game, but it tries its best adding more fun to the original title, working on the New Nintendo 3DS extra features. The Amiibo addiction is pretty useless, but the new dynamic 3D grants a new layer to this good experience.
  4. Feb 18, 2015
    62
    Basically we have here the exact same game that we played four years ago, but with added Amiibo functionalities. It's still a fun game, but it's not worth the price of a new release.
  5. Feb 21, 2015
    60
    A good choice for users who did not play the original title, as it keeps its excellent soundtrack, accessible gameplay, easy customization and a good implementation of 3D stereoscopic effect. Unfortunately, it doesn't add outstanding stuff to the mix to justify a second purchase at full price besides its compatibility with amiibos and the C-Stick on the New 3DS.
  6. 60
    On the one hand it's an genuinely entertaining dogfighting sim on the Nintendo 3DS - a genre so rare that its only competitor is its predecessor. On the other hand re-releasing the exact same game and selling gimmicky Amiibo miniatures unlocks as the major new addition is... well, it's not exactly adequate. This kind of feature would be a $5 DLC add-on elsewhere.
  7. Feb 16, 2015
    40
    Back to 2011, Assault Horizon Legacy already appeared as a deception for all the fans of the franchise. This New 3DS version doesn't change a thing. It still lacks of intensity and skill. And there are not enough fresh features to justify its purchase.

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  1. Jun 8, 2016
    7
    This game is an update to Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, that was launched on par with the New 3DS (a new and more powerful model of 3DS)This game is an update to Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy, that was launched on par with the New 3DS (a new and more powerful model of 3DS) in 2015. As such, this "enhanced version" features a couple of discrete additions, like Amiibo support (to unlock planes) and using the right stick to control the camera. The 3D effect is well done, but I tested it only with the N3DS.

    In the game's main mode, Missions, you are in the role of 'Phoenix', a very skilled pilot who has to fight the rebels in order to reestablish government's control of the country. It means you'll have to fight against rebel planes, ships and terrestrial defenses in order to complete your missions. This will give you around 5 to 10 hours, depending on the difficulty and how precise you are.

    The controls are responsive depending on the plane you choose and that can vary a lot.
    The extra modes (challenges), will add a couple of hours of gameplay, also unlocking some new stuff. There is also a theater mode where you can watch saved videos if you saved that gameplay when asked for.

    The game is fun, but it lacks things like multiplayer, a better use of the second stick and -maybe- a free flight mode to show off your cool new plane. I hope that, in the future, the next game from this franchise will add these features and deliver a more complete experience. The replayability is low, because after completing the game in all modes and levels, you will know every fight style of your enemies (the script), and the dialogs will start to become annoying.

    (I'm sorry if my English is too bad).
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