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  • Summary: In Air Conflicts: Secret Wars players can relive the most famous battles of the First and Second World War right up close. The game provides plenty of variety, as players can fly 16 meticulously detailed and accurate aircraft in nearly 50 exciting missions in the seven campaigns. The missionIn Air Conflicts: Secret Wars players can relive the most famous battles of the First and Second World War right up close. The game provides plenty of variety, as players can fly 16 meticulously detailed and accurate aircraft in nearly 50 exciting missions in the seven campaigns. The mission tasks are diverse and range from air space clearance operations to the bombardment of targets on the ground, attacks on enemy convoys and reconnaissance, escort and patrol flights. After each successful mission players can upgrade their skills to enable them to control their aircraft more expertly, make their aircraft more robust and select better co-pilots. There are two control modes for the combat aircraft: the controls are simplified in arcade mode and simulation mode offers a realistic control system that is true to the original. Besides the solo campaigns, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars can also offer several multiplayer modes for up to eight players that can be played on a local network and over the Internet. Expand
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  1. Jan 1, 2018
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    Honestly, I don’t know why because, aside from the poor voice-acting, it was actually great. And if the plotholes weren’t there, it could haveHonestly, I don’t know why because, aside from the poor voice-acting, it was actually great. And if the plotholes weren’t there, it could have been an awesome story (instead it’s just ok). I see many people playing this game with the Arcade setting and on Easy difficulty, hence the mediocre reviews. But set the controls to Simulation (which isn’t that in the strictest sense – it just lets you roll manually) and the difficulty to Ace and you have a great flying on par with Ace Combat and Blazing Angels.

    Now came this so-called “Ultimate Edition”. It surprised me because 1) there was never any DLC for this game and 2) it seems it did so well that it warranted a re-release. So I thought that this edition would take advantage of the PS4 and have improved graphics. And have re-done voice acting and solved its bugs. Boy, was I fool.

    There is ZERO improvement. The awful voice-acting is still there. And the graphics? They are MUCH WORSE. On the 1st level, the shadows were either gone or minimal. The grass is gone and the plane textures are less detailed. I will go so far as to say the graphics are from the PS2. This is a disgrace to the PS4! How did this happen?! If you had money to re-release this, then you certainly have money to redo the voice acting and improve the graphics.

    But what of the gameplay? Thankfully, it’s still the same. It’s still fun (again if you have it to Ace and Simulation). So this is sadly just another game that caught the “good game, bad remaster” syndrome. It’s things like these that makes me weary of remasters. Many devs make them just to get a quick-buck. We get promises of improvements only to find the exact opposite.

    DO: get this game for the PS3, 360 or on Steam for $6.

    DON’T: get the PS4 version; only get it IF you don’t have a PS3 or 360 and your laptop is crappy. And even then, the PC version runs well on Integrated Graphics so when I say crappy, I mean “it-can-only-run-Solitaire” crappy.
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