This is the 2nd Ace Combat title on the PSP.
Story: The story isn't too overly complicated too follow, it paints you as the hero of theThis is the 2nd Ace Combat title on the PSP.
Story: The story isn't too overly complicated too follow, it paints you as the hero of the story, pushing your country out of the oppression of another, you also build a nemesis relationship with one of the enemy pilots as an added bonus.
Gameplay: If you played an Ace Combat game before you know EXACTLY what to expect here, this is a dogfighting action packed, arcade like flight-sim. The more you fly a plane the more colour schemes and weapons you unlock for said plane, making you try out what every plane has to offer. It has a mission type selection screen, with branching paths, this gives the ability to replay the game and play previously unplayed missions with the already unlocked planes at your disposal.
The controls are tight and there are 2 types of controls, expert gives you full control of your plane, beginner levels you out when hanging upside down which makes it easier for people not used to flying game, personally I think expert is better, since it gives you more freedom to get behind enemies..
Graphics: The graphics are very much like the previous Ace Combat on PSP, they look pretty good, the plane models are well done just as the menu interface is pretty sleek.
Music: The music was hit and miss for me, there were some good songs in there, but it was not very memorable.
All in all, Ace Combat: Joint Assault is a step down from the superior Skies of Deception, the mission select is not ordered well and the CPU usually is not doing much to help you, while I did find the rivalry with the other squadron a plus point, the rest of the story is a let down. If you're a fan of Ace Combat or action games alike you might find something good here... My verdict: good game with some shortcomings.… Expand