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  • Summary: Take to the skies in this immersive flight simulation where each mission is a high-risk expedition. Manage everything from fuel, ammo, hydraulics and more in your very own physics-based bomber, which can be customized with an array of liveries and paint jobs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 10, 2018
    80
    Bomber Crew is tense, exhilarating and often purposely overwhelming. The main drawback here sits with the game’s mouse-suited UI and its, at times, frustrating moments of play. Persevere, however, and you’ll find a deep, complex and engaging experience that’s massively rewarding. Don’t be fooled by its cutesy and colorful design, because if anything, Bomber Crew means business.
  2. Jul 11, 2018
    80
    Players are challenged to use their strategic muscles both in building their plane and crew and when taking them into action, with build choices having a significant impact on gameplay. Challenge Mode provides an alternative to the campaign and a chance to experiment with different builds while completing wave objectives. Altogether, it's well worth the plane ticket.
  3. Aug 14, 2018
    80
    Even with the grind that hits at later levels, I kept telling myself to do just one more mission. It’s a little intimidating and overwhelming at first, but stick with it for an hour or two and you’ll start to make sense of the complexity and chaos, resulting in a lot of enjoyment when missions start to go the way you expected. Don’t be like me and initially judge it by its cartoonish visual style, as there’s some serious strategy involved with each bombing run to ensure your crew survives.
  4. Jul 17, 2018
    75
    Combining strategy, action and roguelike permadeath, Bomber Crew is thoroughly enjoyable, and well worth a look.
  5. Jul 26, 2018
    70
    Bomber Crew is a fantastic first achievement, and flitting between micro and macro management is both stressful and rewarding in equal measure. That said, the game can’t decide if it wants to be a quirky management sim or a hardcore roguelike, so splitting the difference has weakened the whole.
  6. Jul 18, 2018
    70
    There is a high chance that the initial few missions, as players get to grips with the touchy controls, depth of the mechanics and difficulty of the war, will turn many casual gamers away. And that would be a shame because once you get past the opening segments, and really get to grips with what Bomber Crew is all about, will find a rather fun management style affair that brings much joy.
  7. Aug 16, 2018
    60
    Love it or hate it, what was done with Bomber Crew was done mostly right. While there are a few disappointing aspects, the overall experience can be a great one. There is plenty to do and hours to spend if you enjoy the core concepts. The graphics aren’t going to win any awards, but do manage to have their own sense of charm. If you’re into World War era games and bombers, you may even have a deeper appreciation.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 11, 2018
    8
    There have been a ton of World War II game’s that have come out over the year’s and for me it’s one of my favourite settings. As you canThere have been a ton of World War II game’s that have come out over the year’s and for me it’s one of my favourite settings. As you can imagine then whenever a game has a World War II theme I’m very eager to get to grips with it and the best thing about the new game Bomber Crew that’s made its way to the Xbox One is that it focuses on the flying side of war. Decent flying game’s are very few and far between and thankfully Bomber Crew can be added to the decent flying game’s list despite the shortcomings it suffers with. One thing that impressed me right from the get go were the strategy elements the game boasts. Each move and little different thing you do matters in the long run so when you end up completing a mission you end up getting a great sense of achievement. This sense of achievement though also has some frustrating moments thrown in as well because the game’s difficulty curve can be quite difficult at times. The awkward controls also don’t help when it comes to the frustration levels as well and you’ll find that it will take you quite a while to get used them. When you do get used to them though you will be pleased with the amount of content that’s available to you. There is more than enough to keep you satisfied for quite a while and even though the missions do get repetetive after a while completing them still gives you a nice little rush. As you progress through the various missions the game delivers a number of different upgrades and unlockables to you and without a doubt obtaining each different upgrade is worth it which means the game does have quite a bit of replayability. Whilst I was impressed with the upgrades and unlockables some of them do require a lot of grinding to obtain and this can make things become a little tedious and repetetive. I must admit though that I was glad I carried on despite the repetetiveness because each upgrade did make the game a little easier, which is great. On the presentation side of things Bomber Crew isn’t going to win any awards but I actually enjoyed what was on offer here. Visually the game has a nice cute cartoony style and the accompanying sound design combines well with these visuals making the gameplay even more fun in a way. At the end of the day Bomber Crew has quite a few interesting mechanics in play at the same time and in a way this does give the game a little bit of uniqueness. This uniqueness means that you can look past the game’s imperfections and in the end you end up having quite an enjoyable time with Bomber Crew. Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2018
    0
    Sur le principe, ça aurait pu marcher, car l'idée de faire d'un bombardier une sorte de jeu de stratégie, aussi limité soit-il, resteSur le principe, ça aurait pu marcher, car l'idée de faire d'un bombardier une sorte de jeu de stratégie, aussi limité soit-il, reste intéressante... En pratique, c'est un désastre. Evidemment parce qu'il s'agit d'un jeu indé et qu'à la base, le jeu indé a une chance sur 3725 de réussir à traverser un champ d'astéroïdes sans se crasher comme une daube.

    On tentera de fermer les yeux sur les graphismes (tout en 3D, attention...) de 1993, d'où son aspect repoussant ; on tentera aussi de ne pas remarquer qu'il s'agit de **** bonhommes gogols, infantiles et grotesques que l'on dirige...

    On ne pourra pas faire l'impasse par contre, faire comme si on avait rien vu...à propos de l'interface générale des ordres et de la gestion de l'équipage du bombardier : c'est tout simplement horrible, très mal présenté, très mal implémenté et totalement anti-ergonomique. Une plaie ! en conséquence de quoi, le jeu se révèle injouable, non pas bon pour le service mais réformé, direction la poubelle. En avant, marche...
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