iPad Flying Aces- dogfighting game out now!

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  1. #1 wastedyuthe, Dec 9, 2008
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    Here's the iTunes link.


    [hqyoutube]vBtaVdXGov0[/hqyoutube]

    UK price £4.99. Seems a little steep considering it is just dogfighting. It seems from the description there is nothing else to do but shoot other planes down. No missions. No ground targets. No landing (certainly not listed as a feature anyway).
    So I am not buying it atm. For a little more you can get a lot more bang for your buck in games such as BIA and HOS.
    Anyone gonna get it?
     
  2. Chiller ONE

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    Gameplay vid? The screenshots sure don't make me wanna buy it, they look dull and boring.
     
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    nah - don't think so - at least not on the basis of the screenshots

    for a mo I was thinking it was odd that a game boasting of being first iPhone dogfight game would have screenshots without other planes - and then I spotted the little arrows on screen and it seems like they might be the opposition planes rather than parts of the HUD

    might change mind if a vid gets posted somewhere and it looks really playable (and the arrows become more like planes when you get closer (to be fair to developer - I suppose in modern warfare - other planes are rarely more than a dot before being downed so maybe the app is just more authentic than arcade style dogfights)
     
  4. #4 wastedyuthe, Dec 9, 2008
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    I agree about the screenshots. If the dev wants to sell the game, they should have at least shown other planes in the sky.
    Here is a 'sneak peak' of the game in development. That's all that's about atm I think...
     
  5. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    Flying Aces; simulation dogfighting with power-ups

    Flight simulation lovers and arcade gamers alike will find this game to be very involving and fun.

    It is Flying Aces and is available on the App Store for $7.99, if you wild like check out the developer SnakeHead Softwares website at: http://www.snakeheadsoftware.com

    The game has two massive battle ground landscapes ;desert and sea. You will start out with basic a machine gun on your plane. Might I suggest using your headphones as the game offers 3d stereo sounds. You may also jam out to your iPod by starting your music then entering the game.

    Once you enter the playing field you will need to read a quick set of instructions detailing just what you need to know to control your plane, weapons etc... The game is set up in waves of enemy jets, and the first wave is aslow level letting to adjust to flying using the accelerometer. Your view would be considered first person looking out into a beautiful 3d view of the landscae you have chosen. You also have cockpit hud gauges, controls and mini-map.

    I am finding this game very detailed and fun. It isn't too hard,however the level interaction and reading your altimeter, locking on to enemy planes, even dropping flares to deter enemy heat seeking missiles is a very simulated experience.

    An arcade aspect is present in how you obtain upgrades for your machine guns, missles, and thruster boost. You will find scattered around the playing area pick-ups that you can fly through. This in my opinion adds a unique element to this native game.

    I have been in contact with Gerald Bailey founder and CEO of Snakehead Software, as the only element I have found missing is a calibration function (they are currently working on multi-player as states in description).

    Graphics: 8/10
    Sound:10/10 since u can play your own music
    Replayability: 9/10 ESP. With coming inclusion of multiplayer.
    Control: 9/10 my be a 10 with calibration.
    Fun Factor:9/10 I love these type games!:cool
     
  6. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    Thanks salsamd don't think I can add that link from my iPhone
    :rolleyes:
     
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    You mean you wrote that review with the iPhone???
     
  8. rIcHrAnDoM

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    #9 rIcHrAnDoM, Dec 10, 2008
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    Yeah some typos sorry

    Has anyone else downloaded this title? Check out the other reviews on the Appstore.
     
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  10. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    Wastedyuthe has a good point, usu. I do check for previous threads this time I didn't and he caught me! I would like the records to reflect that had I read this thread I could have contributed to a few purchasing decisions.
     
  11. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes: thanks Arn sorry yuthe!
     
  12. No probs mate. Nice of you to apologize :)
     
  13. Back to the game now, is there any variation in the landscape (I am assuming not, in the case of the Sea stage) such as hills etc, or is it just flat?
     
  14. rIcHrAnDoM

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    It is a fairly flat landscape
     
  15. Hmm. I'm just concerned this is going to get repetitive and boring, fast.
    If you have just two flat maps, so there's no interaction with the ground other than crashing into it, no landing (I assume, am I right?), that doesn't leave much to do other than collecting power-ups, and shooting enemy planes- not much considering the hefty price of the app (comparatively speaking of course).
    What do you say to that?
     
  16. rIcHrAnDoM

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    I am playing in between posting sorry for delays
     
  17. rIcHrAnDoM

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    It may get boring for some, the fluidity of play is amazing, and enemy ai gradually ajusting is nice too.
    Just now I took my jet into a rear roll with an enemy on my tail I got so close to the ground pulling out of the roll that my enemy hit the ground and blew up behind me!
     
  18. rIcHrAnDoM

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    There is no landing. There are no bells and whistles either, this is no biiPlane. I think the power-ups add to gameplay positively. Other than those this is just a really good sim.
     
  19. I wouldn't want it to be like biiPlane. I like the sim approach. But with the sim approach, I would expect you to have to land the plane after a mission. It seems like they have gone for sim-like controls, but with an arcade game approach, ie no landing, collecting power-ups, repetitive gameplay. I would have at least liked a bit more variety such as hills to fly around, your carrier to protect in certain missions, ground targets to blow up. See how much better this type of game could be?
    If it was cheaper, like £2, then it would be ok. But it is £5 here in the UK, which is asking a lot for it's limited gameplay.
    Of course I only have the opinion of someone who doesn't actually have the game yet, so I would like to see the game in action. Unfortunately there still aren't any YouTube vids of the released game yet (only the work in progress).
     

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