You gotta be kidding me!
I've finally bought a hard drive for my 360, but boy, am I DISAPPOINTED at this game. High Road
, how do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways!
1.) WTF? LAVA CANNONS?!? C'mon, it was a cheesy stupid weapon in MechAssault, and it's an even more idiotic concept on a 1930's aircraft. I can't seem to enjoy anything about the game because some enemy with teh UberGunz is always setting my tail on fire. I mean, perhaps I could see the B.B.E.G. getting to have something pulp crazy like this mounted on his secret volcano lair at the end of the game... but does there have to be one on every zep, tower and airplane that DOESN'T belong to the Fortune Hunters?
2.) Where did PHYSICS go? I see Firebrands- something the size of an A-20- stand on their tail and do an IMMEDIATE direction change at full power.
I guess because they lack a tail, the game creators seem to believe they wouldn't break in half!
3.) There's no 1st person view? I'm flying a plane but can't get in the cockpit? What kind of 'flight sim' doesn't have any 'simulation' to it?
4.) There is no end to the enemy planes. Even when their zep/base/hideout is blown from hell to breakfast they keep randomly appearing in 1's, 2's and 6's to annoy you as you try and take care of whatever mission goal you still need to win.
5.) DO my wingmen do anything other than spout annoying comments? I see a whole truckload full of tracers, but I'm yet to see anyone but me (or the enemy) flame an aircraft.
I could continue, but I've got better things to do- like stick my head in a microwave and lighting a match.
That will be about as successful as the designers were at capturing the 'feel' of Crimson Skies.
On the upside (yes, there actually is one), the cut scenes are spectacular and the voice actors are great.
I give production values an 8/10.
Too bad gameplay gets more of a 1/10.