Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by SaltireOne, Mar 22, 2006.
* Rushes downstairs to check *
Superb, downloading it now - 640MB
That one came out of the blue - not even mentioned on Major Nelsons site...
Thanks, Downloading now
I went onto Marketplace about 25 minutes ago and noticed it and started to download but assumed it had been uploaded earlier in the day, didnt know it was brand new
i think every bugger is downloading this...its taking AGES ....
I've been soo looking forward to this!
my 360 died 1 hour ago! 3 red lites, tis packed up and awaiting courier..
Sweet downloading it now.
Anyone know if its single or multiplayer?
Cheers, downloading now!
I'm at 92%
I must resist, I must resist!!!!!
Oh booger it - ok, I'll download it tonight
Cheers for the headsup
It looks like single player - doing some sort of flight tutorial now in a WW1 Bi-Plane
many thanks to OP, didn't think I'd be playing this tonight!
If only my net connection wasn't being maxed out by my pc, I may have a chance to d/l it...
Not that impressed with this so far, seems to be alot of tearing going on
glad you said that!
seems to tearing all over the place, hope they sort this out
Single player only.
Was quite fun. Control needs a bit of getting used to and the voice acting is a bit OTT but it was nice flying over the Thames and Parliament shooting down the Luftwaffe! London mission looked pretty nice.
There's no way I'd buy this though unless I knew what the MP was like.
Anyone else play Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe? Reminded me a lot of that.
I dont see any of this tearing people are speaking of, Maybe its down to peoples set ups?? Anyway.... I like it, Makes a change from the stuff released so far
nice gfx, but a bit simplistic - planes look and sound nice but mp would have to be something special to convince me to buy it. well worth a try for the demo tho
The London mission was amazing, flying low over the Thames with enemy planes exploding all around you, bullets spraying into the water and air raid sirens blaring.
I quite like the targeting system they've implemented, makes for some very cinematic shots during gameplay that you would normally only get from a replay.
Yes the voice acting is really cheesy, yes there is a bit of tearing too , but so what? It was really good fun and I enjoyed every minute of it (well OK, maybe not the tutorial ).
I will definitely be getting it
Woo, that's getting downloaded!
Downloading it now. Moving quite fast at the moment, more so then some of the previous demos I downloaded.
Initially, like in the first few minutes, there was nothing really impressive about the game visually. In fact the only thing that made me choose against switching the console was the rumble feature which is enabled once you start firing your machine guns. A few seconds after getting in the air, and i have to say the method in where you have to rotate the RS stick is impressive, you notice that you have the ability to go faster. It's kinda dissapointing to admit that there is really no sense of speed however, only blurred motions surrounding the corners of the screen remind that you are going "faster" although judging from how quickly you pass the environment your speed hasn't changed at all.
That's the training. I was also dissapointed with the fact there is no Zoom feature for the player when homing into a target, often meaning the player is only shooting at a red line (symbolising the enemy). When you get the chance to actually see the enemy craft, they go pass you very quickly - meaning there is again a dissapointment in the visual department as you can't really maintain a sight of the enemy craft - mainly a red line.
The following mission sees you defend a military airbase/airport in which about 12 bombers escorted, and you find this out later to my horror, with about three squadrons of assault enemy craft. Again, the visual department lacks especially on the waterscene as this base you defend is surrounded by the sea. After managing to battle your way to find a target and then reach it, your sent to bomb enemy ships. Very easy. As your plane is riding the sky, there is oval-shaped target which seems like its being beamed from the bottom of the plane to the surface. Once this oval shaped target is over the ship, you push the RS stick down and away the bombs go. Nice explosion affects but again, nothing to raise eyebrows.
Then the masterpiece, atleast compared to the previous surroundings. London. Objective, protect Parliament Buildings from the rather cocky Germans (and yes, you get to here them..unfortunately football isn't mentioned, nor is hairy armpits - the craze of German women so I hear). Anyway, i've been dismissing or downgrading the visuals of the game so far, but the beautiful sunset scorched sky takes your eyes off the target only to stare at the clouds - often making me crash into blocks, which i then realised were meant to be buildings. The River Thames is best represented aswell, ugly to look at it. But the enemy AI is tripled on this level. Three squadrons of enemy bombers followed by two squadrons of enemy fighters totally take up the view of the sky. Not being able to stare at the beautiful lighting, i made my way clearing it. One by one, they fell uttering the same repetitive nonsense about how I fly as well as I fight. I should think so after i've fed them a few hundred bullets! Ra-ra, ra-ra! lol
Overal conclusion: The experience of feeling the aggressive rumbling at every disposal of the thousands of bullets is unforgettable. The sight of seeing your hardwork (in finding and reaching) expressed in fireballs is satisfying to say the least but some of the visuals, especially in the daylight of the training mission and the lighting of the water is not what we expected from the 2nd wave of 360 games. Also, some tearing and no AA is aparent. However, i might buy it just for the Multiplayer on Live which will be fantastic IMO.
I had loads of tearing, don't think it has any V-sync. I'm using a VGA cable.
Didn't even finish playing the demo, got bored.
I can't seem to get past that annoying bit in the training when you have to drop tickets on the church
Mind if i...drop in here?
Here's a little tip mate. First thing to do is pull your RS stick down (not push it down as that releases the leaflets), just slow down basically. Now, press down on it a second before you feel the oval shape target will be over the church. Keep pressing it down until the leaflets stop.
If that doesnt work, keep doing the same..sooner or later you'll hit the spot perfectly. So main tip, keep pressing down the RS stick.
I quite enjoyed that. No doubt the London mission is the stand-out, like you guys say. A decent multiplayer and this is a buyer for me.
Yea...a bit too easy though. But i guess the controls make up for that! God its bloody hard to turn when you're getting shot at
The targeting system is on the forgiving side sure, but that prevents alot of the frustration you can get in the more 'hardcore' sims, which I've played and to be honest get bored of after a while - I just don't have the time to devote to them (much as I'd like to). Nice blend of fun and flying IMHO.
London mission was uber
if the MP is good ill get this
i got terrible tearing on those 1st few missions but the London one seemed fine
philips 32PF9986 via VGA here.
Major tearing here as well.............don't like not having radar either.
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