X360, PS3 Friday, August 22, 2008 | 4:33 PM

GC08: HAWX gameplay

GC08: HAWX gameplay

Driftwood just got us this video of Tom Clancy's HAWX, showing quite a bit of the level and the gameplay itself.


GC08: Gameplay
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Commented on 2008-08-22 17:06:34
I was lucky enough to attend the presentation of the game and I really think the game is shaping up well. It looks great even when close to the ground, it runs smoothly, it's fun and it handles very well.

If you like Ace Combat, you will love HAWX as everything AC does, HAWX does it even better and it adds great new features. There will be many different locations (Afganistan, Africa, South America, the Middle East, the US - Cap Caneveral among others).

The version we saw was pre-beta so when I see how great everything looks, I think it's pretty safe to say that the game will be technically rock solid. A demo should be available before release so you can see for yourself (the game has been delayed to January but the demo could be there before the end of 08).
Commented on 2008-08-22 19:53:40
I’m not sure about that.

Is it possible to deactivate the assistance mode and stay in cockpit view? – I don’t like 3rd person views in these games in general but considering HAWX I don’t think this 3rd person view when deactivating the assistance mode is helpful.
It is distracting and you are not able to fly accurate anymore. For me it sounds like they added a “be cool” feature and bind it to some useful features like deactivating limited flight controls.

And I wonder about the story and presentation. To say it blunt I think Clancy sucks. His stories and characters leave no impression to me and the presentation is usually rather weak with just some radio messengers etc.
I’m well aware that Ace Combat follows a traditional west east conflict scheme with all its stereotypes and that it is spilling pathos all over the place but at the same time this makes them enjoyable and they got some nice CG and ingame sequences to tell the story.

Then Ace Combats is in no way realistic and by that gives the designers the opportunity to challenge the player with unique enemies and bosses like laser turrets, flying carriers and battleships and even a falling satellite as big as skyscraper.
I wonder how HAWX will distract us from repetitive bombing tanks and shooting down other planes.

HAWX might be good but I’m not sure about Ace Combat players liking it automatically and even preferring it.
Commented on 2008-08-22 21:16:18
WAIT THEIR COCKPIT VIEW NOW?!?!?!?!?!
Commented on 2008-08-22 21:22:52
this game is gonna be HOT esepecially online
Commented on 2008-08-22 21:27:55 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
this game is gonna be HOT esepecially online
Call me crazy, but I strongly doubt it.
Commented on 2008-08-22 23:31:00 In reply to Ishigami
You use the assistance if you want to, when an X appears on the screen you are free to press the X button or simply ignore it.

To me the story in Ace Combat 6 was just pathetic and dull so I don't think it can be worse here. And I honestly believe that the story doesn't come first in this kind of game for many people. I unfortunately don't have much information aout the storyline but if you don't like Clancy at all, there's a good chance you won't like it I suppose. But that doesn't mean you won't enjoy the game, does it? I mean, as long as you're not looking for a sim.

As for the futuristic side of Ace Combat, I see your point and you may be right but when I said that I was really only talking about the type of gameplay. :)
Commented on 2008-08-23 00:16:42
I don't think I could get into online games such as these. I really liked Crimson Skies *prays for sequel* online play, but these games I assume are a different ball game.
Commented on 2008-08-23 00:28:15
looks great! there is one little thing i dont like - the initial "glow" when some target is hit. somehow it looks strange :o/
other than that it rocks :D
Commented on 2008-08-23 00:44:56
man this game looks pretty clean ingame, it'll be the first jet fighter game ive ever bought.
Commented on 2008-08-23 02:37:49 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
I’m not sure about that.

Is it possible to deactivate the assistance mode and stay in cockpit view? – I don’t like 3rd person views in these games in general but considering HAWX I don’t think this 3rd person view when deactivating the assistance mode is helpful.
It is distracting and you are not able to fly accurate anymore. For me it sounds like they added a “be cool” feature and bind it to some useful features like deactivating limited flight controls.

And I wonder about the story and presentation. To say it blunt I think Clancy sucks. His stories and characters leave no impression to me and the presentation is usually rather weak with just some radio messengers etc.
I’m well aware that Ace Combat follows a traditional west east conflict scheme with all its stereotypes and that it is spilling pathos all over the place but at the same time this makes them enjoyable and they got some nice CG and ingame sequences to tell the story.

Then Ace Combats is in no way realistic and by that gives the designers the opportunity to challenge the player with unique enemies and bosses like laser turrets, flying carriers and battleships and even a falling satellite as big as skyscraper.
I wonder how HAWX will distract us from repetitive bombing tanks and shooting down other planes.

HAWX might be good but I’m not sure about Ace Combat players liking it automatically and even preferring it.
The story isn't meant to be a blockbuster. Its more real, how things happen. The story is pretty light, its more the details. There aren't supposed to be aliens or anything.

Looks good and fun though, and visually quite pleasing. anice to see a decent looking ground in a flying game.
Commented on 2008-08-23 23:32:24
Hi i seem to not get any sound trough this web site on all the vids!!! but works everywhere else (strange) i need something extra?
Commented on 2008-08-24 16:40:06 In reply to pythxvii
Posted by pythxvii
The story isn't meant to be a blockbuster. Its more real, how things happen. The story is pretty light, its more the details. There aren't supposed to be aliens or anything.
I know what Clancy is like, that's why I said he sucks IMO. AC does not feature Aliens either.
Posted by dub007
Hi i seem to not get any sound trough this web site on all the vids!!! but works everywhere else (strange) i need something extra?
There is no sound that's why there is no sound. Why would you want sound from an convention video anyway? - The only thing you would hear is the people in the background.

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