X360 Sunday, November 18, 2007 | 7:56 PM

The first 10 minutes: Ace Combat 6

The first 10 minutes: Ace Combat 6

After a lot of troubles with the customs I've finally received my japanese import copy of Ace Combat 6, and I certainly don't regret buying it. I had played a bit of Ace Combat IV on the PS2 so I more or less knew what to expect, but I was still surprised by the excellent gameplay, the mostly fantastic graphics and the overall level of polish of this game. Without a doubt one of the best titles released by Namco in the last few years, I can only recommend it to everyone not afraid to vomit in front of his screen after a few himmelman turns.


the first 10 minutes part 1
the first 10 minutes part 2

All comments

Commented on 2007-11-18 21:18:15
A buddy of mine just got a 360, and out of all the games out for it.... get bought this... Confusing, yes, but that's what happened.

BTW, is that intro real-time? :) Looks nice.
Commented on 2007-11-18 21:37:07 In reply to Getpwned
Posted by Getpwned
A buddy of mine just got a 360, and out of all the games out for it.... get bought this... Confusing, yes, but that's what happened.

BTW, is that intro real-time? :) Looks nice.
The only non-realtime stuff is almost at the beginning of the 2nd video.
Commented on 2007-11-18 23:28:56
I really loved Ace Combat on the PS, whooping my cousins ass on multiplayer was the best, but i only remember playing that as a kid, as from what i remember it was one of the best games I'd ever played.

Looking at this, it doesn't look fun at all, it looks like more a chore rather then something I'd enjoy doing, maybe its just me :S.
Commented on 2007-11-19 00:59:03
if you liked it on the PS i dont see why you would not like it on the 360....
Commented on 2007-11-19 01:39:48 In reply to Sheps
Posted by Sheps
I really loved Ace Combat on the PS, whooping my cousins ass on multiplayer was the best, but i only remember playing that as a kid, as from what i remember it was one of the best games I'd ever played.

Looking at this, it doesn't look fun at all, it looks like more a chore rather then something I'd enjoy doing, maybe its just me :S.
New account, synce?
Commented on 2007-11-19 02:09:04
looks stunning
Commented on 2007-11-19 03:02:26 In reply to Sheps
Posted by Sheps
Looking at this, it doesn't look fun at all, it looks like more a chore rather then something I'd enjoy doing, maybe its just me :S.
It's not just you, the gameplay pretty much sucks. Graphics are really good though.
Commented on 2007-11-19 03:05:22
Completed the US version. I really enjoyed it. Great graphics. Missions feel alive with changing objectives. It definately manages to make you feel like you are in a big battle. However this is definately not a simulation, I would call it flight action game.
Commented on 2007-11-19 03:34:28
I have a question, when I played the demo the accelerators, decelerators were the right and left triggers, and the rudders were the left and right bumpers. This obviously makes high speed right turns a bit hard if you use the rudders, is there a way to change the controls to map the rudders to the face buttons?
Commented on 2007-11-19 03:36:35
Ace Combat IV is still the king. I think a lot of the AC team left Namco after finishing AC4. AC5, ACZero and this are a major disappointment compared to 4 :(
Commented on 2007-11-19 05:02:40 In reply to indigo0086
Posted by indigo0086
I have a question, when I played the demo the accelerators, decelerators were the right and left triggers, and the rudders were the left and right bumpers. This obviously makes high speed right turns a bit hard if you use the rudders, is there a way to change the controls to map the rudders to the face buttons?
You can switch from the bumpers to the triggers. I think thats all you can do I'm not 100% sure you can customize freely
Commented on 2007-11-19 07:15:16
If this bores you then I guess you werent into airplanes anyways. It seems to have a good story, good quality, nice controls, and the limited gameplay I saw seemed varied and fun.
Commented on 2007-11-19 08:38:22 In reply to Sheps
Posted by Sheps
I really loved Ace Combat on the PS, whooping my cousins ass on multiplayer was the best, but i only remember playing that as a kid, as from what i remember it was one of the best games I'd ever played.

Looking at this, it doesn't look fun at all, it looks like more a chore rather then something I'd enjoy doing, maybe its just me :S.
How could you say it dont look fun have u played the demo of this game?? its totally kick ass man the games hot and fun, and im gonna get it for one...
Commented on 2007-11-19 10:21:13
Playing it now. best AC so far for me. The feeling of immersion is something i didn't expect from this title. Impressive.
Commented on 2007-11-19 10:37:30 In reply to Getpwned
Posted by Getpwned
A buddy of mine just got a 360, and out of all the games out for it.... get bought this... Confusing, yes, but that's what happened.
My brother is buying his first consolle just for this game, and he's not even into videogames...
Commented on 2007-11-19 15:55:31
To be quite honest I was slightly shocked that this game is 360 exclusive. I sort of questioned Namco's reasons for this but I guess the sales speak for themselves.
It helped shift alot of 360's in Japan and alsmot knocked Mario Galaxy from #1 in the charts.
Its also a game that really appeals to the west and could be a system seller for a select audience.
Commented on 2007-11-19 16:06:32
ya i love the game it looks wicked and has a good feel to it, one thing i don't like is something that smissing that some other games had,

i used to love flying and then being able to switch to a different camera, no not just the plane camera, what i miss is the fly-by cameras that some other games had it gave a wicked feel, not to mention i wish certain aspects had a faster feel to them, flying 500ft from the ground you'd think their would be a greater sense of speed than their is
Commented on 2007-11-19 16:07:18 In reply to Nakano
Posted by Nakano
My brother is buying his first consolle just for this game, and he's not even into videogames...
Just wondering, is he gonna get the flight pack as well, you know they sell the control stick and throttle for it as well from what i recall :)
Commented on 2007-11-19 17:19:46 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
Just wondering, is he gonna get the flight pack as well, you know they sell the control stick and throttle for it as well from what i recall :)
He'll surely buy the flight stick. In fact i stopped playing AC waiting for him to finish it. Then i'll borrow the set and start it over again :)
Commented on 2007-11-19 19:32:24 In reply to Sheps
Posted by Sheps
Looking at this, it doesn't look fun at all, it looks like more a chore rather then something I'd enjoy doing, maybe its just me :S.
It is quite opposite too intensive for me, i would prefer Lock on fighter with such looks.
Commented on 2007-11-20 09:08:54
@ BlimBlim:
the maneuver is called "Immelmann". It's named after a german fighter pilot in WW I.
Commented on 2007-11-20 17:31:54
I played the demo and it was just too repetitive for me plus the grey overtone which we have seen waaaaay to much in modern games just makes it look so uninviting, if i were a fighter pilot in the game i wouldn't want to protect something that looks so dull and boring.
Commented on 2007-11-24 11:51:23
I wonder this game can make Japanese Voices with English Subtitles just like Naruto Rasie Of Ninja and Eternal Sonata does???

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