X360, PS3 Saturday, February 28, 2009 | 11:32 AM

Trailer of HAWX

Trailer of HAWX

Ubisoft yesterday released the demo of Tom Clancy's HAWX on the European PSN, together with this trailer showing team deathmatch.


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Commented on 2009-02-28 11:58:51
Looks like fun
Commented on 2009-02-28 20:44:50
This game is a poor man's AC, at least the PS3 version is.
Commented on 2009-02-28 23:59:03
with that interesting camera angle , this game is better then AC.
But I'm still waiting for new AC.
Commented on 2009-03-01 02:19:13
I played the demo yesterday on my PS3 and it was exactly like I thought it would be: Style trash.

The gameplay in off mode is horrible (random maneuvers until a look on...) and you need the off mode or special enemies will always be in your back.

I pass on this.
Commented on 2009-03-01 10:43:55 In reply to Ishigami
Yeah I agree, the assistance off mode is garbage and my one hope for this game was that you could play it without ever using it but it would seem that you are forced to. Add to that the framerate is constantly stuttering for no good reason (this game does not nearly push enough geometry for that to be acceptable) and becomes sub 30 frames whenever you activate the crappy gimmick view.

Plus its shit that you can't stall your plane and your minimum speed is still absurdly fast, making gun strafing on even static ground targets really difficult.

It could have been good if it had differed from AC by being just slightly more simulation than that series, like allowing throttle to be on a sliding scale and having more realistic flight physics but basically they made a bad facsimile of AC and added a crappy gimmick that is gamebreakingly annoying.

Please, Namco make the next AC for PS3...
Commented on 2009-03-02 06:07:01
I dissagree entirely. I never had any framerate issues when I played the demo(360 version). You CAN stall, but only in assist off mode. Personally I feell that the assist off camera is the best thing to happen to flight games in a long time. Once you get used to it, the assist off is excellent for pulling off crazy maneuvers, and you don't have to use it. with practice I also had little difficulty with ground units either( even those between buildings). All in all, I thought it was the most fun I've had with a demo in a while...
Commented on 2009-03-02 13:28:52 In reply to Frozpot
To each his own I guess...the framerate thing is probably "exclusive" to the PS3 version and if you enjoyed the assist off mode we have diametrically opposed views as to what makes a worthy flight game.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed it, wish I had too since I love the increasingly rare flight genre...
Commented on 2009-03-02 21:59:26 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
I dissagree entirely. I never had any framerate issues when I played the demo(360 version). You CAN stall, but only in assist off mode. Personally I feell that the assist off camera is the best thing to happen to flight games in a long time. Once you get used to it, the assist off is excellent for pulling off crazy maneuvers, and you don't have to use it. with practice I also had little difficulty with ground units either( even those between buildings). All in all, I thought it was the most fun I've had with a demo in a while...
couldnt agree more. i really enjoyed HAWX for the reasons stated above, i'm not a fan of flight games in general, i find them to one of the most boring genre's next to RTS's, especially the simulation flight games. but HAWX really made the whole thing fun. controls really well, and in general was just a more accessible and exciting version of AC.
Commented on 2009-03-04 13:11:38 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
couldnt agree more. i really enjoyed HAWX for the reasons stated above, i'm not a fan of flight games in general, i find them to one of the most boring genre's next to RTS's, especially the simulation flight games. but HAWX really made the whole thing fun. controls really well, and in general was just a more accessible and exciting version of AC.
Yeah, im in the same boat with you guys. I already had it downloaded a while ago on the 360, so i didnt bother downloading this one for my PS3. All in all you guys hit the nail on the head.

I had a hard time getting used to assistance off mode at first, but after playing the game 7-8 times, i really feel like i've perfected it into an art. Makes me feel like im playing some scene from top gun.

Slowdown however, i think i may have experienced it once or twice, but nothing like you guys are describing. Maybe a stutter or two but thats about it.

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