ACE COMBAT Xi Skies of Incursion Review
- Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.
- Genre: Action
- Released: 3 Dec, 2009
- Size: 140.2 MB
- Price: $2.99
- Great production value on presentation.
- Downloadable content available.
- Short mission storyline.
- Guns are a waste due to psychic missile lock-on.
Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion is a worthy addition to the series for Namco, but too short to enjoy completely.
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Almost fifteen years after the first Ace Combat game for the Playstation, Namco has brought their arcade dog fighter to the App Store. Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion is partnered with the well received PSP installment of the series and has a lot to live up to with such a strong pedigree behind it.
In keeping with the arcade style of the series, Ace Combat uses simplified controls that can be mostly automated depending on your difficulty settings. Tilting controls the movement of your jet fighter, while easy to access buttons serve to fire weapons or control your speed. Enemy fighters can be touched and targeted directly, but this isn't always easy and the target-switch button is far more reliable. Flight and combat is incredibly smooth and despite some sluggish responses while turning it's still great for dog fighting.
Like its bigger brothers, Ace Combat uses a hyper-realistic art design that's beautiful in 3D and the blending of realistic environments with futuristic technology is still evident here. Ace Combat could have benefited from multiplayer as the five missions available make this an easy game to quickly complete, but the missions are varied and in-mission voice chatter keeps things from feeling sterile.
Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion is definitely a great, if somewhat short game for fans of the series, but still well worth playing.
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Revolutionary aerial combat is now in your hands!
The No. 1 flight action series comes to iPhone and iPod touch in Ace Combat Xi Skies of Incursion!
The Ace Combat series has sold over 10 million copies sold worldwide, making it the ultimate flight action series.
Join the Falco Squadron and take off towards the enemy-infested skies in this new original adventure exclusively for the iPhone/iPod touch.
Choose from multiple planes and fly through beautiful vistas made from real satellite imaging!
Downloadable content, including new missions and planes keep the action fast and furious!
Ace Combat Xi Skies of Incursion features amazing graphics that push the limits of iPhone/iPod touch gaming!
Seize the Skies!
*Variable-scale control adjustment is possible using the analog virtual pad:
Slide the pad within the outer ring for fine flight adjustments, outside the ring for larger flight adjustment.
*Original story exclusive to the iPhone/iPod touch!
*Downloadable content, including real planes!
*HD quality graphics!
*Background environments based on real satellite imaging!
*Fly freely in a full 3D, 360-degree environment.
*Easy and smooth control with tilting iPhone/iPod touch.
*Available in 6 languages.
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What's New in Version 1.1.5The bug in iOS 3.0 where the app doesn't load has been fixed.
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