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Blazing Angels - Squadrons Of World War II (Xbox)

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      04.12.2006 18:42
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      WWII flying game.

      When I first got this I was quite surprised to realise that this was the first flying based game that I had purchased in a very long time, in fact apart from a Star Wars game I struggled to remember the last flying game I had actually played for many a year.

      In the game you play an American flyer who is supporting the British which basically means you are late for the start of the war and have some catching up to do. In the game you will fly the majority of your missions with the other members of your squadron nd these will be in constant radio contact with you and when they are close enough they will follow your basic commands, this becomes very useful as they each have particular qualities which range from the ability to record quick kills or to be able to draw away enemy fire when you are being attacked and used at the right time they will make the completion of the missions a lot easier.

      Basically this is a pretty routine mission based game and there is a passing reference to the history of WWII as you will find yourself fighting in a number of battles which does not really ring true but does provide a bit more variety as you fight not only the Germans but the Japanese as well.

      The controls are pretty easy to master with one exception which is the camera used to follow your targets, this does become very disorientating at times and mastering it is the only real challenge in the game. It is this lack of challenge which is the big letdown for me. The missions are very uniform and there is a lack of enemies to fight at times, plus you are able to carry out repairs to your plane so in reality it is quite hard to ever get shot down once you master the controls.

      Visually the game is pretty good and there is some entertainment value to be had from it but on the whole I found it a bit disappointing and would only give it two stars.


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