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Ace Combat Zero The Belkan War
From: Various
For: PlayStation 2
Genre: Action, Flying
ESRB Rating: Teen (13+)
Ace Combat Zero The Belkan War
Two nice things about Namco's Ace Combat series. First, each sequel seems to make marked improvements on the established merit of each predecessor. Second, the sequels are spaced far enough apart that each seems fresh yet familiar in the long-lost-friend sort of way.
Posted May 18, 2006
By SHAUN CONLIN, EVERGEEK MEDIA
 
Two nice things about Namco's Ace Combat series. First, each sequel seems to make marked improvements on the established merit of each predecessor. Second, the sequels are spaced far enough apart (by at least a couple of years, usually) that each seems fresh yet familiar in the long-lost-friend sort of way. So it follows that Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War, the sixth iteration in the long running franchise, has everything going for it.

It's a complex, modern day combat flight simulator but, as is the way of modern flight, it also simulates a great many modern conveniences, like head-up-display (HUD), practically sentient arsenal of sophisticated weaponry and computer assisted stabilization for seriously nutso dogfighting to a genuinely inhumane degree.

More importantly, the "computerization" of it all extends to the computer entertainment that is the PlayStaion2 itself, allowing the Belkan War to play like an actual game, not a fourth year aeronautics class; a little loose on the simminess, dumbing down some of the finer, finickier points of keeping a multimillion dollar war machine airborne and giving it all a healthy dose of arcade razzle dazzle, where you're an allegiance-free mercenary with a cache of jet fighters as your tools of trade, constantly confronted by too much to shoot at and an improbable amount of ammo with which to do it.
 
 
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Score:  4  (out of 5)