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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Ace Combat 7 : Skies Unknown

 

A game that often flies under the radar, but one of my all time favourites is almost ten year old now and was the last true instalment for the Ace Combat franchise has now given birth to an adrenaline shot to the veins of the most passionate pilots. I'm of course am talking about Ace Combat 6, which released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 finally has a next generation game for the next generation consoles.

 

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Ace Combat 7, which was released yesterday on consoles and due the 2nd February on PC) is the latest instalment in a game franchise that has, despite being labelled as a combat flight simulator, is truly just an excuse to rain down holy hell against land sea and air as an ace pilot. Using beautiful cinematic's to tell the story of the fictional world around you while you fly under the radar or engage in brutal dogfights against advanced drone control aircraft this is simply one of the most stunning games graphically, i have seen to date.

 

But enough posturing and let’s get into the facts of the point……

Without including potential DLC in the future, so far 25+ different aircraft have been confirmed to be thrown at you for your pleasure in Ace Combat 7. The series has always prided itself on the detail and authenticity of the craft for you to use and abuse to your hearts content, but with the advances of the next gen consoles they have managed to throw in some surprising treats for you.

 

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Engagements and missions are susceptible to dynamic weather changes, so one moment your about to duck into a fight with an enemy squadron in clear skies over the blinding reflection of the sunlight hitting the waves across the sea below, then rain wind and even lighting clouds your vision, control and can even assist you against enemies when in a particularly difficult dogfight. Lightning strikes are a real concern for the enemy but the chances of it hitting them or you and the damage caused to you is so far uncertain however nearby strikes can affect your HUD and scramble your senses while on the hunt.

 

Good news for PlayStation players is that you will be able to experience this in virtual reality, however it will only be for 3 missions. Doesn’t sound like much but due to the games and consoles limited capabilities this is all we have, but depending on the success of Ace Combat 7 we may be seeing a trend of more and more VR games hitting the market with the next generation games and console. Personally I couldn’t imagine anything better that being that involved in the game that you actually feel motion sickness pulling a few G’s as you pull out of a nose dive and slip between buildings in a heavily built up city.

 

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Of course the new game will be utilising both consoles and PC’s online capabilities for multiplayer with team death match style battles being slogged out through the skies as well as free for all modes. Eight players will be bringing the A game to the skies with the usual smattering of emblems and customisation options to make sure everyone knows who the true champion of the skies is.

 

Beautiful aircraft at your disposal, intricate story lines of a fictional world at war with multiplayer and a dog fighting theme over true simulation, what more could you want?

See you in the skies.

 

Are You Looking Forward To Ace Combat 7?      What Do You Think Of The Amazing Graphics?  
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TG Valhalla

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I've played about six hours so far on Xbox One and it's everything I expected and more from one of my favorite franchises! Glad we finally have an AC game on this generation of consoles.

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TG SirMadness

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Good read definitely a game I want to pick up in the future 

Use to play Combat flight simulator and MS flight simulator a lot in the past as well as Rogue Squadron(star was flying game).  need to dust off my joystick once more whenever O pick this game up 

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TG Black Shade

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I’ve been playing the Ace Combat series since AC4: Shattered Skies on the PS2. That was what made me fall in love with the series and brought to life a taste of that adrenaline rush when your flying at over 1000mph just feet above the ground.

 

By far one of my all time favorite game franchises and I was glad I spent the money on the game. About 6 hours in and I’m hooked. It’s going to be awhile before I can take a breather from the thrill of flying once more!

 

”Amidst the blue skies, a link from past to future, the sheltering wings of the protector.” - Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

 

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TG VisiousEel X

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Seems like a lot of people are interested to play games like this one. 

Definitely work checking it out. :thumbsup3: 

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TG The Messiah

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I just finished it after a 2 day binge. Initially the story was confusing as the only other AC games I had played was 6 and Assault Horizon. However after I work it all out and understood the backstory I began to really enjoy it.

 

Compared the AC6 this game by far focuses more on Ariel combat, with the exception of a couple missions. Whereas AC6 had some missions that had a plethora of ground targets to hunt. I really like the planes and the combat, as well as the effects the weather can have.

 

Story wise I do prefer AC6, though I connect more to that kind of story than the one presented in AC7.

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TG Black Shade

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Just finished AC7 after a 2 day binge as well. Love how they incorporated stuff from AC4 and AC5 into the story like stoneghenge and the mass driver. By far the best single story/campaign game I have played in a very very long time. 

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TG_Starfleet742

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I've played Ace combat 6: Fires of Liberation. I loved that game. I don't unfortunetly have an Xbox one, neither do I  have the newest PlayStation. I still have the old Xbox 360. So, I wont join the division but you guys deifinetly have my support:tgsmiley::salute:

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CjA1418

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Ive been playing on PS4 since launch.  The VR mode was great, but very short.  I am working my way through the missions, after a break from the game because mission 8 was making me homicidal.  Anyone on PS4, feel free to add me for some multiplayer games!

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