Announced in 2015 and nearly two years behind him, no one would shake when he said Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown was waiting. Especially for those of us who still fondly remember the deliveries of PS2 and still keep in mind what happened to Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.
In an attempt to get close to the fashions of the past generation, Bandai Namco opted for a turn for excessive actions that did not end up being appreciated by all, so the news of the return to its roots of the hand of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown It was great received. Now it's time to know if we're all excited.
Go back to your roots
With a location that brings us back to the tongue-in-cheek deliveries of PS2 with Usean, Osean and Erusea (fictitious continent in war and countries that oppose it), Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown takes as its starting point the call to the ranks of a group of air force convicts who must stop an unmanned threat.
With the flag drones, he presents one of those stories that might well come out of an anime, with two seemingly clear sides in which the intentions of each other begin to be clarified forming a pleasant novel. Of those in whom the good secrets hidden and the bad ones are not so much.
Being a little fan of the rhythms that this style of story raises, it cost me to take care of its characters beyond the obvious, so it is not one of those dramas of war that I would encourage to follow to the letter. Even less considering how difficult it is to divert missiles and target moving targets as you try to read the subtitles than his colleagues say.
Nor did I come with the intention of asking for much more Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknownthe truth be told. What I expected of it does not disappoint at all and if you have an arcade monkey, this is the best remedy you will find in a long time. I almost forgot how much you like a fight between the clouds.
A gameplay that we lose
With exquisite control and a huge variety of ships, guns and spare parts to tackle every mission, sail through the skies Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown It's delicious. The frying pan of effects that come your way, from turbulence as you cross the clouds to the winds that swing the plane from one place to another, offers brutal feedback and is not difficult to fully enter the game right after the test. first takeoff
I do not know what level of dizziness can be in RV, but on many occasions I was surprised by this experience as I tilted my head as if I were inside the cabin. An image from the outside was the most comical, but that you start reproducing without realizing how much you end up living each of the maneuvers you do.
Watch as lightning bugs the controls in the middle of a chase, or as a sandstorm pushes you to the ground as you try to find your target, you need to turn to the movie which, escaping from the simplicity of Assault's short range combat Horizon, you can do Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown a much more varied, rich and surprising game without the inventions that overwhelm the classic experience.
Help the story to know how to lead you on jumps in increasingly crazy and original missions. Something that is much appreciated when you wear the cap of the completist and tries to unlock everything you left behind in the aircraft tree which also saves weapons and improvements to customize the equipment of each mission.
Your multiplayer is a compelling reason
So much fun in a campaign that does not hesitate to put the difficult things down based on the number of enemies, impossible twists and limitations in time or ammunition of weapons, I was even more surprised at how much (and well) it shines on multiplayer. A complement that, although not new, has a start-up and stability that invites you to play one game after another.
If the artificial intelligence of story mode fails, see faces with other players is a real disruption, especially when you meet experienced people who snake between mountain ranges avoiding each of their attacks.
Maybe the monkey Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown I have a lot to do, but it's been a long time since I lost in a multiplayer, that did not encourage me much. Too bad, from what has been found so far, the vast majority are squads that have no head and do not admit much coordination or strategy.
Wishing you could spend more hours in a game that, despite the short of your campaign, offers a replay more than applaudable, either by the frenzy of online or simply by continuing to unlock combatants and bombers with which to sow the chaos in those challenges that have stifled you.
The opinion of VidaExtra
It is not a genre that offers us titles. Even less if we talk about consoles and, moreover, we go back to the arcade rather than to the simulation, so the mere fact of being able to have it in hand is already great news for fans of the saga and that kind of games.
Maybe after a long wait how much she offers Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown I ended up knowing little, but I would be lying if I did not say it seems more than enough to appreciate your addictive proposal during a long season. We knew what we were coming from and delivered what we needed.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
|Platforms||PC, Xbox One and PS4 (reviewed version)|
- The return to the top of a mythical saga
- Fun and varied in playable
- Multiplayer will involve more than one
- Some visual aspects continue to collide as before
- The story is slow and difficult to follow 100%