Ace Combat Assault Horizon - Full Access Preview

It's not easy to fly a supersonic jet and make a running commentary

Ace Combat Assault Horizon comes out on Tuesday, at which time we'll post our review, but until then we have a preview video showcasing one of the early missions. We tried to show off all the nifty doodads this latest Ace Combat brings to the table, but forgive us for a bit of greenhorn flying as we try to talk and dogfight simultaneously. In this mission, the sixth, we're trying to protect Dubai from a squadron of bombers supposedly carrying some terrifying new super-weapon, but there's plenty of fighter-on-fighter action as well.

What do you think? Is the new DFM (dogfight mode) an exciting new feature or too arcadey for your taste? What do you think of the kill cams and (dare we say it) regenerating plane health? We'll let you know our full assessment when the review drops on Tuesday.

Oct 7, 2011


My new approach to play all games on Hard mode straight off the bat has proven satisfying. Sure there is some frustration, but I've decided it's the lesser of two evils when weighed against the boredom of easiness that Normal difficulty has become in the era of casual gaming.
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