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  1.  A different direction?


    Ace Combat fans may not have seen this one coming. Since the beginning, the series has retained a 'shooting-at-dots' style of gameplay, with an enduring combination of simplicity and detail. Assault Horizon is however, is vastly different from it's predecessors. It's new dogfight system give the increasingly stale missile combat concept a sense of violence and brutality, but retains the classic sense of flight the originals provided. The introduction of a somewhat more mature (and real world) storyline is a refreshment upon new and old fans, and the new varieties of aircraft prevent gameplay from slipping into a reoccuring pattern.
    All in all, this game is not a simulator, nor is it a hard-line reception of complex military aircraft. It is simply a step into a different direction that Project Aces seem to have carefully considered, and exceucted excellently in this case.

  2.  True to the series, with a few daring twists


    The gameplay principle remains the same, straying as far away from a flight sims as possible but maintaining the edge the Ace Combat series has always given gamers. Far more cinematic that it's predecessor, 'Skies of Deception', newcomers would find this game more than rewarding. Aircraft customisation has improved somewhat and planes never before seen in Ace Combat are introduced here. Clearly a lot of effort has been placed into the soundtrack and real world setting, but many aspects of traditional Ace Combat remain. Although it feels like a somewhat precursor to the upcoming 'Assault Horizon', it has much to offer fans and newcomers alike.