21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (PS3) (Video Game)this game isnt bad at all, exactly what i imagined it to be, an arcade shooter featuring planes, in the tom clancy/ghost recon world.
its fine, honestly, very pretty, lovely terrain, great plane models/skins, realistic and pretty looking enough.
and it has a good story arc, the usual tom clancy type of story, and intertwines nicely with the rest of the sort of "series" ie adv warfighter, end war etc.
its not my most favourite game of the year so far, and not the most amazing, but it is fun and immersive.
i must laugh at people who have said that its simply not realistic and not a good flight sim at all and marked it down accordingly,
what did you expect? im sorry but if youre after realistic flight sim material, youre barking up the wrong tree, and not even in the right park!
it may have a pc release, but believe me, its aimed squarely at consoles, you want realism and inch perfect flight models and avionics etc, get on your pc and get black shark/LOMAC/falcon 4. you want a fun tom clancy world plane game almost in the vein of a top gun/stealth/generic military buddy film, then get this, as thats exactly what it is, and its fun too.
EDIT: as at 31 may 09
i still am amazed at people being disappointed or shocked at this not being a sim???????? telling flight sim fans to steer clear?????????
what did you expect? its a console..... its a tom clancy game......... read between the lines.
but that doesnt mean it deserves low stars because of this, its an ok game, it really is. and yes, im a huge flight sim fan, i own and am good at lomac, falcon 4 and black shark among others. am i disappointed at this game? no, its a good game to play on the console, if youre a console owner and are after a "flight sim" buy a pc.
if you have this on a pc and are moaning its not a flight sim, my advice would be..... buy a flight sim.
why would you have a high end gaming system, capable of multithreading, multiple calculations superior horsepower to a console and the keys/peripherals to operate a sim correctly, only to play a console game on it?????