Ace Combat 7 is the follow up to last year’s award-winning Ace Combat 4: Shadow of New York. In lieu of that game, Ace Combat 7 takes us to the wonderful world of the skies. Though it still features plenty of the familiar planes and missions from Ace Combat 4. With such immense polish and such a bold flavour of aerial combat, achieved with such detail, and then delivered straight to your screen. It’s a little short of awe-inspiring. But it’s what remains that’s unforgivable, and what makes it so special – what makes Ace Combat 7 stands head and shoulders above all other games in its genre. It doesn’t look like it’s going to fall by the wayside anytime soon. This is a real shame, seeing as how Ace Combat 7: Gold Edition is a thoroughly entertaining aircraft combat game.
You begin by picking out your pilot. Who can be either a British or American, and choosing from one of two campaigns available? Each offers two types of play, the standard campaign where you’re tasked to go and complete various missions and goals, and the tower defence game style campaign where you have multiple missions to complete as well as an overall score to beat. Once armed with your pilot and plane, you’re then free to do as you please with the airports, taking on enemy aircraft, picking off radar targets and generally destroying anything that stands in your way.
The Campaign Mode in Ace Combat 7
Some missions are time-sensitive, which means you need to complete them as quickly as possible. Whilst others have a time limit, requiring that you work to complete them within that time period. You’ll often find that there will be some spots in either the campaign or tower defence game style where you’ll need to have a precise targeting system to make sure you hit the target without being shot down. The main campaign and the individual base defences mission.
Although the campaign might feel like it’s taking longer to complete than its tower defence counterparts. It’s actually because it offers more content. The single-player mode offers you a few historically authentic assignments, as well as a selection of the aircraft. When added to your layout, will feel like they are real planes. You can’t attack another player, but you can multiplayer against other players – this is an exciting addition to the series, that makes ace combat 7: Gold Edition worth having for the fan that wants to fight with his or her own wingmen.
The two missions offered by ace combat 7: Gold Edition, are more traditional ones and will feel like a classic arcade game. The first mission takes you into the deserts of WWI, where you have to destroy a German secret plot that’s been set up there. The second mission sees you defending against a surprise attack from German fighter planes. Both missions feel like classic arcade games. This is what makes them really fun to play – you just have to figure out how to make use of your fighter planes effectively.
A New Fighter Plane in Ace Combat 7
Even, though ace combat 7: Gold Edition does have some lacking content in the single-player campaign. It doesn’t feel like it was lacking in overall enjoyment. There are plenty of interesting missions, a great collection of planes to choose from, and even though it’s not the deepest, the gameplay still feels quite deep. I enjoyed using my fighter plane, the Spitfire, for destroying the slow German planes that were firing on me from the rear. They could do this quite easily, thanks to my superior skill at shooting from the air. Some of the other planes available, such as the Focke-Wulf FW 190, seemed a little more difficult, but not too hard to beat. So that didn’t really stop me from enjoying my time playing these missions.
When it comes to aircraft available to choose from, ace combat 7: Gold Edition gives you many options. You can pick from an assortment of different planes, such as the Spitfire, Beechcraft C-solutions, Hawker Hunter, Focke-Wulf FW 190, and even the Consolidated Bristolish High wing. There are even special planes that you can purchase if you don’t have access to any of the planes that are featured in the game, such as the Hawker Hunter. It’s because of these planes that the multiplayer in this game is so diverse. You can fly any kind of plane in any kind of environment. Which is just one of the great strengths of this game.
Primary Missions in Ace Combat 7
In addition to all the different models of planes, you can also purchase and level up your fighter plane in ace combat 7: Gold Edition, allowing you to feel like you are really a pilot in command of your own plane and you can take on any mission you set for yourself. The three primary missions are all very good and provide for a great deal of freedom for your character to choose the type of mission and fly the type of plane they feel most comfortable flying. However, you can also purchase additional planes and additional layouts, allowing you to create a more custom experience while playing ace combat 7.
Each time you play you will earn credits that will use to purchase upgrades for your plane and loadout. These purchases can made with real money or using your points from previous missions you have taken. So you can spend some time earning the right amount of credits in order to purchase everything you need to make your experience all the more varied and fun.
Another feature found in ace combat 7: Gold Edition is the ability to customize your aircraft with missiles. You can purchase four types of missiles that can be selected through the game’s add-on options, including long-range, medium-range, and short-range missiles. If you do not have enough fuel to launch a missile then you will have to recharge before you can engage your opponent in a dogfight. This gives you an added element of realism as your opponent can launch a missile at any time and you must be ready to counter with the right missile batteries to bring down the incoming enemy.