H.A.W.X. anyone

A place for us all come together to discuss general topics of interest. Want to chat about music, movies, news, real life, or a game that we don't have a group for? This is the place.

H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:08 pm

User avatar
undrin
Posts: 438
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:34 am
Just bought the game. Going to see if it is any good. I love gift cards! ;)
BF2142 as Auravil
Also on L4D Steam ID: msp51578

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:14 pm

User avatar
Fenavian
Posts: 1164
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:55 pm
Location: Here.
I own it. I love it.
01000101011100110110001101101000011001010111011100100000011011110110001001
10011001110101011100110110001101100001011101000110100101101111011011100010
1110

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:53 pm

User avatar
undrin
Posts: 438
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:34 am
update:

So far so good! Havent play any co op or vs yet still gettimg the hang of it. Not all that hard to get down the basics though.
BF2142 as Auravil

Also on L4D Steam ID: msp51578

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:05 am

User avatar
Fenavian
Posts: 1164
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:55 pm
Location: Here.
You own an Xbox or a PS3?
01000101011100110110001101101000011001010111011100100000011011110110001001
10011001110101011100110110001101100001011101000110100101101111011011100010
1110

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:47 pm

User avatar
undrin
Posts: 438
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:34 am
Fenavian wrote:You own an Xbox or a PS3?



Hehe, PC only out of the two options.... oh wait you didnt give me that one hehe.
BF2142 as Auravil

Also on L4D Steam ID: msp51578

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:57 pm

User avatar
Jericho78
Posts: 283
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:50 am
Location: Delta Serpentis
I'm thinking of getting it. How's it look and play?

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:30 pm

User avatar
esd
Posts: 965
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:25 am
Location: Somewhere
Contact:
This game had so much potential, but they ruined it with a single camera angle. In "unassisted mode" you're stuck in an external view with the camera pointing towards your target and not your direction of flight.

It makes it very hard to line up shots, to know where you're going or even what direction you're travelling when you do the "hard turns" with the airbrake-and-drift.

It really is a shame, but it's such a fundemental problem that I cannot forgive it... which is why the demo's been deleted from my HDD.
""I like my women like I like my coffee. In a plastic cup.""

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:58 pm

User avatar
BlackDove
Posts: 3057
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:22 am
Location: Denial
esd wrote:This game had so much potential, but they ruined it with a single camera angle. In "unassisted mode" you're stuck in an external view with the camera pointing towards your target and not your direction of flight.

It makes it very hard to line up shots, to know where you're going or even what direction you're travelling when you do the "hard turns" with the airbrake-and-drift.

It really is a shame, but it's such a fundemental problem that I cannot forgive it... which is why the demo's been deleted from my HDD.


So what you're saying is, you liked it more when it was called Ace Combat?

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:07 pm

User avatar
esd
Posts: 965
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:25 am
Location: Somewhere
Contact:
BlackDove wrote:So what you're saying is, you liked it more when it was called Ace Combat?

Don't think I've played a game called "Ace Combat" since 1985... actually, that was "Air Combat Emulator - A.C.E".

Still, being unable to go to an aircraft-relatively-orientated view when using the craft to it's limits for me makes the game unplayable. It really is a horrible, horrible, view - and you're stuck in it if you want to be able fight effectively.
""I like my women like I like my coffee. In a plastic cup.""

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:04 pm

User avatar
undrin
Posts: 438
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:34 am
As I am not a game critic I will just give my opinion. I am really enjoying the game. It would be nice to move the camera angle I agree. The controls say you can but I have yet to make it work in that area. Over all this is a fun game and I am going to practice a bit more before getting shot out the the sky in vs mode.
BF2142 as Auravil

Also on L4D Steam ID: msp51578

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:31 pm

User avatar
undrin
Posts: 438
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:34 am
Well I fianlly got to a point where I fly unassisted. I can see what you are saying about the camera angle. Ileave a bit to be desired. Though I belive I can play through it without much trouble. Basically I will get used to it and be fine. I am still enjoying the game.
BF2142 as Auravil

Also on L4D Steam ID: msp51578

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:15 pm

Inquisitor
Posts: 3407
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:46 am
Location: SSX
Contact:
Seems from the second level of the demo, the "unassisted" angle is optional.

Enjoyed the demo, will at least rent it, possibly buy it. I think I prefer a Clancy story to the Ace Combat story :)
No signature

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:03 pm

User avatar
esd
Posts: 965
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:25 am
Location: Somewhere
Contact:
Inquisitor wrote:Seems from the second level of the demo, the "unassisted" angle is optional.

It didn't seem to be on the XBox... what control were ya using to change into cockpit mode with assist off?
""I like my women like I like my coffee. In a plastic cup.""

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:47 am

Inquisitor
Posts: 3407
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:46 am
Location: SSX
Contact:
Second mission (the demo I played had 2 missions), you could not turn off that mode in the first training mission. Double tapping either trigger toggles the mode.

-edit-
never mind, just read what you meant, assist off with cockpit camera. I see, you are probably right.
No signature

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:57 pm

User avatar
Fenavian
Posts: 1164
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:55 pm
Location: Here.
I am not fond of assistance off mode. I generally play in multiplayer games where its turned off, but i can't always get that option. I rarely use it myself. And when I do use it, its only to dodge missiles. And yeah it's very clear that they borrowed heavily from the Ace Combat series, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I am liking this game far more than Ace 6 to be honest.
01000101011100110110001101101000011001010111011100100000011011110110001001
10011001110101011100110110001101100001011101000110100101101111011011100010
1110

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:20 pm

User avatar
NF
Arbiter
Posts: 751
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:51 pm
Location: Manchester, UK
Contact:
Love this game :D

I have the PC version and assistance mode is definitely optional (with the exception of one training mission). Apparently it improves your turning and dodging but frankly it's such a minor improvement it's just not worth the effort of pressing the switch camera key, and anyway I'm still kicking some serious behind when I get online (which is very flakey at the moment) and have never used it.

Only other criticism I have is how short the campaign is. Add that to the multiplayer issues and you have a very brief game. Would be great to drop into a versus game or co-op campaign without fear of it crashing to desktop! Come on Ubisoft/Steam give me the patch!
NF

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:01 pm

User avatar
undrin
Posts: 438
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:34 am
I agree about the Vs and multi modes. I have yet to play it do to it not working well at all. I hope they fix it soon as this would be a rockin game to play online with.
BF2142 as Auravil

Also on L4D Steam ID: msp51578

Re: H.A.W.X. anyone

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:42 pm

User avatar
Ozone
Posts: 844
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:52 pm
Location: 93m miles from Sol.
I'm on board as of this week. Gamestop is having a promotional sale this week so I picked it up. I'm really enjoying it. Tending to stick with the hud view at the moment and more than happy.
"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" George Bush, Jan. 11, 2000


Return to “General Discussions”


Information

  • Who is online

  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests