"Ratta tatta tat!"
Well I don't know how
excited the rest of you would get about a World War I fighter game
but at first when I got this title, I simply stared blankly at it in
what would be akin to dismay. I chucked the disc into the XBox and
got ready for boredom. I was wrong and here is the review to back
First cab to get out of
the rank is simply this. Wings of War is a good game but not a great
game. Highly enjoyable in it's own way, this is a great chance for
XBox owners to rule the skies in a quite accurate gaming
The main thrust of this
game is on the single player mission with a bevy of planes to battle
in from either the cockpit or fixed gun position. One of the cool
things that I noted as will you was the little touches of realism
such as the overheating guns that have to cool down before you can
use them. The level of detail in the game is nice and not
overstated, certainly nothing to complain about at all.
There are more than 70
stages on this game and you will be in front of your machine for
hours playing this game. There are side missions to participate in
that will add to your ability to enhance your planes with armour,
better weaponry, rockets (yes rockets!) and engine bits and pieces
to make your ride fly all the more sweeter.
Controlling the plane
is intuitive, however it is a bit weird not having the triggers as
the firing mechanisms. Over time, it gets easier to see why you use
the triggers for speed instead. The access to different parts of the
plane and the way that it controls are great going from straight
forward battling to aerial capers if you can avoid the bad guys for
Maps are going to
please players too, they are massive and truly give you the sense of
having some control over your environment without constantly hitting
up against invisible walls. There is a great heads up display that
will give you a fast and easy way to read how well you are going (or
not) and just general reading on the game you are playing.
Soundwise I had a lot
of fun with this title as there are some great pucker Brit accents
that really spice up the game and give you a sense of being there so
to speak. Spoken word is the strength behind the game, however the
in game is pretty much average, delivering what you would expect but
nothing above that at all.
I'd say give this one a
shot. You'll enjoy it and it certainly is time consuming. Play well
and you are rewarded for the time you put in. Muck around and you'll
be shot down from the skies in a screaming heap. Multiplayer is only
available through system link and as such I doubt that hardly anyone
will use it. Come get some!
- Tory Favro