May just be the anger blinding me here, but for certain the game Rebel Raiders Operation Nighthawk is one of the worst games I've ever played. It's a game about war and planes. I thought it would tide me over until the next Ace Combat game back in 07' or so. It turned out to be one of the most lackluster things I've ever played.
The game is about war and planes. It goes down from there. It takes place in the distant future which is just an excuse to add annoying weapon gimmicks and create boring fake airplanes based on real ones.
Gameplay: You unlock different planes along the way, but there's only about 15 different planes to unlock and most are exclusive to certain missions. That really f*cks your feeling of choice up. The first thing you'll probably notice will be either that you can only fly at 3 different speeds: unbelievably slow, really slow, and slow. There's no middle ground. Those 3 speeds are linked to 2 buttons on the controller (faster and slower than normal). You'll see that first, or you will see that if you crash into the ground you don't die immediately. In fact, you have a shield on the plane that links to your health. Once that reaches zero you're dead. The planes must be made of plastic or something.
Along with that is the fact that you can fire 8 rockets at once. Yep, 8 whole rockets. And that still won't kill your enemies. It usually takes 30 hits to take out ONE common enemy, and that's not even against stronger enemies. Also you have unlimited ammo forever because that makes sense.
Graphics: It looks like Sonic Heroes on PS2. If you know what that looks like, you'll understand. If you don't, then think of a brand new car at a showroom. Now think of it 3 times shinier. That's this game.
The characters barely move and the voice acting sounds like it's done by children. Just plain awful.
Also, it's SO DIFFICULT. Even on the easiest setting, the third mission in is damn near impossible unless you have a very specific guerrilla strategy. You're in a weak B-2 bomber knockoff trying to destroy turrets so your team can infiltrate an enemy position. I counted once and I remember it only takes 7 shots to be destroyed by one of these guns. And since it took me so long to finish this mission back in the day I don't assume it was exactly easy to get shots on the guns.
I only made it a couple of missions further into the game before I took the game out of the console and threw it around in frustration. I didn't scream though, because it was night.
In conclusion, f*ck this game.
I got rid of the game years ago. I wish i still had it to show off the horrors of that game.
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