Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+
Even with its issues, Assault Horizon Legacy provides a solid Ace Combat experience on the 3DS. Yes, the game may have landed on the small screen. When it comes to the overall gameplay experience, however, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+ delivers a solid spike on Nintendo's portable console, just like make-believe, volleyball savant Tom Cruise.
Legacy is a fun game, but it is limited and dated. The mechanics are decent, although you will come to rely on the maneuver button more than a flying game should, and it ends up taking away from the gameplay a bit. Despite the decent use of the 3D, the game does not make good use of the 3DS' hardware, and as a result Legacy feels primitive by modern standards.
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ won't set your world on fire like another remakes well, but when it comes to staying in the air and doing a great deal of damage, it's a few good afternoons well spent – especially if you're a fan of the original games.
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ is a minor and slightly cheeky update - despite Nintendo planes and amiibo support it's certainly not worth a double dip for those with the original. It does serve as a handy reminder to those that ignored it first-time around, however, and it's an entertaining arcade experience that does its job as throwaway action fun. It's the sort of title that one can revisit every once in a while, just to fly through the skies and pretend it's the '80s and that Top Gun is cool. Often silly but always enjoyable, it's certainly worth some air miles for new recruits.
With only a few minor additions, it's hard to recommend Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+ to anyone but the most diehard of fans.
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+ is a tricky release to score, because it's certainly not a bad game - it's just a rather lazy upgrade on a title which came out four years ago. Newcomers who are fans of this type of game are should give it a look, however.
"Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+" is a more than solid addition to the series, granted you to didn't take to the air when the game was originally released in 2011. Amiibo features and improved controls and visuals aside, there's not enough to warrant another purchase. However, if you're feeling for some solid aviation-fueled drama on your new 3DS, this is your only choice.
Ace Combat flies onto the 3DS in impressive fashion. Worth checking out for series fans and anyone that likes aerial combat.
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy succeeds primarily because it sticks to the original Ace Combat format without trying to dress the series up as something it's not. It doesn't try to tell a huge story or take hints from other current franchises, but presents you with a simplistic and portable-friendly game that is fun to play and doesn't require a lot from the user.
Fans of the Ace Combat series are destined to be disappointed with Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+. Aside from some small control additions and swanky new amiibo support, the aerial combat game is largely unchanged from Bandai Namco Games' initial 3DS release in 2011. The flying itself is decent, and greatly enhanced by the game's outstanding soundtrack, but ultimately Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ feels like nothing more than a poorly-disguised cash-grab.