Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Summary: Bringing back the gameplay that the series made famous, Ace Combat 7 soars. While the story may get in the weeds, that's just another reason why this is a return to form.
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Ace Combat 7: Unknown Skies doesn't do a lot ot update its classic arcade-style dogfighting, but it does look great and its gameplay holds up for the most part.
The lesser spotted aerial combat genre makes a glorious return in this heart-pumpingly exciting game.
Uncomplicated but gratifying flying, in scenarios of increasing silliness and therefore likeability.
A successful return flight for the veteran franchise, with highly entertaining aerial action that remains accessible for new fans and old.
The game makes you work for each kill, and as a result you feel like you've achieved something notable with almost every ace you down
Strong aerial combat, an earnest story, and a varied campaign herald a victorious return to form for Ace Combat.
That being said, this is an excellent game and a fantastic Ace Combat game, and I’m glad to see the main series making a return after so many years
When it's firing on all cylinders, Ace Combat 7 absolutely soars as a return to form for a series thought dormant. It'll be interesting to see how Bandai Namco might take things forward from here on, but for now, the series is flying high and steady once again.
In Ace Combat 7 dogfighting games have a new Top Gun. The VR sadly turned my stomach, but the series' trademark action is bigger and better than ever, with the spectacular weather effects introducing a level of realism and drama that will win over any wannabe Mavericks.