After we ran our "Yes" Gut Check for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, I noticed a lot of skepticism about the game. Is it really any good? It seems weird, and cold, and soulless.


Well, I've been playing off and on all week, and I'd just like to say that I personally am of a mind with "Michael Fahey, Fan of Air Combat in General." I like it a lot. In this developer diary-slash-advertisement, the team at Namco Bandai talks about reinventing the series to feel fresh, punchy, and relevant. I'm no die-hard Ace Combat fan, but even I have gathered that this game is a significant departure from what longtime players have come to expect.

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