Tom Clancy's HAWX

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So I had high hopes for this game and since there hasnt really been a good flying game out in a while, I was looking forward to it. But the game, at best, disappointed me and I played it for the first 30 minutes and gave up (on that note, I should probably sell it!). The problem is, the game is too easy. I dont think the game is made for dog fighting, and there's no take off or landing. The graphics are great, and the progression of planes is also good, but handling is too similar for some of the fighters, so u dont really get to see the difference.

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high hopes... crappy game

on 5/22/2009

So I had high hopes for this game and since there hasnt really been a good flying game out in a while, I was looking forward to it. But the game, at best, disappointed me and I played it for the first 30 minutes and gave up (on that note, I should probably sell it!). The problem is, the game is too easy. I dont think the game is made for dog fighting, and there's no take off or landing. The graphics are great, and the progression of planes is also good, but handling is too similar for some of the fighters, so u dont really get to see the difference. Read More

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Product Overview

As the era of the nation-state draws toward its end, the world of warfare is evolving rapidly. New challenges demand new solutions, sometimes with unpredictable outcomes.

For many years, state-sponsored militaries have struggled to maintain and modernize their forces. Increasing budget restrictions and difficulties in recruiting skilled personnel have led many countries to seek other solutions. More and more nations now rely increasingly on Private Military Companies (PMC) - elite mercenary groups staffed with equally elite personnel - to support their field operations.

Specifications

Manufacturer Repnet Llc
Mfg Part# 68414
SKU 207932539
UPC 008888684145
UPC 14 00008888684145
Format PC
Reviews
ReviewSource GamerVision.com
Review It's hard to review H.A.W.X. without comparing it to Ace Combat 6, the only other flight action game with a modern setting available for current gen systems. There are many similarities between the two releases; from the missions, to the jets, and even the controls. One cannot overlook how much these two titles, published by completely different studios, have in common. That being said, it would be untrue to say that H.A.W.X. is simply an Ace Combat rip-off, or sequel, or anything of that nature. It introduces enough new gameplay mechanics, mission variety and visual distinctiveness to set it apart as a wholly well-made and enjoyable game...H.A.W.X. offers a fairly robust multi-player system, with a nice selection of game modes. One can play through all of the single player missions in on-line co-op mode, with up to four players in each mission. The game allows for drop-in/drop-out, and even offers the option of allowing players to play whatever mission the host chooses. This means that if you, as a player, have only progressed to the third mission, you are still able to join a co-op match in level nine, provided the host has already unlocked that mission. Each player in a co-op is also allowed to set his or her own level of difficulty, so one doesn't have to worry about entering a room that is above their skill level. The game keeps track of how many enemies each player has killed, and has a running leaderboard on the screen during the missions. There is also the option to play team deathmatch, either ranked or unranked, all the while earning experience...Although on the surface H.A.W.X. seems like an Ace Combat 6 clone, a deeper examination reveals that it has taken the Ace formula, and improved upon it. The incorporation of satellite imagery, a leveling system, and new control mechanics are enough to make this most recent Tom Clancy title soar over the competition. As a huge fan of the flight action genre, I can say that H.A.W.X. is this generation's true ace.
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource 1Up.com
Review Game titles spelled with an out-of-place "X" immediately set off the bad-extreme-sports-theme warning sirens. This time it turns out to be a false alarm. HAWX takes a pass on pilot doodz, excessive brand placement, and the indie soundtrack. But don't expect a serious flight simulator either. HAWX wantonly bends aerodynamic laws in the name of having a good time. Its X-factor comes from making you feel like a top gun fighter-jock in every mission; Goose, Merlin, and Iceman optional..For the work put into developing these strong online modes, their inconsistent incorporation into the game comes as a surprise. HAWX does co-op right, with the entire campaign available as you unlock it. Friends can even join games in progress, but only if you remember to create your game as online at the start; there's no way to allow them in midway if you didn't. The biggest source of frustration comes from the poor integration with the system for advancing your pilot in the game. Throughout HAWX you earn experience to level up and unlock planes and special weapon packages, but in multiplayer only the host receives the extras awarded for completing the level. If everyone is on their first play through, this creates an annoying situation where the second, third, and fourth chairs each need to host and play through that level again to get the rewards the game presumes you have after that stage...Despite these annoyances, the online play -- particularly co-op -- gives HAWX significant replayability. Everything from the picture-perfect planes to the stunning real world environments looks great, even after multiple passes. And the flyability afforded by the well-executed controls makes you feel like a pro -- it immerses you in the world of being a fighter pilot without ever taking off. Return trips stay fresh too, because you'll find yourself playing out unique mini-stories as each enemy-dogfighting encounter unfolds anew. HAWX is a remarkably exhilarating entry in a genre that seemed to have been stuck in a rut.
Reviewer Garnett Lee
ReviewRating 8
Features
Assistance Mode: Players can ease into their flight missions and gain a level of comfort with the use of the assistance mode. Once employed, players can take full advantage of their technological support through the E.R.S. and gain maximum piloting security. If the situation calls for the player to unleash the full potential of the aircraft, the assistance mode can be switched off and all safety features will be deactivated. This comes with increased risks, but allows the player advanced dogfighting maneuvers and stunning third-person views.
Enhanced Reality System (E.R.S.): E.R.S. is in-game technology that helps turn novice aviators into elite pilots of the future. The Enhanced Reality System is the core of the HAWX flight experience: aircraft interception trajectories, incoming missile detection, anti-crash system, damage assessment, tactical map, and weapons trajectory control. E.R.S. also allows players to issue orders to their squadron and other units, making this system as iconic to HAWX as the Cross-Com system is to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter!
Realism and Technology: Players have the opportunity to take the throttle of over 50 famous aircrafts, and take them over real world locations and cities in photo-realistic environments created with the best commercial satellite data on the civilian market.
Revolutionary Multiplayer: For the first time ever in the air-combat genre, players will be able to experience the entire solo campaign with seamless Jump In/Jump Out functionality. In PVP mode, players can challenge each other in intense dog-fighting sessions and find out who's the top gun. Winning players are rewarded with experience points and money to unlock more weapons.
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Manufacturer Part Number 68414
Manufacturer Ubisoft Entertainment
Product Name Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Brand Name Ubisoft
Platform Supported PC
Features Enhanced Reality System (E.R.S.): E.R.S. is in-game technology that helps turn novice aviators into elite pilots of the future The Enhanced Reality System is the core of the HAWX flight experience: aircraft interception trajectories, incoming missile detection, anti-crash system, damage assessment, tactical map, and weapons trajectory control. E.R.S. also allows players to issue orders to their squadron and other units, making this system as iconic to HAWX as the Cross-Com system is to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter! Assistance Mode: Players can ease into their flight missions and gain a level of comfort with the use of the assistance mode Once employed, players can take full advantage of their technological support through the E.R.S and gain maximum piloting security If the situation calls for the player to unleash the full potential of the aircraft, the assistance mode can be switched off and all safety features will be deactivated. This comes with increased risks, but allows the player advanced dogfighting maneuvers and stunning third-person views Revolutionary Multiplayer: For the first time ever in the air-combat genre, players will be able to experience the entire solo campaign with seamless JUMP IN/JUMP OUT functionality In PVP mode, players can challenge each other in intense dog-fighting sessions and find out who's the top gun Winning players are rewarded with experience points and money to unlock more weapons Realism and Technology: Players have the opportunity to take the throttle of over 50 famous aircrafts, and take them over real world locations & cities in photo-realistic environments created with the best commercial satellite data on the civilian market
Software Name Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Adventure
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Game Informer H.A.W.X. is the best flight game so far this generation, and a worthy addition to the best in the Clancy stable.
GamePlayer.com H.A.W.X. feels more like a Top Gun movie than Ace Combat ever did.
VandalOnline.com A rich and colourful game which will get the players to immerse in their cockpits.

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