Air Conflicts Secret Wars is developed by Kalypso Media and published by Games Farm. The game is an air flight simulation based around World War 1 and World War 2. Air conflicts is set in the 1940s and starts out by introducing you to a young female ace pilot named DeeDee, whose father fought in the same genesis combat. DeeDee and her father’s closest friend (who has been raising her since a young age) run a smuggling operation and the Nazi’s are closing in and increasing pressure on them.
The gameplay feels very similar to other air combat games, at least in the early stages things are simple enough to control. You get to choose your level of difficulty from Rookie to Ace Pilot and your own aircraft, each having different strengths and weaknesses. You are faced with 7 campaigns to complete, each will have you flying and fighting throughout the 49 missions. The missions take you on various objectives like patrolling, stealth missions, hit and run, escorting and so on, the objectives appear throughout the game play with various dialogs popping up every so often. After some of the missions you will have the opportunity to upgrade your aircraft to enable you to manoeuvre more easily. Secret Wars cheerfully jumps from battle to battle continuously throwing the player (DeeDee) and her crew at every one ranging from the Nazi’s to the Russians. The story line through the game is cartoon style and this seems to show how many corners have been cut with the game itself.
As the player (DeeDee) progresses through the game you will earn stars, these can be spent upgrading some additional abilities. Luck, Endurance and Leadership all have sweeping effects making the gameplay easy and much more random. Upgrade Luck and you will inexplicably be treated to headshots and fuel tank one-hit kills as you fight. Or, and more to the point, Air Conflicts will inform you of these hits via a text prompt, as you will never employ them through your own skill. Air conflicts gameplay seems to follow a repeat structure a tendency to throw waves of enemies your way for you to destroy in any means necessary.
Controls and handling of the aircraft are easy to become familiar with; even the novice player will become an expert within minutes. While playing through the game the mini map seems to be the most important thing there as most of the time you will be living in it. Dropping bombs, firing missiles and using the camera by pressing and holding the firing button will give you an insight to whether you have hit your target or not. Be warned as while you keep tabs on your descending bomb your aircraft is most likely on its way towards a building or mountain.
The player will be able to choose between two control options Arcade and Simulation. The arcade seems to make the game easier to control while the simulation gives you more options to control the actual aircraft.
* Seven campaigns, each based upon a resistance movement of the Second World War.
* Uniquely historical battles such as the siege of Tobruk, the battle of the Neretva Bridge, and Operation Belt in Poland.
* Fight for the causes of key resistance movements such as the People’s Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, The Polish Armia Krajowa, and the French Maquis.
* Action-packed gameplay delivers the excitement of serial combat in a manner accessible to everyone.
* Over twenty different landscapes, each individually detailed with period precision.
* Pilot more than 16 individual aircraft, in both World War One and World War Two settings.
* Machine gun your enemies, dog fight, bomb ground targets and rocket ground troops and enemy vehicles.
* 49 varied missions provide combat, stealth and exploratory gameplay.
* The player controls his aircraft with either mouse and keyboard or gamepad.
* The player can choose between two control schemes: Arcade and simulation. The first one makes the game easier to control, while the second one gives more options to control the aircraft.
* Several multiplayer modes, local and via internet for up to eight players
Overall the game can provide the player a good level of challenge and fun, with nice graphics and some good sound
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