Surround sound in gaming is crucial for me. I like to be immersed, and this game delivers on that. You can especially tell while flying at high speeds through some good dog fighting action. Oh and it’s THX certified for all you audiophiles out there.
This game is pure fun. With a wide range of multiplayer game types, weapons and vehicles, it doesn’t leave much to want. The vehicles in this game are really its main attraction. I’ll start with the lesser ones. The Jeep is the easiest to get in the game, usually you’ll find four or five lying around waiting for a couple people to hop on and gun down enemy players that are on their way to other vehicles.
The tank is fun. A bit clunky but there has to be some balance of speed when you have that much firepower. My personal favorites are the turrets. There’s nothing like just sitting back with a heat seeking missile turret and taking down 20 or so air ships in a match. Then we have what first hooked me, the hovering, jet-like war machines that terrorize the skies. The first thing I did when I got in my first match was find one of these to go battle with, and within the first 30 seconds of take-off, the feature that I truly loved so much, the Sixaxis motion control that made me feel like a five-year-old again playing toys, had to go!
If anyone out there is using this mode in the game and causing any real damage to anything - kudos. I could not stand it in the fast pace world of multiplayer online war. Maybe this mode would have made the single player title worth playing, I’m not sure. But it has no place in the game as it is. Having said that, the Air Ships are a blast to fly. Though there was a learning curve to them. You have to learn to switch between hover and jet mode, and the missile targeting system wasn’t too intuitive at first. With the many modes of play in this game it doesn’t hurt to glance over the manual for a moment before playing.