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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
Holy crap,  that's ace combat through and through.

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
Just wanted to let you guys know that Project Wingman is also out on GOG as well. The developer never mentioned it before. I was just about to pick it up on steam but this is a great surprise!  :yes:

Too late for me: I could probably refund but to refund for mere store preference feels icky somehow.
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Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
Just wanted to let you guys know that Project Wingman is also out on GOG as well. The developer never mentioned it before. I was just about to pick it up on steam but this is a great surprise!  :yes:

I always choose GOG over Steam when I can, so this is very good to know.

 

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Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
It's also available from Humble Bundle for the same price.  I have it on all three wishlists, waiting for a sale  :)
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Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
Refunded on steam and picked up on GOG.
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

Offline CKid

Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
I originally was going to wait for a sale before buying this, but then I heard before the release date that this game included the CF-105 Avro Arrow! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! As an Canadian, with the amount of pride this piece of info stirred up in me, I had to make this a day one purchase. What a beautiful aircraft. (To those who may not be familiar, it's the jet in the beginning of the video)

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Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
Can confirm, if you like Freespace 2/Ace Combat style arcade sims, this is a game you don't want to miss. 5 missions in and it's great.

 

Offline The E

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Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
Finished a playthrough on normal. TL;DR: Game is good, if you like Ace Combat you will like this.

PW gets a lot of things right. The flight model is tight and good, plane selection and weapon variety are good (and, unlike some Ace Combats, attackers do have their place here), and PW's implementation of post-stall maneuvers turns it from a somewhat useless gimmick in AC7 to something actually useful. The story is straightforward and doesn't carry the same baggage of repeated restarts and rewrites that AC7's did, and PW even manages to add in an optional character for those occasions when you pilot a 2-seater plane. This would be a good game if a "proper" studio released it; that it's the work of just a few people makes it all the more remarkable.

That being said, I do have some criticisms. There is a noticeable lack of polish in some features: The UI flow going from a briefing to launching the mission is a bit clunky, the in-game codex is very hard to read, some of the visual effects are somewhat overwhelming. The writing needs some editing for flow and pacing; some sentences in here do not actually scan, and there are notable discrepancies between the spoken text and the subtitles. Missions tend to go long, there are a lot of targets to deal with and no in-mission checkpoints.

But these are small quibbles in the grand scheme of things: This is still a very good Ace Combat-alike, and I highly recommend it.
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Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
I originally was going to wait for a sale before buying this, but then I heard before the release date that this game included the CF-105 Avro Arrow! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! As an Canadian, with the amount of pride this piece of info stirred up in me, I had to make this a day one purchase. What a beautiful aircraft. (To those who may not be familiar, it's the jet in the beginning of the video)


I'm sure it's no coincidence that the F-15's paint scheme is very Cipher-esque.

  
Re: Project Wingman, an Ace combat-y flight sim has a playable 1-mission alpha demo.
It's also got some of the best music I've heard in games for years. Like, Showdown and Kings are pretty much on a permanent place in my music mixes.