GAME REVIEW: Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
|Ubisoft (Xbox 360; also PS2, Xbox) |
Game •••• Graphics/Sound ••••
From the accurately rendered fighter planes (rivets and all) to the awe-inspiring cities (which include landmarks like Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower), Blazing Angels boasts a remarkable level of detail. Dynamic lighting and motion-blur effects add to the realism. Unfortunately, dialogue repeated ad nauseam by your wingmen and enemy pilots is downright irritating - and Madonna's faux British accent is more authentic than the voice work here, which was seemingly provided by a high-school drama club. Still, the rest of the audio effects are top-notch, such as the fearful sounds of a sputtering engine and enemy fighters closing in around you that further the feeling of you are there (and you're in deep doo-doo). And with online support for up to 16 players, your head will be in the clouds for months to come.