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The Ace Combat Thread (NSF56k)

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  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    I know all the plane DLC has been released and the first special mission has been released and the remaining 2 missions to continue after the first should be released on the 23rd of october and the 27th of November. Not sure why they're spreading them out so far for single missions, but it is what it is.

    The first SP mission is pretty good, very intense with having to baby your Jamming planes to give you boosts to your missile performance. And you get slammed with a ton of planes to fight. Story feels kind of awkward as the mission takes place midway through the campaign so it kinda feels awkward with the various voice lines. Otherwise pretty good, just wished they released all missions at once instead of spreading them out so far.

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    I know all the plane DLC has been released and the first special mission has been released and the remaining 2 missions to continue after the first should be released on the 23rd of october and the 27th of November. Not sure why they're spreading them out so far for single missions, but it is what it is.

    The first SP mission is pretty good, very intense with having to baby your Jamming planes to give you boosts to your missile performance. And you get slammed with a ton of planes to fight. Story feels kind of awkward as the mission takes place midway through the campaign so it kinda feels awkward with the various voice lines. Otherwise pretty good, just wished they released all missions at once instead of spreading them out so far.

    Ah ok, that makes sense. I thought the DLC was going to be sort of expansion pack like with multiple missions around the sub. But it's going to be 3 missions and their spread out.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Error wrote: »

    4th gen fighters are going to be retrofitted using drone hardpoints, lasers and hypersonic missiles. So Ace combat 7 is basically a preview at this point.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    I'm fine waiting for all three missions coming out. Maybe I'll be less pissed off at the game by then.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • mastertheheromasterthehero Professional Video Editor & Book Author Registered User regular
    The next mission is available to play today, and I have to say I had A LOT of fun playing it.

    Huge amount of targets to take out and you can increase or decrease the difficulty by taking out high priority targets first. So basically, you can neutralize the air defenses before they come online to make it easier. You can also take out helicopter squadrons and other HVT's in order to reduce or control difficulty.

    Very cool mission, I found the Rafaele with LACM's was the best choice.

    Still got A Rank though :(

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    There's still tons of new stuff and hidden dialogue being found in the original game as well.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/acecombat/comments/b2788g/go_back_to_flight_school_already_444_zapland/

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  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    The next mission is available to play today, and I have to say I had A LOT of fun playing it.

    Huge amount of targets to take out and you can increase or decrease the difficulty by taking out high priority targets first. So basically, you can neutralize the air defenses before they come online to make it easier. You can also take out helicopter squadrons and other HVT's in order to reduce or control difficulty.

    Very cool mission, I found the Rafaele with LACM's was the best choice.

    Still got A Rank though :(

    Yeah I have to admit this mission is balls to the wall insane with how much stuff you have to do. I've been working with the X-02 with the upgraded LASMs so I can pick off entire ships from 7000meters away with one missile and take out the battleships in two of them. I'm slowly figuring out which priority targets I can snag to make things easier. So far I've identified the Ashore Aegis targets to take out the massed AA guns and the container ships with the drone launchers along with the priority targets that recon identifies.

    That said I'm still struggling to balance my loadouts in the latter half of the mission as I'm trying to hold off on switching to my air to air missiles before the twins arrive as more ships start coming in midway through.

    Still a very fun mission though.

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited November 19
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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
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  • mastertheheromasterthehero Professional Video Editor & Book Author Registered User regular
    edited November 27
    Wow, this mission is DIFFICULT!
    Okay, so I decided to kind of follow the rules of realism and used a carrier based aircraft for this mission. In this case, I used the F-18. I equipped it with QAAM which helped me shoot down the drones in the initial stages of the mission and to defend against air threats.

    Unfortunately, the difficulty significantly ramped up to the point where the F-18 was a huge mistake. Specifically, the lack of air to ground weapons.

    So as a pro-tip, I'm just going to tell you that the amount of damage you do to the alicorn will carry over into the final stages of the mission. Since I was using the F-18, I wasn't able to destroy all the railguns, VCS, or CWIS, weapons emplacements. As a result, when the Alicorn surfaced for the final part of the mission, it was fully decked out as if I hadn't touched it. Even on normal difficulty, the final phases of the mission took me several tries to complete.

    Once I completed the mission, I decided to try it again with the Falken using Fuel Air bombs. This was how I confirmed that the damage I had done to the submarine carried over into the last phase. Unfortunately, the Fuel Air bombs don't do enough damage to the Alicorn. I must have dropped 4 or 5 Fuel Air Bombs before one of the weapon emplacements was finally destroyed. Although I wanted to play it again with a different aircraft, the mission was too long and challenging for me to go round 3. On both attempts I got C rank, which literally dropped my jaw. I had gotten C rank when I first got the game and was learning the mechanics. I didn't expect to get a C rank during the Alicorn mission, especially after using the Falken. So getting a high score on this mission is going to be intensely challenging.

    Overall, I wish there had been more missions like this in the vanilla game. All of these SP missions showed a return to form in a way that evokes memories of Ace Combat Five. Instead of being just an arcade shooter like Wings of Liberation, these missions actually make use of different gameplay mechanics and systems which fit perfectly in this universe. If anyone remembers Ace Combat 5, this mission is similar to the one where you have to track Edge's rescue beacon. However, unlike 5, there are multiple stages to this mission and you can't afterburner your way to the target.

    I think these SP missions were truly excellent and much more creative than the standard missions we got in 6. Very fun, and I'm definitely going to at least try to get A rank.

    This mission is EXTREMELY difficult, so make sure to improve the homing capability of your standard missiles, you're going to need it. If you bring a special weapon like QAAM or 4AAM, you're going to handicap yourself in the final mission. F-22, Rafaele, F-35, would be good choices for this mission. I'm not sure about using the PLS because there are a lot of targets on the sub and it tends to submerge after throwing everything it has on you.

    Be ready for a fight!

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Is this the final DLC part? or is there one more to go?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular

    That entire first video inspired reactions like that Vince McMahon gif.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited November 27
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    Is this the final DLC part? or is there one more to go?

    Its the last one, but what a note to go out on. 7 sold very well however, I doubt we'll see the last of Ace Combat anytime soon.
    There's also a fiction article on the Japanese website about how Eursea got the Alicorn, and also more lore links to Ace Combat 3.

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  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    I did a thing and I bought the game again on PC. Man does this game look good at [email protected] with 150% scaling. Unf. Also, I never played the DLC, so I got the version with the season pass in it, so I'll have that to look forward to. I'm going to go down the russian side of the plane tree this time, and enjoy myself some of that SU goodness.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    LD50 wrote: »
    I did a thing and I bought the game again on PC. Man does this game look good at [email protected] with 150% scaling. Unf. Also, I never played the DLC, so I got the version with the season pass in it, so I'll have that to look forward to. I'm going to go down the russian side of the plane tree this time, and enjoy myself some of that SU goodness.

    You don't capitalize the 'U'. It's Sukhoi, not SUkhoi. [/pedantic]

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Synthesis wrote: »
    LD50 wrote: »
    I did a thing and I bought the game again on PC. Man does this game look good at [email protected] with 150% scaling. Unf. Also, I never played the DLC, so I got the version with the season pass in it, so I'll have that to look forward to. I'm going to go down the russian side of the plane tree this time, and enjoy myself some of that SU goodness.

    You don't capitalize the 'U'. It's Sukhoi, not SUkhoi. [/pedantic]

    But what if it's SUKHOI?

  • DrovekDrovek Registered User regular
    Finally got around to playing the DLC missions. Holy shit, did I love them!

    That last mission was a bit of a pain in the ass. I first did it with the Raptor + XSDB, but that never managed to do enough damage. Did a few tries but I never managed to kill fast enough.

    Then I retried but with the YF-23 + UGB and that dished out the pain. It was like night and day vs the Raptor as far as A2G capabilities.

    Shit, now I want more Ace Combat.

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  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    Drovek wrote: »
    Finally got around to playing the DLC missions. Holy shit, did I love them!

    That last mission was a bit of a pain in the ass. I first did it with the Raptor + XSDB, but that never managed to do enough damage. Did a few tries but I never managed to kill fast enough.

    Then I retried but with the YF-23 + UGB and that dished out the pain. It was like night and day vs the Raptor as far as A2G capabilities.

    Shit, now I want more Ace Combat.

    Damn I was about to try that combination when I got home tonight. I've always loved the XSDB for standard spread out ground targets but I guess these hardpoints on the sub are beefier than the bombs it seems. I need to see if I can try with the X-02 and the LASMs and see how they'd perform. They were great on the previous mission. Being able to one shot everything up to a battleship was freaking awesome.

  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    Good lord this last mission is freaking hard! Even on normal. Those UAVs and alicorn-launched planes are the most maneuverable enemies I've faced outside of the two final boss drones at the end of the campaign. The worst is that you pretty much have to pick a hyper maneuverable plane with upgraded homing standard missiles, and some kind of beefy anti ground weapon to repeatedly hit the hardpoints of the alicorn. Worse, the alicorn seems to have regenerating SAM, CWIS and Railguns so repeatedly dropping FAEBs or large bombs seems to do nothing to making the mission easier. First attempt on the mission I ended up with a C rank.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited December 5
    LD50 wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    LD50 wrote: »
    I did a thing and I bought the game again on PC. Man does this game look good at [email protected] with 150% scaling. Unf. Also, I never played the DLC, so I got the version with the season pass in it, so I'll have that to look forward to. I'm going to go down the russian side of the plane tree this time, and enjoy myself some of that SU goodness.

    You don't capitalize the 'U'. It's Sukhoi, not SUkhoi. [/pedantic]

    But what if it's SUKHOI?

    tHEN YOU BETTER HAVE A KEYBOARD WITH A CAPITAL NUMBERS FUNCTIONALITY, SMART GUY.

    (Less jokingly; capital S and U stand for two separate words--самоходная установка, "Self Propelled", whereas the Су in Сухой is part of a actual proper name, and thus, only the first letter is capitalized, "Su." Like how "MiG" is actually two names combined in honor of their partnership. So a SU-85 is a self-propelled gun, and an Su-27 is an Sukhoi aircraft. The more you know(tm).)

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    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
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