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12.06.2011

WBMT Episode 60: We dream of Mexican pointy boots







If you couldn't tell from this fantastic image, we may have gone a little off topic this episode as we triumphantly attempt to get back into our stride after the short holiday hiatus. You can look forward to our thoughts on Mexican pointy boots, Brain imagery research, WWII bombs, the Universe and so much more. And by some miracle we do manage to talk about video games. The new Ace Combat game for 3DS, Battlefield 3, and Zelda Skyward Sword all get our thoughts and impressions.

Also, we started up a platoon on the Battlefield 3 Battlelog. Come join the Who Burned My Toast Platoon. Search for Who Burned My Toast? in the Platoons tab on the Battlelog website.

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12.04.2011

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. My impressions and/or review... whatever.

Update Dec 10 2011: The price for Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy has dropped to $29.99.

I've always been a sucker for air combat games. Ever since playing Top Gun on the NES, it's been a love affair for me. When Namco Bandai announced an Ace Combat game for the 3DS, I was on board faster than Maverick on a MIG-29. After six hours of crashing into mountains and shooting down bogeys here is my thoughts to help you decide if this is a game for you.

Assault Horizon Legacy may have a similar name to the console Assault Horizon game, but the 3DS version is a much more traditional Ace Combat game. Your going to get a large choice of fighter jets, weapons, customizable parts, replays, rocking soundtrack, and a lot of dog fighting. Assault Horizon Legacy doesn't skimp on content by any means and after a 6 hours campaign you will still have to unlock and purchase a ton stuff if you want to get everything in the game. So you're going to have to go back and replay missions for higher scores or check out the extra missions for fun. But even with all that the game still felt a little light and not quite a full experience. The games story about the USEA vs the Rebels pretty much boiled down to a us vs them argument with no real gut wrenching plot point to drive the action. When I blow up hundreds of fighter pilots, I like to feel like I'm taking out the bad guys. I won't spoil the games ending for you, but the first thought that popped in my mind was "Wow they phoned in this one". Overall the missions were pretty standard fair and the game is rather easy, so any sense of tension felt lost compared to other Ace Combat games.