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Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Not much bang for the buck, but still unique flight combat.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2015
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If it weren't simply a slightly modified version of its 2011 Nintendo 3DS predecessor, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy -- which came out the same year as the similar Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 -- it might be easier to justify the $40 price tag. But with only adding amiibo support and extra controls (with the New Nintendo 3DS XL only), Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ isn't worth it for those who've played the past games -- unless you want a dose of deja vu. New players, however, might appreciate the white-knuckle action. The game can be fun when you're soaring around an environment, picking off enemies, and taking on new, more challenging missions. Plus, the graphics, smooth frame rate, and 3-D effects all add to the important immersion factor. The sound effects are quite good, as well.

But it's too bad Namco Bandai keeps going back to the well with this game. Perhaps if they added more gameplay, it might be worth it, but with only about four hours of play, that's just not the case. There isn't even a multiplayer option for local wireless or Internet play. Perhaps you can save yourself some cash and buy the original 2011 title, as it's virtually the same experience.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: February 13, 2015
  • Genre: Simulation
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Language, Violence
  • Last updated: February 19, 2020

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