Written by  :  Kasey Chang (4617)
Written on  :  Dec 19, 2000
Platform  :  DOS

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Too simplified this time around, it's no longer a sim!

The Good

Lots of action, lots of planes to kill, plenty of targets to hit, lots of things happening around you

The Bad

Too simplified, recycled F-19 graphics engine, director's mode interrupts the flight, enemies just keep coming with no end, almost no friendlies around, enemy SAM sites near your airbase

The Bottom Line

F-15 SE2 is the sequel to the classic, and this time they recycled the F-19 sim engine, with modified missions and vastly simplified the interface. Instead of lots of different missiles and bombs to drop and shoot, you're limited to just gun, Sidewinder, AMRAAM, and Maverick (which works on everything, contrary to reality). While this simplifies the action, it also makes the battles very repetitive, as the battle basically becomes a battle of endurance, as you try to stretch out your fuel and ordnance to get as many kills as possible after completing both primary and secondary objectives, in order to get a high score. When you run out... You're mobbed by the enemy, as it's not possible to dodge missiles coming from all sides... Then you try to make it home before you fall out of the sky. Not exactly a fun game after you "got" the idea.