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Army Men: Air Tactics (Windows)

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PC Gamer Brasil
Este é o enredo da mais nova aventura do mundo dos brinquedos. Depois de inúmeros games, a 3DO mostra com Air Tactics que existem centenas de possibilidades ainda para esta série que conta com uma legião de fãs tão grande quanto os poderosos RPGs ou mesmo os violentos games de ação em primeira pessoa. Mais uma vez, você faz parte do exército verde em uma emocionante luta pela casa, o quartel general dos simpáticos soldadinhos de plástico. Porém, de uma maneira totalmente inédita, o jogador não controlará mais o destemido Sarge, que já atravessou vários games da série. No comando do piloto de helicóptero conhecido como William Blade, as missões são recheadas de momentos de ação e muito propileno derretido. Alguns novos inimigos foram colocados espalhados pela casa, também. Insetos gigantes são a nova atração. Mosquitos e borboletas, apesar de parecerem inofensivos para nós, apresentam um problema extra na guerra dos brinquedos.
There is nothing you couldn't say about the rest of the serial that wouldn't apply here. Nice graphics and an interesting idea may make Air Tactics seem a bit better than the rest, but it still offers only some short lasting fun. Another good side of the game is highly interactive environment, but a great minus is the very clumsy gunner (the enemies act like James Bond, standing calmly in the middle of battlefield while bullets fly around them usually missing them because of the imprecise gunner).
Air Tactics, while playing on a gaming formula that has proven to work in the past, simply does not work this time around. Its combination of horrid controls, less-than-desirable unit graphics, annoying sound effects and frustrating gameplay make it a game to pass. Go buy a sandbox, find your old Army Men collection, and spend the afternoon outside. And take your kids with you; they'll appreciate the time you spend with them a lot more than they'd appreciate this exercise in anger-management known as Army Men - Air Tactics.
PC Player (Germany)
Irgendwo auf diesem Planeten muss es ein Land geben, in dem die Army Men wirklich erfolgreich sind - sonst wüsste ich nicht, warum 3DO alle sechs Monate ein weiteres Army-Men-Spiel auf den Markt wirft. Der anfangs putzige Spielzeugsoldaten-Look hat sich längst verbraucht, die Grafik ist praktisch unverändert, eine Künstliche Intelligenz nicht zu finden und die Einsätze wirken inzwischen recht öde. Dass man nun mit einem Hubschrauber durch die Gegend düst und verlorene Soldaten sowie Waffen und diverse Extras einsammelt, nimmt dem Programm leider noch den letzten Hauch von Taktik und beschränkt es auf pure Action für die Mittagspause.
Game Over Online
The more I played Air Tactics, the less interested I became. It did not hold my interest through each mission and that's been the downfall of this series. You can create all sorts of wonderful worlds to battle in, but if the gameplay isn't interesting, there is no way you'll hold any gamers' attention. There have been four Army Men titles in the last two years, shouldn't this tell us something? It seems absolutely no time is spent designing interesting and unique situations. It seems the Army Men name is just being milked for all it's worth and at this point in time, that's not much at all.
Un jeu qui pourra amuser les fans pendant un temps mais qui reste bien en dessous de la qualité des autres titres de la série. La longue guerre des soldats en plastique touche peut-être bien à sa fin cette fois-ci.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
AIR TACTICS is certainly the more annoying of the two. Though you do get a chance to fly an attack helicopter into Tan territory and experience numerous real and miniaturized environments among 20 unique missions, the chopper-confined gameplay feels limiting and is simply more work than play. Irritating insects plague your every move. Elevation adjustments are automatic and dictated by the height of the surrounding terrain. And the lack of independent viewing means you can’t scroll over upcoming enemy strongholds in advance of flying into them.
What should be a cute game that lets you play with toys is really just an exercise in patience as you fight the urge to rip the CD out of the computer and break it. Let's just hope that 3DO finally figures out that this series should pass from our lives and to never whisper it's horrible name again. I can already see the "next stunning Army Men game brought to life in a 3D RTS using the awesome power of the Force Commander engine!" Barf.
PC Games (Germany)
Die eigentliche Herausforderung besteht in der Steuerung des störrischen Helikopters, dessen Flughöhe kaum abschätzbar ist. Die mitleiderregende Zielgenauigkeit der Bordkanone gestattet dabei nur eine einzige Taktik: Bis auf wenige Zentimeter an ein Ziel heranfliegen und ballern, was das Rohr hergibt.
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Я не телепат, но уже чувствую гневные мысли отдельных читателей. «Он же наезжает на детскую игрушку, а детям наплевать на графику, им лишь бы цвета поярче!». Ошибаетесь, любезные. Во-первых, Army Men — игра НЕ детская. Зрелище даже пластиковых солдатиков, охваченных огнем или разлетающихся на куски от пулеметных очередей, может заставить ребенка надолго задуматься. А завтра, того и гляди, юный наполеон стащит на кухне спички и, радостно хихикая, начнет подпаливать свою армию. Родители в ужасе.