Summary People have given this game bad review for several reasons so let me clear it up.
Reasons people gave the game bad reviews:
1) They did not switch settings to real so they could not barrel role, or even turn well for that matter.
2) Over G is a flight simulator, not an action game. It is not like Ace Combat, which so many people compare it too. It is a Simulator. Therefore it is realistic.
3) They did not play the game long enough to learn the tricks or even unlock planes for that matter. It takes time to get the planes and learn to doge missiles, land on carriers, etc.
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Pros 1. closer to simulation than any other '360 flight game
2. you need skills to survive
3. you can choose a female character
4. very high replay value
5. plane graphics are stunning
6. has a Free Flight mode
7. variety in missions & locations
Cons Can't think of any, the game delivers what it should deliver.
Summary Over G Fighters is the only flight game for the '360 that is as close to simulation as a console video game can be, using modern video game technology. Which is impressive since the game is now 6-7 years old. I'm still amazed at how beautiful and realistic the plane graphics are, and I like the fact that you need to build some technical skills in order to survive: one missile strike and you're gone.By "you can choose a female character" I mean that you can choose a female wingman, your own character in the game is not gender-specific.
Yes the storyline is not that deep, but who plays a simulation game for the storyline ? If the storyline is more important to you than "realism" you can always play Ace Combat, Blazing Angels and similar arcade games. No, the focus in Over G Fighters is right where it should be: to be as realistic as a console video game can possibly be, using modern video game technology. Most importantly the game is very fun and challenging if you are into simulation games, plus it has a wonderful nostalgic feel about it.
Updated on Mar 7, 2012
Updated on Mar 13, 2012My copy of the game was not very good - if I retried a mission "too many" times the game would freeze up and I was forced to restart my console. It is better to restart the mission completely than choosing the 'retry' option in the start menue.
Pros Real life aircraft, real life weapons, realistic airport/taxiways/runways, and realistic combat sorties
Cons Sound is dull and graphics could be a little better.
Summary It is as close as you can get to a PC flight Sim game on your Xbox 360. If you put the realistic function on (allows you to do barrel rolls and real life combat maneuvers) it as close to flying the real combat aircraft as you can get.
Pros I like the reality of fuel burn at higher altitudes and that it feels like you are really flying a jet!
Cons Nothing nothing nothing
"Vary dissapointing."on by ncc1864
Pros Their are alot of different jets to choose from, once you have gotten through the campaign. Landing in the game is also realistic enough, especially when landing on the Aircraft Carrier.
Cons Lack of realism. Extremely difficult is some areas. You are only required to take off and land is the final mission in the eight different stages.
Summary Who ever disigned the game clearly didn't know the difference between difficult and impossible. One of the most irritating things in the game is the fact that you are always fighting a ghost. What I mean is that while in a mission, the enemy is alowed to respawn, often right in front of you, or behind you. This gives the enemy an unlimitied number of jets or helicopters depending on the mission. When they respawn, they almost always have a missile lock on you before you even know that they are their. I have mannaged to beat the game even on the hardest level known as hell, but it takes a vary long time, because you have to play the dificult mission over and over again. No matter what manuver you do, it seems that the enemy missile will always get you. Your wingman is about dummer then a box of rocks. You can asign him or her to do a task and it will take them forever and a day to actually do it. I agree with other reviews, that sometimes it is better to just forget you have a wingman. In challange mode, you are still faced with an enemy that can't be defeated. No matter how manny jets you shoot down, they always respawn, and generally they respawn right behind you giving them a perfect shot and giving you about .00001 seconds to react. Another problem in the challenge mode is that your wingman apears to be blind. I can't count how manny times I've been flying without incedent, and then out of the blue my own wingman will run into me. This ofcourse destroys your plane instantly. Overall I rate the game as a complete dissapointment, and would not recommend it to anyone. It's the kind of game that will make you mad, and that destroys the fun of the game.