|Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Games|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 28 August 2012|
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Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII
Mad Catz arms pilots with Saitek's WWII-styled Pacific AV8R FlightStick
Manufacturer: Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Mad Catz.
Aerial warfare first became a major component of combat during the Second World War, amidst a transitional period in motorized flight that had only been created forty years prior. There had been mixed results in the previous World War, but the enormity of WWII pushed Nations to invest their best engineering into airborne combat operations. The fight was everywhere, but it was most efficient from the air above. Mad Catz captures this historical time in the flight simulation video game Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII. Each collector's edition kit includes the popular Saitek Pacific AV8R FlightStick, imposing realistic flight controls into action for either simulation or arcade modes.
World War 2 offered one of the most original assortment of aircraft ever conceived, thanks to the quickened pace in advances to aviation. Everything from fighters to bombers and flying fortresses were used to fight enemy, and for the first time in history pilots helped create progress towards victory. Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII offers modern-day gamers a unique opportunity to experience wartime flight using period-specific mechanics for added realism. Available with the Collector's Edition kit for PC, XBOX360 and PS3, the Saitek Pacific AV8R FlightStick seamlessly integrates control with Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII.
In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Saitek Pacific AV8R FlightStick with the new video game Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII. Using 68 variations of 32 unique aircraft we make strafing runs in 'Dogfight', and then drop bombs on the enemy's aircraft carrier in 'Scratch One Flattop'. Arcade mode allows new players to easily adapt to flight controls without the need for prior experience, while flying Aces can switch to simulation mode to mimic real-life flight mechanics and aerial controls. Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII features more than 20 missions consisting of hundreds of objectives in 11 different campaign areas, and is claimed to consist of 12+ hours of single-player campaign missions.
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