Review Aces of Glory 2014
Another uninspiring top down shooter
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 26 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Uninspiring gameplay, laggy controls, too many ads
Aces of Glory 2014 for Android kind of takes me back to my childhood when I would spend hours playing the classic top down shooter, 1942. Unfortunately, the two games leave their similarities at the door.
The controls in the game are fairly simple. The plane fires automatically, which leaves you with only one responsibility - trying to weave in between shots to destroy all of the enemies. This can be somewhat difficult in the earlier stages because the enemies shoot straight in intervals that make it hard to get in to shoot and back out before getting hit again.
You've also got a bomb and a shield button, but those appear to be items you have to purchase in-game through in-app purchases, which seems a bit cheap considering the fact that the game bombards you with apps every chance it gets.
The levels are uninspiring and there is no real differentiator between them. The enemy times vary from time to time, but have the same behavior patterns. The boss battles at the end of each stage are equally unimpressive. After each level is completed you'll gain resources like gold and cash that can be used to purchase more upgrades to make your aircraft more powerful.
Aces of Glory 2014 is like going to a Golden Corral buffet for steak when you've got the chance to get it for the same price at a nice steakhouse. There is nothing inherently wrong with the game, but there is so much better out there. I found the gameplay to be a bit uninspiring, and not optimized for a good experience.