As much as Stormbirds.blog is about the serious side of flight simulation and combat flight simulation, sometimes I want to put away the navigation charts, not worry if my INS has aligned properly, or worry if that bandit ahead of me has notched my missile… sometimes I just want to have some fun. Titles like Ace Combat feature that kind of fun…. and so does a new entrant on the market. It’s kick starter funded, indie developed, Ace Combat inspired ‘Project Wingman’ and it’s out now!
Fun missile dodging action
Project Wingman, created by Sector D2, is an indie action game that puts you in the pilots seat of a variety of jet fighters and puts you up against hundreds of enemy targets in a fictional narrative featuring an alternate reality version of Earth. If that sounds at all familiar to you, it’s because the project is undeniably a homage to the Ace Combat series.
Project Wingman may be an homage but it does appear to have its own take on the genre and hews just as closely to the format as other titles that have come and gone (anyone remember Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X?). It’s definitely on the side of fun action with dozens or hundreds of missiles on a plane and just about as many targets to shoot at in a mission.
Project Wingman features 20 different aircraft, 40 unique weapons, a story driven single player campaign, re-bindable controls and HOTAS support, and makes use of Steam VR. The title released on December 1st on Steam and is available for $24.99 USD. It’s also available from Humble Bundle and GOG.com.
Look for back to back reviews of both Project Wingman and Ace Combat 7 coming up sometime in the near future.