Posted: 04/07/2018 | Languages: English, Español
The next Lighthouse interview is with long time model creator JianDaoXiao. He has been creating models of Ace Combat vehicles since 2006. Not just aircraft, but tanks, submarines, super weapons, trains, trucks and other vehicles seen throughout the Ace Combat series. The entire collection and printable instructions from his project, Ace Combat Models are available on his blog and Facebook group. With JDX just recently opening up a Patreon account to further support his model endeavors, Lighthouse sought an interview with one of the few people within the Ace Combat community that creates their own models without using plastic model kits.
Posted: 03/23/2018 | Languages: English
Within the high flying, dynamically transforming and musically inclined Macross franchise, there have been a steady stream of games of various genres released. Of the games released since the 1980s, 3D flight shooters released in the late 2000s and throughouts the 2010s have included an optional control setting for the Fighter mode of their Variable Fighters. The Real Flight Control setting is sometimes jokingly referred to as “Ace Combat mode” by fans of these games. This control setting has its benefits and setbacks which will now be examined. For the sake of clarity, terms primarily used in the Macross series will be used throughout this article.
Posted: 03/19/2018 | Languages: English
An article which focuses on all variants of the Sukhoi Flanker family of aircraft as portrayed in the Ace Combat series. This article covers all members of the Flanker family with information on how their combination of special weapons and aircraft stats affect their overall performance throughout the series.
Posted: 03/11/2018 | Languages: English
The Stand-Off Dispenser (SOD) is a special weapon that can strike ground and naval targets at mid-range using bomblets or other submunitions. This Hardpoint analysis article presents information about this Ace Combat special weapon, including detailed deployment notes.
Posted: 12/09/2017 | Languages: English
An interview with Comjam1998 and JakeR2000 from Project Ulysses. They are part of a group that creates mods for the grand strategy game, Hearts of Iron 4. Rather than simply renaming real world nations that are already featured in the game they are creating the actual continents and countries seen throughout the Ace Combat series.
Posted: 11/26/2017 | Languages: English
The Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere PAL Press Kit has been available for download on the internet for at least six years. Some of the artwork and screenshots found in this press kit have surfaced at random for many years on different game industry websites and Ace Combat fan sites, but not all the files have been made accessible nor has the kit itself been explained.
Posted: 11/21/2017 | Languages: English
Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces in many ways was a test bed for future Ace Combat games. Concepts introduced in this game adaptation of the Sky Crawlers franchise influenced Ace Combat Assault Horizon, Cross Rumble/AH Legacy, Infinity and even Ace Combat 7. We take a look at how this game has effected the Ace Combat series.
Posted: 11/10/2017 | Languages: English
Within Ace Combat there is but one weapon designed for defense, unable to cause damage to hostile forces on its own. This is the first part of a two-part Hardpoint analysis article on Electronic Countermeasures in Ace Combat. Part one focuses on Non-Player Controlled ECM.
Posted: 11/10/2017 | Languages: English
Within Ace Combat there is but one special weapon designed for defense, unable to cause damage to hostile forces on its own. This is the second part of a two part Hardpoint analysis article about Electronic Counter Measures in the Ace Combat series. Part two focuses on the Electronic Counter Measure Pod (ECMP) special weapon.
Posted: 11/09/2017 | Languages: English
An article written in a investigative style which looks into the outcome of the Estovakian Civil War and the war's sudden end. This is the second entry in our Strangereal Review series which focuses on the original world of Ace Combat.