Well, after playing campaign mode and getting my fill, I decided it was time to take to the air against fellow Ace enthusiasts, just like yourself! And upon doing so, I was overwhelmingly unimpressed. (...ZzZzZzZz...) BORING!!!!! In fact, Ive created a room five minutes ago and I'm still waiting for people to join! I've veen waiting here long enough to allow myself the time to write this little mini article, put it that way.
You see, it's not that Ace 7 has a bad multiplayer mode, its just that there is no meat to it. NONE. It's so basic and repetitive that it is, well, must I say it again, BORING. Flat out boring. And I love this game, mind you. My anger and disappointment stems from the fact that these designers could have (should have) easily made this a fantastic, memorable, even an "instant- classic" multiplayer game and they totaly blew it. I mean they totally fell asleep at the wheel on this one guys...crash and burn status.
All I am asking for, which in my humble opinion would make this a straight banger, is variation. Yep, some different game modes. That's it. Maybe a few more maps too. But seriously, battle royal and team death match? That's it? Way to use your imagination guys. A 65 year old grandpa working for retirement in a nitroglycerin factory could have come up with some more original ideas than that.
So, I speak of variation. What exactly do I have in mind you ask? For starters, how about some type of capture the flag mode? How about a defend the objective mode where you have to protect attackers from destroying ground targets? How about esscort the VIP mode where you protect the president from foreign invaders? I mean, you can't tell me the designers haven't thought of these! Was it too expensive? Was it too much to fit into the game? Why have we been deprived of a legit multiplayer mode for a title with such rich lineage and deeply rooted fan base?! We, and this title, deserve so much more than this watered down lame excuse of a multiplayer mode. It's as simple as that.
So as I sit here writing this, I still havent had enough people to join my room to start a match and when I look for another room, there are none available. It's already dying ladies and gentlemen. And that my friends is a crying shame. We deserve more. This game deserves more. Please Bandi Namco, make this right. We love your game. We always have. You broke our hearts with making us wait forever to play it. Now you picked up the pieces of those broken hearts and threw them into the crematory that is your Ace Combat 7 multiplayer mode....