Hello, I'm Jake Ryan. I am an aviation nut, and my favorite airplanes are the B-25 Mitchell and the F-14 Tomcat. You can find me regularly on Acepedia. I play games such as Ace Combat, Gran Turismo, Call of Duty, Battlefield 3, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2. I have played Ace Combat 5, (Ace Combat...?) Assault Horizon, and Ace Combat Infinity. I own a PlayStation 3. You can add me at TehEpikAspie or CampyGamerTag. My favorite aircraft from the Ace Combat series is the CFA-44 Nosferatu.

Regal2 and his Ace Combat Experiences

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

I first picked up an Ace Combat game in December 2010 when I had heard about the Ace Combat series from a friend. He told me, "Check out the Ace Combat games for the PS2." Mom drove me up to the local GameStop, and I asked for an Ace Combat game. The cashier went to the storage room and brought out a copy of Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. Mom bought the game for me, and I came home, put it in my PS2 and started playing. I was immediately hooked. I also experienced my first death in Ace Combat within the first 5 minutes of playing the Campaign: Ramming Bartlett's F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel from behind. I remember that I couldn't stop laughing. I played again, and zipped through the campaign easy. When I played the mission Rendezvous for the first time and the Scinfaxi launched its Burst Missile for the first time, I was fooled and climbed to 5,000 feet. Little did I know the Arkbird was going to save me. I continued through the campaign, and reached Journey Home. There, I faced Chopper's death. I remember crying in the middle of the living room, out of missiles and special weapons and having to fight off the remaining forces with my machine guns. I put the game down for a bit after Chopper's death. I came back to it a few weeks later and finished the game up. Later, I went back through the campaign and destroyed all the Falken Hangars. I then replayed The Unsung War and Sea of Chaos over and over again to rack up enough credits to buy the ADF-01 FALKEN. I still play Ace Combat 5 to this day trying to unlock the X-02 Wyvern.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Now, this game went by very quick for me. I was bored with Black Ops II and MW3, and went to GameStop for another Ace Combat game. I bought Assault Horizon, took it home and played it. For the most part, it was a good game. The campaign was short, though. I do believe I finished it in about 7 hours. I liked being able to finally fly the CFA-44 and be able to fly as Blaze and Zipang again. But the thing that really got me was the multiplayer scene. By the time I got ACAH, the game was a few years old. But, the multiplayer scene was filled with aces that I always went up against. I remember this one user by the name of Fred_Mag who constantly murdered everybody with his Su-35. I was playing one day, and prepped my F-14D. With such a low-tier aircraft, I was able to wipe the skies clean of many aces such as Fred_Mag, LooneyAces, and GeminiThunder. Fred_Mag saw my capability and challenged me to a 1v1. Turns out I still wasn't good enough to beat him. He thanked me for partaking in a 1v1 with him and he hoped to see me in the skies of Ace Combat Infinity.

Ace Combat: Infinity

Ace Combat Infinity and I have been in a love-hate relationship. For starters, the fuel system really irked me, but the gameplay was amazing. The only game I can compare ACI to is AC5. I was happy Scamco brought back planes like F-14A -ZIPANG- and Su-37 -YELLOW 13-, but I was never able to get them due to my tight schedule. Luckily, I was able to nab the F-15J -TIGER- on its last day. I played with a few amazing ACI players such as HsyperSakuraRevenge and the almighty Fred_Mag. Now, I occasionally play Ace Combat Infinity, but not as much as I used to.

What's Next for Regal2?

Well, when I move out, I plan on taking my PS2 with me and buying the other games in the PS2 trio: Ace Combat 4 and Ace Combat Zero. I've heard they are really great games, and I am wiling to die to try them.

Q&A With Regal2

Q: Regal2, what made you choose this specific username?

A: Well, it all started with a fanfiction I thought of that revolved around the Circum-Pacific War. There was a squadron by the name of Regal Squadron, and Regal 2 was the one everybody looked up to, including the squadron leader. Then, Death's chilly hand decided to take Regal Squadron by storm. Regal 1 was shot down by a Yuktobanian ace by the name of Zipang, Regal 3 was taken down by CIWS during the Sea of Chaos mission, but what happened to Regal 2? Regal 2 had a habit of cheating death. Him and his trusty F-14A Tomcat were able to dominate the battlefield every time. Regal 2 and Blaze maintained a close relationship, and aided each other when things were getting rough. After the war, Regal 2 maintained a subtle life in Oured, married, had a family, and went down in history as a feared ace.

Q: Do you have any other favorite aircraft besides the B-25 and the F-14?

A: Well, yeah. There are countless aircraft that I favor just as much as the Mitchell and the Tomcat.

Let's see here....

Ah, yes.

F-16, F-22, YF-23, MiG 1.44, MiG-29, Su-37, Su-35, Su-34, Me 109, He 111Z, ADF-01, ADFX-02, F-15S/MTD, JAS 39 Gripen C, Saab Draken, F-4, F-5E, Sopwith Camel, Fokker DR.1, P-51D-20-NA, B-17G, P-40, F8F, F6F, SR-71B, Fenrir, CFA-44, Fw 190, Do 335, Ho 229, Ju 287, Heinkel Lerche, Focke-wulf Trebeflugel, X-02, R-101 Delphinus 1, F-117, and SBD Dauntless.

Anything else?

Nope. That's it. The exit is over there. *Points to the Mission 27 tunnel*

"Man. That's a big tunnel." -Chopper

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