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Kaz32

Awesome obscure game: Ace Combat 3, the underrated masterpiece Japanese version.

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Most of you are probably familiar with the english version, which is like Ace Combat 2 without a story whatsoever other than in the first mission that's in text form.

The one I'm talking about is not this version, I'm talking about the original japanese version with a great story, anime characters and multiple pathways to play through.

For those not familiar with the plot, I'll give a brief summary. Have you ever played Syndicate before? Basically it's the same plot, the world's government is in ruins and 2 mega corporations General Resource Limited and Neucom Incorporated are fighting for complete control. You play as a pilot named Nemo, and he belongs to Universal Peace Enforcement Organization (UPEO) which is a small section of the government that wants to stop these 2 from dominating everyone. Now the girl in the first cutscene Rena Hirose is a part of the General Resource Limited super pilot project that will grant General Resource complete dominance if she actually go to battle. Fortunately she's still in training, so if want to, you can prevent her from serving General Resource.

Basically the plot is pretty deep. There's 5 routes that the game can take place in and it will determine the ending. There's even a mission where you go to space firing super laser missiles. Too bad the english version is completely fucked. There's an english subtitled version of this game on youtube, BUT IT'S TAKEN DOWN. Why??? Thankfully translated cutscenes of the game is still there. I want this game remade for PS4 with Assault Horizon's control scheme and high octane plane combat.

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I never came around to play any Ace Combat games at all but that surely does sound cool. Too bad I will never have the ability to play this version because I wouldn't understand a single word.

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I played the Japanese version and it's actually very straightforward even though I can't understand most of them. By the end I understand the plot completely based on the voice acting and expressions. And there are translated cutscenes of the game on youtube thankfully, so what I do is after a cutscene is played, go to youtube and find the translated version. You can download it from here if you decide to give it a go.

http://www.emuparadise.me/Sony_Playstation_ISOs/Ace_Combat_3_-_Electrosphere_%28J%29_%28v1.1%29_%28Disc_1%29/52863

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I'll put it on my very long list of games I want to experience and maybe some day it will happen. Thanks for the link!

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YAY!, a fellow Ace Combat Veteran on the AJSA.

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AC3:electrosphere was my 1st ACE game played on ps1.

Honestly,AC3 has the best presentation from the opening sequence to the final purge(spoiler)when simon(if correct,forgot their names) unlocks the game for you.

Neucomm vs GRDBS was epic while stuck in the mid with UPEO sucks and siding with Ouroboros well...is wicked.

AC5:unsung war can be consider the best in the series,but if AC3 got the full translation similar to its JP version,then AC3 should be the definitive choice.

On comparison

Ac3 got the most varied missions of all the AC series

Branching storyline

Superb presentation with its concept of neural-networks

Almost no loading times(back then this is quite important especially on the ps1)

Anyways,thanks to Kaz32 for the thread :D

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YAY!, a fellow Ace Combat Veteran on the AJSA.

AC3:electrosphere was my 1st ACE game played on ps1.

Honestly,AC3 has the best presentation from the opening sequence to the final purge(spoiler)when simon(if correct,forgot their names) unlocks the game for you.

Neucomm vs GRDBS was epic while stuck in the mid with UPEO sucks and siding with Ouroboros well...is wicked.

AC5:unsung war can be consider the best in the series,but if AC3 got the full translation similar to its JP version,then AC3 should be the definitive choice.

On comparison

Ac3 got the most varied missions of all the AC series

Branching storyline

Superb presentation with its concept of neural-networks

Almost no loading times(back then this is quite important especially on the ps1)

Anyways,thanks to Kaz32 for the thread :D

Glad you both are Ace Combat players as well. Ace Combat 3 needs to be remade for the next gen with all the features and story, like what Namco did with the Tales series recently. It's just too good to be ignored!

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