Friday 20 April, 2007
I've played the 9th mission a few times and I'm kind of annoyed by something I've noticed happening in quite a few missions. Basically, before you start a mission your told that your objectives are blah, blah, and blah. You have a set amount of time to complete those objectives. Once you do, you get a mission update! Oh, no! Something bad has happened, now you need to destroy blah and blah. Quickly!
Updates on missions aren't what I find annoying. Rather, it's the fact that I've often found myself in a position where it is impossible for me to meet the additional objectives. (usually because I've run out of ammunition). That's not really fair!
Now, you could argue that you should always minimize the damage cause and limit yourself to meeting the goals described....In other words, don't waste time and ammunition on secondary targets or targets of opportunity. However, the game explicitly rewards you for doing so (in the form of extra points and money you use to buy more and better planes).
So, it seems that I'm always trying to complete a mission at least 2 or 3 times. With the 2nd attempt necessary because I wasn't able to complete the updated mission goals. The 2nd time around, of course, I have the foresight to save ammo and leave it for the "real" end... but I don't feel that I should have to do that.
I have played this before. When I find that I'm running low on ammo, I head south towards the mission border there's a return to base line where you can land, restock, and change secondary weapons if necessary. Sometimes, though, I do find that I don't have enough time to do so.
Sunday 22 April, 2007 by Sol