I always wanted a combat flight simulator on a portable Nintendo device so I was quite interested when I saw this. Right from the start I was impressed with the decent graphics, good sound, and some of the music. Several of the tracks in this game are beautiful but others I did not like because they were more like rock. The 29 flyable planes look very accurately depicted. Also, things such as the interiors of the planes look quite detailed, and the enemy planes exploding looks and sounds fairly realistic. This game could use a free flight mode as could all flight simulators, but there is none to be found here. Unfortunately, there is a moderate number of curse words, but the game has voice volume and the captions on the lower screen can be changed to Spanish or French but can not be turned off. It is, overall, a good combat flight simulator.
I rented this game thinking it was as good as the PSP version but I was wrong. If it wasn't for the poorly drawn lines of air to indicate speed, you'd think that your plane isn't even moving. The plane feels so stiff and you can't do any acrobatic moves either and the most disappointing thing is trying to attempt a barrel roll. Normal difficulty is way too easy and you can't adjust the difficulty in between missions so you're going to have to start from the beginning. The 3D isn't that good either you don't feel the depth at all except for the HUD. I'm giving it a 6 because I'm an Ace Combat fan and I'm not sending it back until I beat the game, but I wouldn't be surprised if people gave it less.