The game's story is simply amazing. I felt like a true pilot flying so many different types of military jets, helicopters, and bombers. The gameplay is so fast paced and keeps you on your toes with countless missles and bogeys on your six all the time. The only thing I did not care too much for was the mulitplayer. It did not seem all that exciting to get involved in, but the co-op mission play is fun altogether because of the many different perks and team moves that can be done against the enemy.
Honestly, I don't know where to begin. I am a long time Ace Combat fan and this game is simply, abysmal.
First off, they dumb down the control scheme without even asking (You can change it in the options but still, to any fan who didn't know it was terrifying) Secondly, Dogfight mode? Are you kidding me? The game was already fine why did you add something that makes the game EASIER? Thirdly, The name of the game is Ace Combat, not stupid ground shooter or Copter Hero. I want to fly fast planes and have a good time doing it.
This game, however, is not it. I'm sure someone who has never played any of the Ace Combat games will enjoy it. For those of us who love this series and had such high hopes for this game, I am incredibly disappointed. There many, many, many other major flaws but I figured I'd leave the rest up to other people to talk about. I'm so depressed this game is terrible. There are no good flying games left people :/
Which makes it probably the highest quality NAMCO game I've played in a long, LONG time. Not that it's high quality compared to... anything else... but it's still pretty cool. The controls are wonky, sure, but the graphics are awesome. And the explosions and oil spraying all over the windscreen are sweet. Just not polished enough, really. So maybe avoid this title, and get something you know is a good flight sim.