I don't get why people are bashing on this game. It's the good old Ace Combat with a couple of newly introduced game play mechanics. The Dog Fight Mode is definitely a nice addition that gives you an adrenaline rush specially when your target starts a dangerous maneuver around obstacles in the terrain like buildings etc, they can even fool you and you'll end up crashing your plane. The counter attack system is also fun you need to decide in the heat of battle whether you can take a few hits so you can counter and get a deadly shot on them or just manually dodge the missiles. The way they do cut scenes reminded me a little bit of Heavy Rain it isn't interactive but you can get to look around, and it switches from first to third person views, and you don't feel the transition between the cut scenes and gameplay which is nice. The physics can be unrealistic at times specially when you shoot tanks down and they end up flipping 10 times in the air that's always funny. Overall its a good game for the fans of the series but some people might not like the Helicopter and bomber missions.