I'm a big fan of the Ace Combat series. The last title, "Fires of Liberation", was not only entertaining but made me feel proud because of the story. This new title does not get me involved. In fact I found myself trying to beat missions as fast as I could so that the game experience would be over. Flying the Apache helicopter was a terrible experience, it made me feel so sick with the weird camera angles that kept me crashing to buildings. The DFM (Dog Fight Mode) was a cool novelty the first few times I used it. But it quickly became an annoyance to use. My final complaint is that we don't get all the fantastical machines, like the flying aircraft carrier, in this one seeing as they are trying for a more realistic (??) approach. Maybe because of Modern Warefare and such they figured this is what gamers want. I only hope that with Ace Combat 8, whenever that may be, namco goes back to the old formula that we grew to love.
This game is too far from the rest of the series. Dog Fight Mode (DFM) about the dumbest thing I have ever seen. You have to remember that I traded my original 80GB PS3 for a XBOX360 Arcade because Ace combat fires of liberation was not availible on PS3. I have waited for every game in the series with anticipation. I loved the Ace Combat Series, until now. This game is horrible. The story line sucks. They even changed the controls. I had high hopes for this game but I am sadly disappointed.