I guess if there aiming to sell this game to a small specific demographics of gamers, they succeded. If your the average working class casual gamer looking for games to enjoy in your few hours off work, don't waste any money on this game. Maybe rent but definatly dont buy! I'm not that bad a gamer but I was stopped cold on just the 3rd scenerio (something warlords). Protecting the wrecked chopper crew of 2 just seemed impossible, even after over 30 attempts, on training level, and trying all availble weapons systems! And that there are no check points, so that you have to repeatidly play the whole scenerio over and over again is what really puts the nail in the coffin for this peice of trash.
Have been a big fan of Combat Heli sims for a long time, back to the days of Novalogic's Comanche series. I have been waiting for something like this to appear on the consoles and I wasn't disappointed.
Decent tutorial mode and a nice, but steep learning curve for the controls.
Definitely recommended for the sim folks out there, but not for those who are looking for Ace Combat style flying.