I played this and shut it down. Seemed like I was playing the same scene over and over. For a PS3 game the graphics were poor. Once you pop it in you say to yourself, sure this isn't PS2? Just not up to par with the other games on PS3. Kind of like going from broadband speed back to dial up.
Unfortunately, BA2 has a lot in common with its predecessor. The shallow, washed-out graphics, hollow-sounding weapons, and interminably idiotic chatter all return in the sequel (my favorite features: the "rubber boat in the bathtub" appearance of enemy vessels and the treetops your plane can fly "through"). So why did I play it? I have no idea. Maybe out of sentimental value since BA1 was the first game I rented on PS3. Maybe because I thought Ubisoft would have corrected the many shortcomings from the original instead of reproducing them down to the last detail. Maybe because I'm off my meds, you tell me.
The sad truth is that BA2 is just plain dull. Certainly, the game offers a broad assortment of mission locales (as did BA1), and can't be faulted for length. I don't have any complaints with the control schematics, either. But there's simply no punch to the game, no adrenaline rush, no scenes that make you jump in your seat. You move on to the next mission out of mild curiosity but not from eager anticipation. The screen is always cluttered with icons, hints, instructions, etc (yes, you can adjust these to an extent). Your squadmates, in addition to their inane babbling which sounds like it's being read right off the page, do little good for you, either.
It feels like a rushed title. What those of us need who are still waiting for the perfect WWII fighter game is for an Ace Combat-esque producer to lend some style, flair, and truly PS3-worthy graphics to the effort.
If you are interested in a real flying experience this is not the game, the planes do not react or are handled at all like the real thing, it's more like driving a car in the air or something like that, very bad.