Almost all missions are exactly the same. Sure the scenario might change, but the execution is almost identical from mission to mission. Launch missiles, dodge missiles, launch missiles, dodge missiles, ad infinitum.
Also, flying in assist mode is BORING; you can't even drift. You HAVE TO VIEW YOUR PLANE IN 3RD PERSON IN ORDER TO DRIFT/FLY UNASSISTED. Big huge failure on the devs part. You should be able to fly unassisted from the cockpit view. Why? Because using your cannon is on the verge of impossible in 3rd person view.
Just because of that one last complain this game fails miserably, but in conjunction with the sheer repetitiveness of nearly every mission this game basically flops in my book.
I'm giving it a 6 just because it looks good and flies well.
With the first couple missions i was kinda bored but really got into the game in a hurry. I love the assistance off mode and it's hard not to catch your head turning with the camera. Not a game I could play for hours on end, but a lot of fun. Every once in a while the game would run less than smoothly. Definetly a good break from common genres. Worth waiting a couple shipping days for.