Let me first start by saying i have been playing flight sims for more than 20 years and i was super hyped to see janes getting into the market since they have some of the best referance books around well i have been waiting a few months for this game to come out and it was always low on the game que so i decided to buy it well after putting it on my harddrive and getting the update i was at the start screen and noted the rather weak graphics i let it pass got the the third mission and was flying at 1500 feet with level ground and somehow crashed into the ground(this happend 3 times in the game)i let it go.Then i try to vary the aircraft i fly in the differnet missions ( i fly the f4 phantom II when the gams have them)but because of the zero stealth the f4 had my countermeasures were pretty much useless,yep the better the stealth rating the better your countermeasures will work did not like that but let it go.by misson 10 my game had blackscreened 2 time to the point i would have to reset my xbox.and not to mention the 2 missons i restarted cause the textures would not load and i had a gray backdrop and ground all i could see was my plane.by the 16th and final mission i was laboring just to finish it and when i did finish the last missson it froze just as the achivements poped up and when i tried to restart it my save file was corrupeted and i would have started over again no thanks!!the few poistives i will say is the weapons were pretty cool and several missions were varied and kinda fun.i cannot recommed a rent or a buy and i was able to get full refund after explaining all the issues i had.
This game is pretty mediocre, reminds me a lot of Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. so if you are looking for the fast pace combat of the Ace Combat games you will be sadly disappointed. The graphics are okay at best, the story is pretty generic with a Western democratic coalition trying to help the southern part of a middle eastern country "Azbaristan" from being dominated by the northern communists. The planes loadouts are fixed and you can take an unrealistic level of damage which leads to you not trying to avoid missiles at all.