Ace Combat 6 is a great flighter plane simulator. I know this, because my friend who is a real geek for flight sims on his mega pc, loves it too!
Firstly, the gameplay. Its terrific fun! You feel like your in top gun, doing your missions with the radio chatter going, & the missile lock alarm going off! The mission briefing are informative, if a tad dull. There are planes to unlock as you go along, with each one having different advantages & uses. Also the mission are big! You'll find yourself landing to re-arm & repair. None of that Over G 60 second mission nonsense here! The game is a lot more realistic than you might think for an arcade game, without getting too bogged down in technical stuff. This is pure aircraft porn all the way, with so much atmos, you'll be saving to you're friend on xbox live "Goose, its time to buzz the tower!"
The graphics are jaw dropping! The aircraft models are photo realistic! There is no slowdown & the game always runs at a steady frame rate. The environments look terrific too! The whole world looks very real indeed.
Bad points? The presentation if a bit weak. The menus are dull & uninteresting. They look like they belong on the PSP. & also the story cut scenes that break up the missions seems a bit odd. I think they are supposed to be moving & powerful, but to me they just dragged on. I watched the first 2 & have skipped the rest so as to get straight on with the action.
On the whole, Ace Combat 6 is the best flying experience you'll get on the next gen systems right now. With stunning graphics, atmosphere, & a shedload of planes to unlock, you'll be kept busy for a good long while. Add to that some cool online options, such as co-op missions, deathmatch etc & you have a great game!
If you're hanking for a good flight fighter game, & wasn't too thrilled with Over G, look no further. Ace Combat 6 is the game Over G wants to be. Buy it. I did :o)