4.5 Combattered LordEaling | 21/08/2009 | See all LordEaling's reviews (7) I'll start off by saying this is a solid game; lovely graphics, great control and animation, fun combat as always. However, this instalment in the series seems to have less than its forebears. I have played three other ace combat games on the PS2 abd am coparing this one against them.The single player mode seems to be a lot shorter than the others, there are less planes, the storyline has crossed the line right over into TV movie cheese. Whilst it can be argued the storylines from before were cheesy, I still enjoyed them, a lot of the tension has been sucked out this time around. As for the planes, it seemed there were no models i hadn't seen in the other games.Someone suggested that the cause of this is that a lot was being held back for DLC I can't help but agree. Rather than this being the fun I've had in the past this is simply 'a solid game.' Just don't go into it as a fan looking for a great next installment.