A flight sim enthusiast or a fast-action junkie will enjoy this game. It's got very high detail and is very fluid, and keeps its replay value with attainable but challenging goals. The story is good, but perhaps cheesy in its delivery to some (me). The online play is pretty awesome, but it's hard to find matches. This is my first Ace Combat game and I'm very impressed. I'm drawn more to the realistic sims on PC, but I found this one to be very enjoyable despite its arcade-type gameplay. Actually, since I've gotten the hang of it, I've found it hard to quit at any given moment. The aerodynamics are there, the weapons employment functions are right for the console gamer, and I'd give this game a 10 for its genre. I'm glad I didn't drop the $150 for the flight stick, as the game is designed for agile thumbs, but I'm glad to have the game and will not be getting rid of it any time soon.