Summary: First of all, this game is actually an improvement over the original in most aspects. Every one is saying that there is no customization and no way to use any plane on any mission. Well thats due to the fact that you have to level up to unlock things. not to mention that some missions require certain weapons that not all the planes carry. There is actually a custom loadout option when you fully level up one of your planes that allows you to put any weapon you want on it.
Summary: Love this game. If you like flying or flying games, then this game is for you. I say this game is better than Ace Combat 6, as this game has a "real world" and new more up-to date Aircraft. The game decent has graphics, planes look realistic, scenario's look good. The game is about 6-10 hours long depending on skill, difficulty setting, and sheer luck.