The Ace Combat series has longs since been one of the only stable flight simulations around that fans have access to. However, the last few installments before Ace Combat 4 turned out to be a bit on the downside due to horrid translations. Luckily, Ace Combat 4 managed to restore the series to its previous shine with new graphics, a better story and tons upon tons of action.
For new gamers, getting acclimated to how the game plays can be a bit of a challenge. Flying a plane isn’t anything like throwing a touchdown pass or jumping from platform to platform. You have to be aware of what’s going around on every single side of the plane; otherwise you can be shot down or fly right into a mountain. This is what truly adds depth to the game, since you’ll be on the edge of your seat, especially once the difficult is wrenched up a bit.
Even with a few more games already added to the series, Ace Combat 4 is definitely worth the money as its still great fun and has a few unlockables to add to its replay value.