Ace Combat is the premier air combat game on consoles. If you have played any of the other Ace Combat games, you know what to expect as far as combat and controls. Namco found a working formula and has stuck with it. This does not leave Ace Combat 6 without flaws.
Ace Combat has some of the best graphics so far this generation. The character models used in the cutscenes are very detailed and animate beautifully. The planes look very realistic as well, sometimes it is hard to believe you're looking at a video game. The soundtrack is as good as previous Ace Combat games. These factors were never a worry with this game.
This series usually has very odd narrative, and fans have come to love it. But this iteration is way over-the-top which may even make some of the most loyal Ace Combat fans wince. The story also seems to end fairly short, which may leave you asking whether or not your 5 hours of fun was worth the $59.99 you put down. The game also as an online multiplayer mode, but like most online games, the community has moved on and you might have trouble finding a gametype that you want.