OXM UK writes:
"We should have had a sweepstakes running, really. Sit someone in front of HAWX and it's only a matter of time before they begin quoting Top Gun or singing the wailing guitar theme as they perform utterly superfluous barrel rolls and showboating dives.
This is very much fighter jets as seen in the Tom Cruise movie, rather than an anal military sim - none of this flying for 30 minutes, firing weapons from four miles away and then accidentally falling out of the sky because you failed to adjust some crucial dial.
Instead you're wheeling around in a jet, often just a few metres away from the enemy, and while machine guns on modern fighter jets are about as useful as a chocolate teapot, here they're a lethal and satisfying part of your armoury."