Ace Combat 6 is graphically impressive in the air, with a staggering amount of detail on the planes and beautifully atmospheric lighting and effects. On the ground, things are less eye-catching. Up close, the lack of detail is quite off-putting because large areas of the ground are blurry, flat textures, and buildings are fairly simple, flat objects. There are no vehicles to be seen or people running around, but the scaling back of the detail seems to have helped the frame rate, which remains solid throughout. There are also some really nice cloud and water elements, and the plane itself is wonderfully animated with flaps that open and turn to steer.