D+PAD Magazine writes:
There’s something slightly problematic about attempting to accurately recreate the experience of piloting a modern fighter-plane. Armed to the teeth with missiles and machine guns, capable of eye melting speeds and exuding a startling degree of machismo, they should be perfect videogame-fodder. In reality however, the type of dog-fighting as popularised by the Red Baron has very much been assigned to the history books, with modern-day air-combat for the most part being far more mundane; missiles are locked on from miles away with the pilots merely jabbing at buttons to unleash their craft’s destructive power. Thankfully, videogames can overlook such dream-crushing actualities at will – a fact that has allowed Project Aces and Namco Bandai to create Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.