although the game is very similar to medal of honor: allied assault, i find that secret weapons over normandy is a better game. the missions are longer, the graphics are better, and the controls are better. the game is a little too easy, but that's not a problem, since it's not a shooter for the hardcore gamers. it's more of a shooter for the casual gamer.
but that's not to say swon lacks depth. a slick cockpit view lets you choose from 16 different dogfighting missions that range in intensity from the highly lethal one-on-one kill streak to the more cerebral (and often single-player only) lengthy intercepts. in between are plenty of group pursuits, which boil down to the usual dogfighting but with a bit of luck and a few of your own missiles you can pick off enemy flocks one by one, side by side or even two by two. and there's a clever radar system that allows you to play a game of cat and mouse and, eventually, outfox your opponent. the game also offers a simple but fairly deep pilot skill level progression system, offering the player the choice of three different flight profiles that can be played out in a variety of ways, from setting up the environment to making use of terrain, selecting attack or defence tactics and choosing weapons loadouts. as for the multi-player, we'll have to wait for the game to be patched up before we can test the online stuff. it's a shame as it's a bit of a funky, and rather brutal, game that has a lot to offer. as a final note, while not as well known as its illustrious predecessor, swon is actually a more entertaining game than it's predecessor