My favorite Ace Combat games were 'Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies' to 'Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War' back on PlayStation 2. Finally, an Ace Combat worth playing was released on PC.
Skies Unknown has 20 missions in total and it can be completed in a total Steam playtime of 13.4 hours, that's with me failing missions a few times. Cut-scenes are immersive with amazing detail, something that I would love to see Ace Combat 4 and 5 have, maybe get remastered for PC? And not just the cut-scenes the game engine detail of the jet fighters and small details like rain or the jet stream from clouds. Also the soundtrack is pretty amazing as well.
Somehow, that dog jpeg picture is still in one of the cut-scenes and it's horrible. Even though it's a tribute to 'developer’s departed pet' it takes away from the cut-scene. Why couldn't they just animate the dog? Instead they just put 2 different pictures of 2 different dogs. Even though I love dogs, horrible way to not disengage the audience.
If you played Ace Combat 4 or 5 and didn't touch the series since then like me or even never played an Ace Combat game for the life of you, you can't pass this one up. Ace Combat is a fun arcade flight simulator that can be played with an Xbox One controller (which I did). I do wish though we could choose if our character could have talked. Kinda awkward having our Squadron speak to themselves awkwardly.
Note; the flight controls is best played on 'Expert' to control the fighter jets easier.