The gameplay is simple and the control system intuitive. And, as the whole thing is played in real time, you do feel a lot of pressure to get things done quickly. Just like the real thing I guess. However, if I was not reviewing it I would not touch this game. The sound effects are, again, almost non-existent save for the odd explosion. As for the graphics, well a flat 2D map is not exactly all that much fun to look at is it? Where are the fly by shots and missile cameras like the real air force had in the Gulf War? What about a little dogfighting action when planes meet instead of, like now, one flying into the other and an explosion. It is really sad to think that so much imagination has gone into the overall design and so little in its execution.