I want to like this game but it’s pretty aggravating. I can get over the fact that it’s a clicker, not a realistic flight sim, but I’ve still got some basic issues with it as a game.
First, I’m not actually making very many interesting decisions in flight. There’s so much busywork tagging the fighters that if I dared take a few seconds to try to do something clever I would get shot down. Without high-ranking crew members I’m not given any choices anyway. And since the choice of what altitude to fly at would be interesting, the developers decided to take it away by making navigation only possible at low altitude.
Second, my choices are meaningless because I can’t see what’s going on and why. I just had my bomber split in two and crash. Why? I was too busy dropping bombs to see whatever caused it. Maybe the fighters shot up my fuselage too much? Let me just check the replay… oh wait, there isn’t one. I’ll never know what went wrong, what mistakes I might have made, or what I should have done instead.
If anybody wants to really drive me nuts, just tell me that I’m supposed to overlook these flaws because “it’s a roguelike! Dying is fun!”