Yeah, that definitely makes me want to go back and give it another shot. A couple of things came to mind watching you play through that mission:
First, you’re obviously comfortable with how the different AtA missiles functions. My tendency is to watch the missiles to see if they’re going to hit their target, but you seemed pretty confident after firing. Also, I couldn’t quite tell how you were using those multi-target missiles, but you were getting a really good bang for your buck with those. I’m even less sure how those work now that I’ve watched you using them. In fact, at times it looks like you fired and then acquired the target after the missiles were away?
Second, were you doing anything about the incoming missile warnings? As near as I can tell, you didn’t get hit once. You certainly didn’t take any damage. You even had a flare to spare at the end! There were a few times it seemed you were trying to keep them at a perpendicular angle, but a few other times I was a sure a missile was coming right up your tailpipe. But I don’t think you ever got hit. And you were on ace difficulty! Why were you being shredded by those enemy missiles?
Third, good lord, I made the right choice turning off the music. Ugh. I would honestly rather listen to Kenny Loggins Danger Zone on a loop. Were your ears bleeding after playing that mission?
Fourth, you need look no further than the landing sequences to appreciate how arcadey this game is!
Fifth, why are you playing from the nose cam instead of the external view? Do you find that better for situational awareness, or do you just hate having airplane pr0n all up in your face when you’re playing an arcade action game?
Thanks for the video. That definitely makes me want to keep it installed to plink away at it more and unlock stuff.