This is by far the best combat flight simulator game that I've ever played. Lucasarts hit it big with this title.
A variety of Spacecraft to pilot, each with their own arsenals, strengths and weaknesses with an even greater compliment of supporting crafts and capital ships.
Every mission provided a new challenge with a very fast-paced and fluid gameplay. Winning a variety of medals and banners for your performances was the icing on the cake.
I also loved the differentiation between Capital Ships names. Malevolence, Malice etc for the Empire and Hope and Liberty etc. for the Rebels. It helped me expand my vocabulary!!