The lights are on
After playing the trial game I immediately downloaded the full version and took the skies in multiplayer. The various game modes keep the action fresh and the game runs very smoothly in 16 player skirmishes. Of course the only drawback, in my opinion, is the limited customization each player has over their fighter and weapons. But for only 800 Microsoft points, Smart Bomb definitely gave me my money's worth. Some of the solo campaign missions were pretty tough for me.
A lot of times in multiplayer I found myself lost looking at my mini-map and struggling to find the whereabouts of enemies in my proximity. I only wish the radar took changing altitudes into account and adjusted the dots (up arrow if above, down arrow if below).
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I have been looking into this game.