To start things off, I've always loved these fighter planes-esque games (e.g. War Thunder, Pearl Harbor). AC:PC was honestly the best game on my joystick that I've ever played (other than Star Wars: Rouge Squadron). Two separate campaigns in the WWII era, having the choice between Japanese and Americans were very interesting. Upon initializing the mission, you'll notice that every mission is taking off from an aircraft carrier (duh!). And unlike most single player campaign mode fighter games, you aren't the only one in the sky. You've got a whole squadron behind you (or in front, I'm always in the back) and the best part is that you can switch planes like how you switch players in FIFA. The pilots also have a ranking system e.g. Private, Captain and added skills to them depending on rank. It gets emotional when one of my starred pilots die in combat. The overall dogfighting is very fun and engaging, but when it comes down to missions, not so much.
Yes, there's two campaign modes, but all the missions are very mundane; some just bore me to death, literally. These include trying to spot an enemy carrier that's off the coast for 3 minutes, attempting to dive bomb a radio tower because your fighter planes ran out of ammo, or trying to kill the rest of the enemy squadron with one plane left. Not to mention that the flak cannons on the ground do insane damage. Aim is quite hard with a joystick (you can play with a keyboard, but it still doesn't help the aim) and the bombs/torpedos take some skill to land unless you're literally right above the enemy unit. However, that still doesn't take away the fun of things.
What I really enjoyed most was bombing ships. I love bombing runs; going down an entire stirp of an enemy aircraft carrier brings me so much joy. Knowing you have air superiority against this bomber always brings me to rejoice my lovely machine guns. Also, you can specialize the weapons on the plane to the mission, making even greater firepower.
Overall, the game was very enjoyable. Missions were a pain, but atleast AC:PC got the basics down.