Brief summary of Wings of Prey:
A "Holywood" flight combat sim. Looks and sounds great, exciting to play, but lacks in mission design, AI and flight model.
+Lots of missions and planes.
+Great visuals. Variety of day/night and weather conditions. Nice effects: glare, cockpit scratches, damage (bullet holes, damaged ailerons, broken gauges etc.). Cockpits look great.
+Immersive 5.1 sound.
-Some of the missions in the campaign are frustratingly difficult. Some are bugged (e.g. objectives not triggering correctly).
-Stalls are a bit unrealistic.
-Poor documentation: Some things are never explained, like how the I-16 engine will die if you pull negative Gs, or how to use propeller pitch and radiator.
-Haven't played MP, but looks like online is basically dead.
~TrackIR is a big advantage, both for watching your six in dogfights and for spotting ground targets.
~Joystick (preferably HOTAS) is a must. Gamepad or keyboard+mouse won't cut it.