This is a game with pretty lousy flying controls but otherwise is a more than competent third person shooter when you are on ground which thankfully is more than in the air. I remember trying this when it first came out back in 2010 and it was really bad and deserved all the bad reviews it got. However after several years of playing a lot of bottom of the barrel third-person action games, like for example Velvet Assassin and Dark Sector, this has actually aged well compared to those pieces of ♥♥♥♥. If you really are honest about this game though, there is one major reason that it still deserves its low metascore: some of the worst flight controls ever. When flying with your jetpack, mouse control is horrible. Thankfully there are a couple things to help remedy it. Remedy, not go away, unfortunately. Using a xbox 360 controller is out of the question because of a horrible hyper acceleration problem when moving the camera with left stick, which I have seen in other games as well including Binary Domain. So you have to use mouse and keyboard unless you are a clueless ret@rd and can't notice the issue when using a controller. So when you are flying you can hold down S to slow down thank God, or hit spacebar to start hovering. I had to mess around for a bit with sensitivity in game and in air before it was comfortable and ultimately had to set it from the normal 1500dpi I have it set to in my razer synapse down to 700dpi for this game. Also, again thank Jesus, when you are near an enemy flying saucer you can press E to grab on to it and begin ripping off a panel to short its circuits while dodging its fire back and forth trying to knock you off which is actually pretty cool, and after a minute you actually jump in it and can fly it and use it to do combat with. To make it so I don't have to do the whole aerial sequence while using my jetpack since flying controls are sickeningly bad, I try to mount and take control of as many ships as I can and bail out of each one and crash it into a mountain to defeat it. Yes, it is that hard to aim properly at a enemy target in combat that you are better off taking the time to do all of that.
All said, the ground combat is fun. I pray for the whole game to be mostly ground combat. Nothing special about it, standard assault rifles and laser weapons and grenades, but it feels so much better than flying combat. It has good combat mechanics for the most part. The game has good smooth colorful graphics and good effects.
Because of its wonky flight control feel, the game is held down big time. Thankfully though with patience you can get it done and thank god for solid ground combat. Slight mouse stuttering from a issue with vsync which is not uncommon for a lot of games like this, is not even close to as bad as it is in some other games, so that gets a pass.
I have yet to see any technical issues and so far am having fun with this game. 7/10.