I'm not sure I agree with the tone of the review. It focusses on the negative without expanding on the many positives of the Sim.
There are reviewers and there are critics. Depends if you take a glass half full or glass half empty approach.
I have paid my $30 and have got my moneys worth already just from playing single strike missions and trying different tactics against the Russian fleet. I havent even explored the F14 yet.
For some perspective, in sydney where I come from, a 2 hour movie if in a large cinema with 3D can cost up to $26. Now most of the stuff coming out in 3D scores on my scale 5/10 at best.
I agree with the reviewer that it is suprising that it was released with some glaring bugs ( but I think its related to the pressure that a small independent developer is under) but they dont "break" the game for me like CLOD did. From the Thirdwire forums , it seems that the people who have bought NA, are a much happier crowd and have identified the bug list , but are enjoying the product whilst they await the first round of patches.
My advice is if you are a strikefighters 2 fan , then it is worth it, you know the "after purchase support" you will get from TK.If you are not a fan already then it night not be right for you depending upon your outlook but if you have an interest in modern naval conflict then this will generate the excitement your after
Could not have said it better myself.
CLOD was given some time to fix the bugs before a critical review, yet this lays straight into SF2 where ThirdWire have a good reputation for fixing stuff quickly.