I'm really enjoying the career mode. Pretty much a dynamic campaign, has random mission. Of course the main outcome will be historically accurate, but missions feel like anything could happen.
-Mission goes as planned, you drop some bombs and cruise home
-You meet too much fighter resistance and have to run for home before completing objective
-Get jumped by enemies when you're cruising home after spending 80% of your fuel and have to eventually ditch in a field.
-Ground attack mission turns into a fighter sweep after your squadron ditches bombs and gets into a furball with a cloud of Bf-109's.
Got a fighter kill in an IL-2. He came at me head-on, we exchanged fire, but I was the only one of us in a flying tank.