"Ace Combat is an arcade style Flight Action video game series published by the Japanese company Namco Bandai Games. Emphasizing action and dramatic plots rather than any sense of reality, the series has established itself in Japan, and the world as a prime example of the non-realistic fast paced mass-media friendly flight action genre.
The games of the series all take place in the same fictionalized world populated with fictional countries with details loosely based on real-life location, events, and wars. One of the main selling points of the series is the ability to pilot a range of aircraft that include accurate or slightly modified representations of present day military aircraft, prototypes that never saw actual battle, and completely fictional boss-type superweapons. Long time fans of the series are rewarded with small hints of the continuity between the games, as some characters and events are referenced from one game to another."
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