Here’s what I’m talking about, the F-16 for example is a cool fighter. But it’s stats are terrible compared to the F-22. So once you unlock the F-22 is there a reason you’d want to use the F-16? Like on a gameplay reason. There’s a lot of cool fighters in the game but they just don’t have an actual reason to be used once you unlock all the better/end game fighters.
Sure you might use it “for fun” but realistically, I don’t think you’d use it unless you were wanting to challenge yourself or do a personal goal or something.
Maybe only allow that to happen after you beat the campaign and only allow that in campaign (to preserve MP). But either way, I’d like to use some of the other “lesser” fighters, but I don’t want to sacrifice the better stats of the better jets.
And yeah I get that each fighter is unique and should be different... but come on, it’s an arcade sim... 156 missiles on a jet and pulling extremely high G turns without destroying your jet... it wouldn’t be too far fetched to be able to upgrade their stats to be able to fly like the better jets.