Jonathan, now a lawyer, used to dream of becoming a fighter pilot in his boyhood. The boy in him remains to this day, and he likes playing Astro Avenger in his free time, imagining himself as a hotshot pilot dodging enemy fire and going after enemy aircraft for the kill. He is one player who has given one of the favorable video games reviews regarding Astro Avenger.
Astro Avenger can be a good game for a professional like you to unwind after a day in the office and fantasizing to be going after an Evil emperor that has overthrown the rightful rulers of the empire to which you belong. If you were like Jonathan in his boyish days desirous of becoming a fighter pilot up in the skies, this game is your chance to enjoy before a computer what you would have been doing if indeed you became a fighter pilot. The thrill of being shot at by aerial missiles and dodging them like you were in an actual cockpit yourself will likely cause your adrenaline to rise. Just be sure it does not affect your blood pressure, as that problem is a no-no for a fighter pilot. This could happen to you before your computer, based on the thrills described in the many video games reviews attested to by many play reviewers.
You will enjoy the game, as you will likely end up the winner in the aerial conflict, as long as you develop the proper skills after a few games. You could be shot down too, but you do not have to worry at all of being killed - the most that will happen is the computer declares you as a casualty, but you can just click on the mouse to start a new game. When you are asked later to offer your comments in the portion on video games reviews, do not hide your being shot down - it is just a game anyway.
The game allows you to build up your skills in aerial combat. The first levels of the game call for you to overcome weaker opponents with weaker weapons, and have provisions for to upgrade the space ship you are using for the more difficult combat problems ahead. Being just a game, you are provided this luxury without you getting physically hurt at all.
As you graduate however to the higher levels of the game, you will be encountering more sophisticated kinds of enemy space ships. But if you have been constantly playing the game, and you have read the postings of other players in the video games reviews section, you will also develop more sophisticated skills in fighting a more formidable enemy. You will constantly get an upgrade of your skills level as you progress in your journey back into your boyhood. By the time that you have spent so many hours at the game, you can be rated a hotshot pilot comparable to none.
You get your relaxation and a break away from your day to day cares in your office. And you feel invigorated with your fantasy of being that unbeatable ace in the aerial combat you did by just sitting in front of your computer. Let that be known to new players when they read your comments in the video games reviews portion.