Warthunder is a game about planes during WW2 / Korean war, you start off in biplanes and progress to jets, there are 5 powers (America, Germany, Russia, England and Japan) there are other nations includes, as the Germans have an Italian plane tech tree. There are micro transactions in-game, for instance premium experience boost, talismans (Purchase for planes to increase exp), premium planes (Faster exp, cannot get talisman), currency and exp (Only a little per rank, you still have to manually level this just makes it a tiny bit faster)
Right now there are only planes and AI controlled tanks, but in the future navy and ground units will be player controlled, the game does not require a joystick unless you increase the multiplayer difficulty (Join a FRB server with no flight assist), Its easy to use a mouse, not awkward at all and joysticks have the disadvantage unless you play FRB.
If you are interested i have a sign up link that gives you 50 golden eagles (premium currency) upon joining:
The game is still in beta so planes are not at their final state, some planes may be changed in the future.
Anyhow, i have been playing this as of late.
PS2 got a bit boring considering i had everything i really ever wanted except multiple cosmetic slots... And no metagame...
Hope ya'll having a good time on planetside2 though, i would of quit ages before i did if it was not for you guys...