Honestly I was never sure how to feel about this game when I played it. To me the game isn’t so bad, because there is a difference between reality and a game. Though I’m not sure how a child would react to the game. I think it really has to do with how you think of the game while your playing it.
Its not a bad game, but I think that the author is being a little too loose with his description of it being realistic. Personally I’d like to see something in place to make it so that you don’t get bombarded with artillery and planes one right after the other.