Well, I've been playing most of the day. Yep, it's a bit tough, er...challenging. Then....
Problem with the Selfridge Installation mission: There is no way to save the Aequitas. The Destroyer comes in so fast and immediately blasts it with the main beam cannon and eliminates the Aequitas ......so, Primary Objective Failed (escort the two warships). OK, so I tried cheating....know what.....even that does not stop the ship from firing the beam (though I was fast enough to take it down before it actually fired, it still fired while exploding and killed the Aequitas).....viola, Primary Objective Failed again. But the real bummer was waiting for over 45 minutes after that (and 65 minutes at x2 time) and the Caracas never leaves, never undocks (regardless of how it's played...straight or using the kill cheat)?? What's up with that? What's the trigger supposed to be?? Oh yeah.....getting killed 5 times also does not "skip to next mission"!!
I don't mind insane gameplay, however it would be nice to be able to simply continue!
Additional info: I reach Checkpoint 1. Also, I managed to disable all three cargo ships carrying the artifacts, but after the small cutscene....they are gone!
Yeah, it's pretty and Yeah, there are many "language" problems (but that just means an "English editor" wanted to be involved!)
Sorry, until there is an answer (or two).....moving on.