One thing I think he did really well were the massive, large-scale battles. I've never seen so many cap ships and fighters firing at one another at the same time. And it rarely ever feels overwhelming, either, since despite the enormous numbers, your wingmen tend to be pretty capable in dispatching them.
Also, just how the general scope and scale of things gets crazier and crazier as the game goes on. The mission where you defend the....Warlock, I think it was called? using that special ship I forget the name of, where you down like 50+ Shivan cap ships single-handedly, at extreme distances too....it was incredible.