I actually got to play this at E3 and in the process of writing a preview for another site I write for. It's actually pretty fun, nice difficulty level. A bit on the tricky side but I suspect that Ubi is semi-coaxing you to buy better ships and weapons to make the game easier. Definitely feels very Star Fox at times. Playing with Fox and doing barrel rolls with his Arwing was pretty sweet.
I just wish they weren't pushing the whole modular space ship toy thing with this, and that the game wouldn't cost 75 bucks just for what I assume is a basic set included. Otherwise pretty solid space-shooter.
$75 gets you the game's main character pilot, a ship, and a set of weapons. This allows you to play all the core content, no missions or planets gated off.
With Switch, the starter kit includes the main character of the base game, Star Fox, the Arwing, and weapons. So again, no gated content since you have the Star Fox missions available out of the box as well.