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  • Summary: Sky Gunner follows the story of 3 ace pilots, Ciel, Copain and Femme, who are hired to protect the "Eternal Engine," an engine capable of perpetual motion. Little do they know, the criminal genius Ventre is planning to use the town's celebration aboard the luxury airship Merveilleux as an opportunity to steal the Eternal Engine for his own evil ends. [Atlus] Expand
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  1. Boasting some of the most inspired aesthetics since "Panzer Dragoon," SG conjres a sense of flight and freedom so convincing, you'll want to nose dive out of the sun and into and enemy's blind spot just because you can. [August 2002, p.130]
  2. A shooter fan's dream, and it's chock full of personality and presentation.
  3. SkyGunner is everything that shooter fans have come to expect.
  4. An odd camera which focuses on the enemies seems a rotten idea, then you get used to it, and discover a fairly deep and great looking shooter. [July 2002, p.82]
  5. 78
    If you can get past the technical difficulties, it's a great action game, not to mention quite the visual showcase for PlayStation 2 and its developer's artistic abilities.
  6. What covers most for its faults are its replay value and abundant personality. [August 2002, p.20]
  7. So is it worth your 50 Messetas? If you like shooters, or are a collector of Atlus titles, I’d have to give a resounding yes. For anyone else, I’d call this one a renter. It’s easily completed in a weekend.

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  1. Cless-kunS.
    Jul 24, 2002
    This game hits the mark on old fashion shooters brought into the new 3d world. With large, beautiful airships and a classical touch this game rekindles our love for shooters. With old fashion designs mixed with modern imagery this Miyazaki's (Princess Mononoke/Nausicaa Valley of the wind) finest work. From Destroying squadrons of aerial warships to tiny fighters this game would be perfect but yet has its small flaws. The worse flaw is the slowdown you might run into during the heavy full screen action where the battle is most intence, the slowdown doesn't last long but can throw you off your key sometimes. Second is the shortness of the game with 5 stages per charcter. Although you play thru each character thru basically the same stage, each play a different role (eg. destroy flagship or destroy the fighters). Other than these two main flaws the game is extremely challenging and an anime brought to life. Fans will love the opening sequence song and will definately love the optional japanese voice overs with english subtitles. So if your looking to bring an anime to life this is the game you should seek. Prizes are also given for top scores on the official site. Great Job for bringing over such a great title Atlus. Expand