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  • Summary: Use the Remote and Nunchuk to steer your plane through the skies as you seek out and gun down enemy jets.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. A great package. The unique control scheme is unique and effective, providing a sense of connection with your aircraft that mere button-pressing cannot. The story, told both with fantastic movies and via in-flight dialogue, is great; while confusing at times, it has requisite twist and turns just like the film.
  2. 83
    Despite the default motion controls not being quite as wonderful as you'd hope and the question mark over longevity, Sky Crawlers still manages to be a hugely enjoyable ride.
  3. With solid graphics and sound, some great gameplay elements, and a great anime style, you really can’t go wrong picking up and playing this game
  4. 75
    The total package is tasty, but not entirely satisfactory, after completing all the missions. The motion sensitive controls are perhaps not the best option, but they are the most fun. A bit of imagination gets you far, but the execution of the spectacular moves are handled by the game itself. If you want a decent flight sim on Wii - despite it arcade-ish feel - don't hesitate to buy this one.
  5. The best thing about The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces is that it makes you feel like a badass ace pilot. [Jan 2010, p.87]
  6. For fans of aerial combat games or the anime on which The Sky Crawlers was based, however, the game offers an excess of value, with an Achievements-esque medal system, multiple difficulty levels, and dozens of things to unlock.
  7. 58
    Sky Crawlers was better than I was expecting, but still left me unfulfilled in a couple of places. The main culprits are the largely unexciting missions, which don't pick up in scale or drama until the final few, when the fighting and the set pieces around it start to actually feel stressful.

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  1. Feb 13, 2011
    10
    I love it and wii controls make it better. The good! You feel like an ace pilot who dominates the sky. Planes are customisable and can fitI love it and wii controls make it better. The good! You feel like an ace pilot who dominates the sky. Planes are customisable and can fit your style. Good story and works along with the movie, when you watch the movie you can't help but think ya that's me who owns the sky. Awesome. The bad. I want more levels, more epic battles. Ace combat series is known for that, no matter how much they give you, you just want more. Hope a sequel comes out, ill pay 50$ no hesitation. Oh ya, if your a wii control fan you'll love it easy to get carried away and flinch right before you hammer into the ground. Collapse