- Summary: Roll, loop, dodge and shoot like an Ace with simple motion controls in WWII Aces for the Wii™ system. Fly alone or with a friend via split-screen co-op as you join the ranks of the Royal Air Force, Soviet Air Force, or Luftwaffe and pilot 12 authentic airplanes through multiple campaigns basased on real events. Or, take on your friend in thrilling competitive multiplayer! Published by Destineer and developed by Arcade Moon, World War II Aces immerses players in the intense dogfighting and acrobatic maneuvers that typified World War II via the most intuitive flight controls on the Wii yet. Execute barrel rolls, loops, and last-second dodges with a flick of the Wii Remote, or attach the Nunchuck addition for a more realistic control scheme. [Destineer]… Expand
I enjoyed this game / simulation for many many hours! I think one needs to be an aviation enthusiast or pilot to enjoy WWII Aces. If you stick with it and learn the basics in Dogfight mode, it will help a lot.
Note the "lead time" on shooting a moving target is critical, especially in the X axis (left-right). Note that your cross-hairs turn red only after a bullet hits the enemy, indicating that you're in the correct bank and/or rudder input.
Utilizing the following two tips helped a ton. Tip #1: there are 3 "control schemes" from which to choose. I found number two to be good, thus utilizing the nunchuk for everything (except the A button to switch between bombs and missiles, later in the campaigns). Tip #2: for beginner to intermediate play, I found a large rubber band to be helpful in holding the B button. You see, there are 2 speeds of game play. The default one is at least DOUBLE real-world. Holding the B button reduces it to what seems to be a bit slower than real-world (being a pilot, I know approximately how these planes should respond.) I guess they figured hard-core gamers would be quickly bored by the slow (real-world) speed.
As for the V symbols pointing to primary and secondary targets, the choice of two colors was a great idea. Too bad they are red and dark red. Yellow would have been better. Watch them carefully. The program Loop and Roll maneuvers were worthless to me because you can't modify it mid-stream or do an Immelmann. But you can out-turn the enemy most of the time using bank and rudder. Last note: reading the instruction booklet helped. There are a couple of useful items in there.… Expand
PeteBella7If you enjoy WWII fighter planes [among others] this game puts you in the pilot seat. The games campaign is challenging but the great thing is that you can dig yourself into Dogfight Mode to get into the action without unlocking a lot of maps or planes. The Wii controls are fantastic. They make you feel like you are piloting these war machines and becoming a WWII flying ace!
True the campaigns can be frustrating when trying to defeat squadrons of enemy planes single handedly. But hey - maybe it can only make one a better pilot. Besides, since when is an easy game any fun when you can finish a campaign in an afternoon.
When special objectives arrive they are difficult to follow due to poor identification on the radar or as arrow indicators on screen. They just get lost in the mass of similar indicators as enemy planes are everywhere.
As for the graphic - they are comparable to, or even better, than many other Wii games. But to each there own.
All in all, I enjoy WWII Aces… Expand
Inaccurate user scores, IGN still sucks... yep, everything is still normal...
This game is actually quite fun, very challenging and interesting. I love the controlles, hate IGN, and find the graphics decent. Some parts are frustrating and somewhat feel glitchy, but I recommend this to any gamer that enjoys flying games.… Expand
GeoffreyMegargee2I bought a wii for my kid, and he loves it. Then I bought WWII Aces. I am stuck on the first mission, where you have to sink 2 U-boats while fighting off I don't know how many fighters. Granted, I've done very little gaming, but this is frickin impossible.… Expand