Jan 15, 20127Inaccurate 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.
Dec 25, 20110INterface is okay, but the missions are impossible. There are always swarms of enemy fighters behind you, making it pointless to use a bomber since it will just be cut to pieces. I like a challenge, but I was unable to make any meaningful headway in the game with the setting on EASY! Too bad, it had a lot of potential, but just doesn't reach it.
Dec 24, 20118I 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
Sep 2, 20108It may not be a standard setting game for graphix but when an 8 year old plays it, the game play is what makes it fun. For me, I got the game cuz I thought my son wouldn't be interested but I was totally surprised. He has been playing it for a week now and so have his friends with the co operative mode. It is a blast. It is simple. It is fun. It was $14 bucks at Best Buy. I think it is just fine. I actually do enjoy playing it.… Expand
GeoffreyMegargeeJul 8, 20092I 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.
PeteBellaJun 11, 20087If 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