PROs: The graphics are as good as you'll get on a Wii. That's it.
CONs: -The controller setup is horribly counter-intuitive, and for NO good reason. The Sports Resort flying "game" is far better. -You cannot perform the simplest maneuvers; for instance you cannot roll more than about 40 degrees to either side without using one of eight complicated and useless "special maneuvers". -The UI for navigating menus, customizing planes, etc., is confusing and not at all user-friendly. I suppse it made sense to the design team as they worked on it... -Cheesy storyline with little depth or explanation.
First of all, let me say that I am not an anime fan. In fact, I can't stand anime, so take that into account when I say the cutscenes are boring, and the voice acting is annoying.
Now, I love dogfighting games. I even spent a hundred dollars for a force feedback joystick for my PC. When I saw this game coming out for the Wii, I had to try it.
Even though I prefer a more simulation type flying game, I do enjoy arcade type dogfighters. I loved Crimson Sky for the Xbox. My major complaint with this game though is the controls.
The idea of using the nunchuk as the flight stick is interesting, but it's way to imprecise. There were many times I wanted the plane to turn, and I've got my arm pointed at a right angle to my body, and it's still flying straight.
I guess to make up for this, they uses a system where if you follow an enemy plane close enough, for long enough, you can hit the B button and get put right on their six. This however makes the game way too easy.
Maybe someone who's not so used to simulator games might like this one, but I hated it. The only thing keeping this from a 1 star review, is the creative idea behind the controls.