Excerpt: The 3-d shooter genre. While most consoles are littered with lame Star Wars shooters, Sky Gunner comes and breathes new life into the genre. The Graphics: While the graphics don't blatantly rip-off Hayao Miyazaki's works, anime fans will find the graphics to be inspired by his own unique style. The aerial ship designs are also quite easy on the eyes also. Anime fans will, for the most part, dig the overall art direction of this gorgeous game.
Pros: Gorgeous Graphics, Fast, and Fun Gameplay, Totally original story
Cons: Terrible Slowdown, The "Interactive Cartoon" Genre may not appeal to everyone
Excerpt: That's right; despite its childish appearance and lighthearted story, SkyGunner is all chaotic, white-knuckle action. As a matter of fact, the aerial combat can get so intense, SkyGunner's framerate has the tendency to drop from 60 frames per second (FPS) to somewhere around 20.
Excerpt: The main aspect that attracted me to Skygunner was the art style. I would love to sit here and tell you it was the old school shooter type game play, but that simply isn't the case. At first glance, it seems a little too cute, but there's a certain charm about the character and vehicle designs. It was great to see that the designs carried over into the actual game.
Excerpt: Sky Gunner is, at its foundation, an incredibly entertaining and quirky shooter. At first glance you’ll notice that this game is literally brimming with Japanese anime influence. And for good reason, you see, SCEI never intended for this game to be released in the States. After being in Japan for nearly a year, Atlus decided to take the initiative and publish it stateside. (Thanks, Atlus USA!
Excerpt: The story revolves around the town of Rive, who are celebrating the creation of the Eternal Engine - a perpetual battery that needs no maintenance and can power a machine infinitely. During their celebration, the nefarious Ventre shows up with his army of Poulets and steals the Eternal Machine. Now it is up to three " Sky Gunner s" - Ciel, Femme and Copain - to take it back and bring down Ventre.