Summary: I got this game for my grandson. He really enjoys the airplane shooting games involving the slower moving propeller driven aircraft as opposed to the faster jet aircraft games, and such games help him with his hand eye coordination. Birds of Steel seemed to be highly recommended for its more up to date graphics and realism, factors I thought would help hold his interest.
Summary: After reading many positive reviews stating this was THE best WW2 flight/combat simulator out there for any console, I gleefully paid almost 50$ for this rare game. It falls woefully short of offering anything more than historically accurate models of aircraft. The AI is terrible, the graphics are crap, the planes handle like a Studebaker with bad shocks, & the campaign/story mode is so basic and boring I don't care to follow it anymore.
Summary: I have been playing WWII flight sims/games almost 20 years and this is DEFINETLY the best game yet! I don't even play online yet and am enjoying hours of replay value. The number of planes available to fly (as you unlock/purchase them) is incredible!! I especially enjoy the Dynamic Campaigns as you can play virtually an infinite number of possibilities. Can't wait to get an online account and get the DLC, one of my all time favorite fighters (P-47) is included.
Summary: My 11 year old son loves this game. He played it for weeks with just the standard controller and then added a joystick and found it even more fun. I'm strict about the Teen games, but this one is very innocent.
Summary: Awesome game. For those of you who appreciate realism like I do, you must get it. I wish more video games put this much effort into continuity. Service was fast too. When I'm ready to purchase another game, I will get it through the same people.
Summary: Like Birds of Prey before the control scheme is completely hopeless. Throttle on the right stick and flight controls on the left stick. I understand the need to operate the A,X,Y,B buttons with your right thumb, but like most people I'm right handed so I would rather at least be able to swap the sticks for controls. Next the AI is terrible. When they are friendly AI they fly all over the place shooting at nothing or crash into each other.